January 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Time flies when you're having fun and in five years, Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint has quickly become a top fast casual franchise. As the originator of the create-your-own pizza, the fast casual restaurant continues to build upon its commitment to providing communities nationwide with a new, fresh experience.
"As the leader in fast casual pizza, we're proud of the success Uncle Maddio's has seen in five years," said Matt Andrew, founder. "Pizza is a classic favorite, and we've found an innovative way to upgrade the experience by allowing customers to enjoy high quality ingredients, a variety of options in a casual environment."
The first Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint opened in 2009 in Atlanta. Two years later the company opened its first franchise locations in Woodstock, Ga. and Louisville, KY. To date, pizza lovers in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee can enjoy fresh pies made before their eyes in less than six minutes.
"We are expecting a year of growth and plan to open 35 new units in addition to the 165 locations we have in development including new market openings in Texas, Alabama and Colorado," added Andrew.
Having served as co-founder and president of fast-casual Mexican restaurant Moe's Southwest Grill, Andrew has had a long history in the space. He understands the expectations of today's customer.
Guests can choose from three crusts and nearly 50 toppings, amounting to over 5 million various combinations. The menu also provides options to meet varying dietary needs including gluten free, organic and hormone free. Nine-inch individual pizzas are made-from-scratch and served in six minutes for only $6.99.
Another unique aspect of the company is it's 'served with love' mantra. From the corporate team and franchisees to staff and customers, the dedication to doing what's best is evident. This theme also extends into its community and charitable initiatives. For example, Uncle Maddio's created a "Real Hope Signature Pizza," benefiting pediatric research at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Giving back to the community is an important mission for each location.
As part of its 5th Anniversary, the first Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint (3027 North Druid Hills Road) is offering a special birthday deal. Each Monday, fans can receive a 9-inch, 3-topping pizza and small soft drink for only $5.55.
For more information on Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint, visit www.unclemaddios.com. Interested franchisees can visit www.unclemaddios.com/franchise-info/ or contact Roger Wagerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating its 5th year, Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is the original create-your-own fast casual pizza restaurant. Operating 18 restaurants in six 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 has 50 years combined experienced in the fast casual 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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