June 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint continues to dominate the Atlanta-area fast-casual pizza scene as it opens another restaurant in Smyrna, Ga., on July 10. The Atlanta-based build-your-own pizza concept will open at 4340 East-West Connector South Cobb Drive in the Old Ivy Village. The restaurant will hold a grand opening celebration on July 11 and will serve free 9-inch, build-your-own, three-topping pizzas to guests in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The opening is the13 Uncle Maddio’s restaurant for the Atlanta-area. The popular hometown customizable pizza place has expanded quickly across the country with more than 33 locations in 14 states. Uncle Maddio’s continues its growth in its home market with 14 units planned for the metro-area in the next 5 years. Uncle Maddio’s opened in Newnan in June and will open in Loganville, Ga., later this summer.
“Our pizza concept started right here in Atlanta and this is where we will always call home,” said Matt Andrew, CEO of Uncle Maddio’s. “We want all Atlantans and nearby Atlantans to know our name and love our food, and we are committed to growing our presence in the surrounding communities.”
The Smyrna, Ga., restaurant is owned and operated by Mike and Cajgie-Mcgaha Dickey. Mike has more than 25 years in the restaurant industry, 15 of which were spent managing restaurants for Darden. Cajgie Mcgaha-Dickey also has a long restaurant career, working for 20 years as a general manager and in human resources for Applebee’s.
“Besides the great-tasting food, we were so impressed by the speed of growth and success of the brand that we knew we had to sign on,” said Mike Dickey Uncle Maddio’s franchisee. “We know Atlantans love Uncle Maddio’s and we can’t wait to meet our new guests in Smyrna.”
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. Create-your-own signature salads and toasted Panini 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 55 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, Golden Corral and Five Guys. Uncle Maddio's is on track to have 300 restaurants open in five years with 1,000 units in development and is opening units every 10 days.
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.
With more than 1,000 Pizza Makers making more than 2,000,000 gourmet pizzas a year, Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is category leader of the create-your-own premium fast casual pizza restaurants. Operating 35 locations in 14 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 under $8. With four pizza sizes; three types of crusts, including gluten-free; six sauces and 48 fresh toppings, many vegan, organic, and hormone-free, 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 toasted Paninis and gourmet salads - all prepared with locally sourced ingredients (when available) and salad dressings and 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 serves the guests and communities it is a part of. Based in Atlanta, the Uncle Maddio's management team has 50 years combined experienced in the fast casual category. Markets are available nationwide for franchise partner development including Texas, Ohio, and New Jersey.
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