August 15, 2016 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, Ga. – Uncle Maddio's Pizza, the create-your-own fast-casual pizza franchise, has signed a second franchisee for the Knoxville, Tennessee area. Ken Heatley, along with his son Ryan Heatley, will open three Knoxville units, bringing the total area count to four. The first restaurant is slated to open in 2017 once the best site is identified.
The existing Uncle Maddio’s restaurant, owned and operated by Glen Lax, a 5-year Uncle Maddio’s veteran, is currently located in the Northshore area at 2052 Town Center Blvd. Glen Lax is also amidst their search for the best second Knoxville site and are eager to begin operations.
“My family and I searched for the right franchise for a long time,” said franchisee, Ken Heatley. “After originally planning to open a sandwich franchise, we discovered Uncle Maddio’s Pizza and instantly fell in love with the brand as well as the leadership team. We knew that Uncle Maddio’s and the personalized pizza concept was the right fit for us.”
Ryan, along with his wife Mary, will move to Knoxville from Indiana to operate the restaurants. Ryan currently helps Ken run their Allstate Insurance business for The Heatley Agency but will transition full-time to the restaurant business.
“Our first Knoxville restaurant has been so popular that we knew there was an opportunity to expand across the community,” said Matt Andrew, Uncle Maddio’s CEO. “We look forward to serving more of our Knoxville friends and family with love, and of course, delicious pizza.”
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-bake ovens and served to their tables in about six minutes. Guests choose from one of three crusts, including a delicious gluten-free option, 48 toppings, 6 sauces, 27 vegetables and 15 meats. Everything is fresh and made in-store daily. Create-your-own salads and Foldwich™ sandwiches round out the Italian-inspired menu. Additionally, the restaurant offers a selection of craft beers and wine.
For information on Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, visit www.unclemaddios.com. Interested franchisees can visit unclemaddiosfranchise.com or contact Jocelyn Blain at email@example.com.
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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