Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Opening Third Charlotte Area Restaurant

Serving fresh, hand-made pizzas, salads and Foldwiches, along with craft beer and a selection of wine

July 20, 2016 // Franchising.com // Uncle Maddio's Pizza is expanding across the Charlotte, N.C. area and will open its third restaurant on July 22 in the prestigious Midtown area located at 345 S. Kings Drive, directly across from Trader Joe’s and the Metropolitan Center.

Offering hand-made pizza, salads, Foldwich, as well as craft beer and wine. The grand opening weekend has an exciting lineup of offers and events listed below.

  • 7/22- Visit www.facebook.com/unclemaddioscharlotte midtown starting Monday, July 18 and sign-up to be one of the first 2000 people to earn a Free 9”, 3 topping pizzas
  • 7/23- One lucky guest can win $5000 by signing up for Maddio’s Loyalty Club or making a purchase, and then earning the chance to enter the secret code into Maddio’s Dough Vault. If you crack the code, win $5,000 in “dough” instantly.
  • 7/23- On brewery night Uncle Maddio’s will partner with Old Mecklenburg Brewery for “Keep the Glass” night, as well as gift card giveaways to the brewery.
  • All purchases made Saturday, July 23, the receipt will be redeemable for a FREE 9” 3 topping pizza for 2 weeks following that purchase.
  • 7/24- Join Maddio for Family Day, where all kids under 12 eat for free, which includes a 6”, 2 topping pizza, drink or a milk. Other activities include face painting, balloon art and a coloring contest.

Uncle Maddio’s is a next generation pizza restaurant that lets guests build their own pizza exactly how they want it, cooked in fast baked ovens, and served to their tables in about six minutes. Guests choose from one of three crusts, including a delicious gluten-free option, and 48 toppings, including six sauces, 27 vegetables and 15 meats. Everything is fresh, from the pizza dough and sauce that’s made in-store each day to the wide variety of veggies. For guests looking to expand their pizza horizons, Uncle Maddio’s also offers signature pizzas ranging from the meaty Big Max to the Steak & Blue. Create-your-own salads and Foldwich™ sandwiches round out the Italian-inspired menu. The restaurant also offers a selection of craft beers and wine.

“Our locations in Charlotte and Huntersville have been incredibly successful and we plan to build on that success for our third location,” said Jerry Licari, Uncle Maddio’s franchisee.  “This is only the third of many Uncle Maddio’s we have planned for the greater Charlotte area.”

The Charlotte Uncle Maddio’s is owned and operated by franchise partners Jerry Licari and Tim Verhagen.  They opened their first two Uncle Maddio’s restaurants in 2014; the first in Overstreet Mall and their second in Huntersville.  In total, the partners have signed on to open eight locations across the Charlotte area, making them one of the largest franchisees for the brand. 

“Jerry and Tim are proven franchisees that have built a great following in Charlotte,” says Matt Andrew, CEO and founder of Uncle Maddio’s.  “There is a lot of opportunity to build out new locations in around Charlotte and they are the guys to help us expand in the area.”

Since launching its aggressive growth plan in 2008, Uncle Maddio's has signed franchise agreements with 67 different entities in 18 states. Many of Uncle Maddio's franchisees have previous multi-unit experience with Jimmy John's, Firehouse Subs, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Burger King, Krystal, Papa John's, Domino's and Golden Corral.

For information on Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, visit www.unclemaddios.com. Interested franchisees can visit unclemaddiosfranchise.com or contact Jocelyn Blain 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. Opening 50 locations in 15 states, Uncle Maddio's has more than 250 units in development. 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, Uncle Maddio's has the freshest and largest menu in the category. The restaurant's unique high-speed ovens offer the most throughput in the industry and can produce 200 pizzas per hour. Uncle Maddio's also serves Foldwiches™ and salads. 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.  www.unclemaddios.com.

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