August 29, 2016 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, Ga. – Uncle Maddio's Pizza is expanding operations again across the Florida panhandle. The growing build-your-own pizza franchise has signed a development deal for the Pensacola area. New franchisees Jeremy and Wendy Jordan have signed a two-store deal with the first location to open in 2017. Uncle Maddio’s currently has seven restaurants in Florida in Panama City, Jacksonville, Tallahassee (2), Orlando, Sarasota, Ocala with another two planned Florida restaurants to open in 2016 in St. Pete Clearwater and the Tampa/Lutz areas.
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.
The Jordan’s are currently looking to identify the best Pensacola location for this first unit. Although Uncle Maddio’s Pizza appeals to everyone – families with children, college students, and individuals of all ages – the couple aims to strategize their placement to maximize brand familiarity.
“The create-your-own pizza movement is incredibly hot right now, and we want to bring it to Pensacola,” said Jeremy Jordan, Uncle Maddio’s franchisee. “Our selection of the Uncle Maddio’s franchise extends beyond the trend. The food is without a doubt levels above other fast casual fare, and the operations model is simple and easy to execute.”
The Pensacola Uncle Maddio’s is not the first restaurant franchise initiative for the Jordan’s. The couple already owns two Jimmy John’s sandwich shops in Pensacola.
“The success of Jeremy and Wendy’s Jimmy John’s gives us great confidence in their ability to make this Pensacola Uncle Maddio’s a huge hit,” says Matt Andrew, CEO and founder of Uncle Maddio’s. “The Florida panhandle is a great region for Florida expansion, and we anticipate more locations there in the coming years.”
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 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 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 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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