Multi-Unit Krystal Operator Selects Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint for Jacksonville and Gainesville, FL

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint Signing on Experienced Franchisees with New Unit Development in the Florida Panhandle

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 - With 20 years of experience operating multiple Krystal restaurant locations in north Florida, Kevin Gartner is expanding his franchise operation portfolio signing on to develop five Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint locations. Bringing the original, and fastest growing fast casual pizza to Jacksonville and Gainesville, Fla, the company plans to open its first Uncle Maddio's location in Jacksonville in late 2014.

"We looked into a number of fast casual restaurant franchises, and selected Uncle Maddio's because the team has perfected the create-your-own pizza concept," said Kevin Gartner, Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint franchisee. "Uncle Maddio's consistently delivers delicious pizzas, paninis and salads, exceeding customer experience expectations – every time and at every location."

A member of the Krystal's franchise advisory council for 20 years, Kevin appreciates the transparency and systems developed by the Uncle Maddio's franchise team. His team currently employs 165 employees and will utilize the 65 years of combined experience of this operation and administrative team, which will work with both concepts. Each new Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint location employs 25-30 employees.

"The value of a franchisor is their ability to set up their franchisees up for success," said Kevin Gartner, Uncle Maddio's franchisee. "The Uncle Maddio's systems are a proven formula for the success of their franchisees. The Uncle Maddio's team delivers phenomenal support developing the menu, recipes, promotions and new ideas, allowing franchisees to focus on operations and customer service."

Building on the combined success of Matt Andrew with his experience as co-founder of Moe's Southwest Grill, the Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint team knows how to provide the choices that consumers desire. The menu includes healthy alternatives with organic, gluten-free, whole wheat and fresh ingredients. Classic indulgent flavors for pizza and paninis are available complimenting the five million choices on the Uncle Maddio's menu. Freshly grated cheeses, olive oil and homemade sauces are a part of the everyday, every location Uncle Maddio's kitchen.

"Uncle Maddio's serves healthy, fresh, flavorful pizzas, salads and paninis at affordable prices," said Gartner.

Uncle Maddio's consistently "Serves with Love," currently operating 18 restaurants in six states. The Atlanta-based franchise is projecting to open 35 new units in 2014 with 165 additional locations already in development.

Uncle Maddio's pizzas, paninis and salads are customized, personalized and made-to-order for each individual patron. Most entrees are brought to customers' tables in six minutes for under $7. Customized pizzas start with the selection from three crust choices, including traditional, whole-wheat, and gluten-free. Forty-eight toppings include six homemade sauces, 27 vegetables and 15 meats. Uncle Maddio's offers options such as hormone-free chicken, fresh local vegetables, Daiya vegan cheese and organic greens. A "take and bake" option offers a quick family meal.

For more information on Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint, visit Interested franchisees can visit or contact Roger Wagerman at

About Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint

Celebrating its 5th year, Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is the original create-your-own fast casual pizza restaurant. Operating 19 restaurants in seven states, Uncle Maddio's is the fastest growing fast casual pizza brand in the US, with an additional 35 franchise restaurants in development for 2014, and 165 units committed through its franchisee network. Uncle Maddio's pizzas are completely customizable, made-to-order, and served up in just six minutes for under $7. Uncle Maddio's offers four pizza sizes, three types of crusts, including gluten-free, six sauces, and 48 fresh toppings, many vegan, organic, and hormone-free. The freshest and largest menu in the category, Uncle Maddio's also serves toasted paninis and gourmet salads - all prepared with locally sourced ingredients and salad dressings that are made daily.

Based in Atlanta, Uncle Maddio's management team is the most experienced in the fast casual pizza category. Uncle Maddio's has targeted Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Virginia.

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