February 26, 2016 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Top fast-casual pizza restaurant Uncle Maddio's Pizza opens its first Lexington, KY at 630 Euclid Ave. on Saturday with free pizza to guests in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant is owned and operated by local Lexington brothers Todd, Matt and Robb Sackett, along with business partner Billy White, who also own 11 Jimmy John’s in the area.
Uncle Maddio’s is a next generation pizza restaurant that lets guests build their own pizza exactly how they want it and 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 spicy Jamaican Jerk and Steak and 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.
“The Lexington community has a lot of choices when dining out, but we think Uncle Maddio’s will become their favorite,” said Billy White, Uncle Maddio’s franchisee. “The Uncle Maddio’s New York-style thin crust pizza is Americans’ favorite, and with our fast service and fresh ingredients, we plan to win over families, friends, busy lunchtime diners, and any other guest that wants to join us.”
White and the Sackett brothers have signed on for two more Uncle Maddio’s locations for the greater Lexington area. The franchisees are experienced leaders in the local restaurant scene and already own 11 Jimmy Johns around Lexington.
“The franchise team of Billy White and the Sacketts are only just starting to build a great Uncle Maddio’s Pizza presence in Lexington,” said Matt Andrew, Uncle Maddio’s CEO. “With their experience and local ties, they are sure to become the top choice for fast-casual pizza places in Lexington.”
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. Uncle Maddio's is on track to have 250 restaurants open in five years.
For information on Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, visit www.unclemaddios.com. Interested franchisees can visit unclemaddiosfranchise.com or contact Jocelyn Blain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 45 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 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 fast bake 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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