Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Opens First Maryland Restaurant

Expansion Includes 10 Units in Greater Washington, D.C. Area

November 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Uncle Maddio's Pizza is continuing its expansion in the Northeast and opens its first Maryland restaurant in Frederick, Md. Owned by local franchise partners Doug Sellers and Kane Wright, the newest fast-casual build-your-own pizza restaurant, is located at 5597 Spectrum Drive across from the Frances Scott Key Mall. Wright and Sellers have signed on to open 10 Uncle Maddio’s locations throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area, making them one of the largest Uncle Maddio’s franchisees.

Uncle Maddio’s is a New York style, craft, fast casual pizza restaurant that lets guests build-their-own pizza exactly how they want it. Add a little more of this, a little less of that, and make your favorite pizza by choosing from an almost limitless number of toppings. Everything is fresh, from the pizza dough that’s made in-store each day to its variety of veggies. For guests looking to try something new, Uncle Maddio’s also offers a selection of signature pizzas ranging from Big Mas to Spicy Jamaican Jerk. Create-your-own salads and Foldwich™ sandwiches round out the Italian-inspired menu. The Restaurant also offers a selection of craft beers and wine.

“From the moment I experienced Uncle Maddio’s I thought it was the best-tasting pizza I had ever had and I knew I wanted to open a restaurant,” said Kane Wright, franchisee. “I can’t wait to introduce Uncle Maddio’s to the Frederick community, and I hope they love it as much as I do.”
The Maryland franchise partners are experienced restaurant operators and previously owned a Golden Corral franchise. The next two Uncle Maddio’s openings are planned for Richmond and Charlottesville, Va. For dates to be determined.

“Uncle Maddio’s is growing at an exceptional pace and we are looking for significant investments with franchise partners like Kane and Doug,” said Matt Andrew, CEO of Uncle Maddio’s. “We are excited to bring Uncle Maddio’s pizza to Maryland, Virginia and throughout the Washington, DC and Baltimore region.”

Uncle Maddio's offers premium ingredients and more customization than any other fast-casual pizza chain. Guests choose from one of three crusts, including a gluten-free option, and 48 toppings including six sauces, 27 vegetables and 15 meats. More than 30 menu items are made fresh daily in-house. For those with dietary restrictions, Uncle Maddio's serves up a huge selection of healthful options such as whole wheat and gluten-free crusts, hormone-free chicken, fresh local vegetables, Daiya vegan cheese and organic greens. Build-your-own signature salads and Foldwich™ sandwiches round out the Italian-style menu. The restaurant also offers a selection of craft beers and wine.

Since launching its aggressive growth plan in 2008, Uncle Maddio's has signed franchise agreements with 57 different entities in 18 states. Many of Uncle Maddio's franchisees have previous multi-unit experience with Jimmy John's, Firehouse Subs, Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Burger King, Krystal, Papa John's, Domino's, and Golden Corral. Uncle Maddio's is on track to have 300 restaurants open in five years with 1,000 units in development.

For information on Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, visit www.unclemaddios.com. Interested franchisees can visit unclemaddiosfranchise.com or contact Roger Wagerman at franchising@unclemaddios.com.

About Uncle Maddio's Pizza

With more than 1,350 Pizza Makers making more than 5,000,000 pizzas a year, Uncle Maddio's Pizza is category leader of the create-your-own, fast casual pizza restaurants. Operating 40 locations in 13 states, Uncle Maddio's has more than 300 units in development and is projected to double in size in 2015. Uncle Maddio's pizzas are customizable, made-to-order, and served up fast for about $8. With four pizza sizes; three types of crusts, including gluten-free; six sauces and 48 fresh toppings, many vegan or organic. Uncle Maddio's has the freshest and largest menu in the category. The restaurant's unique fast bake ovens offer the most throughput in the industry and can produce 200 pizzas per hour. Uncle Maddio's also serves Foldwich™ sandwiches and gourmet salads - all freshly prepared as are 30 other menu items that are made on-site daily. Uncle Maddio's 'Served with Love' philosophy and restaurant is for everyone - children and families, college students, the young and the young at heart - and includes extensive community involvement. Based in Atlanta, the Uncle Maddio's management team has 50 years combined experienced in the fast casual category.

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With more than 1,350 Pizza Makers making more than 5,000,000 pizzas a year, Uncle Maddio's Pizza is category leader of the create-your-own, fast casual pizza restaurants.


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