October 13, 2016 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Uncle Maddio’s Pizza recently signed two three-unit franchise agreements for the greater Nashville metropolitan area. Franchisee, Michael Eastham, will open his first restaurant in Murfreesboro, Tennessee mid-November – and is currently searching for locations for his 2nd and 3rd units in Brentwood, Franklin or Hermitage. Mike and Dhara Chaudhary, experienced entrepreneurs and hospitality franchisees, have also signed on to open three Uncle Maddio’s units in the area.
Michael and his wife, Lauren, are set to open the second Tennessee (first in Knoxville) Uncle Maddio’s restaurant in Murfreesboro in the Shoppes of Northgate near Sprouts grocery store at 125 Wendlewood Drive. Partners in the venture include Julie Martin and Rawleigh Martin. The couple also owned an in-home care service for seniors.
“What’s not to love about the fast casual pizza category?” says Eastham. “The food is incredible – high-quality, fresh and consistent – we just can’t go wrong with this potential.”
The Chaudharys have also signed on to open three Uncle Maddio’s units in the Nashville area and are looking for sites in the Hendersonville, Smyrna and West End areas. The business partners own and operate several enterprises throughout Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and New Jersey, but this is their first restaurant concept. In addition to a liquor store, their portfolio includes seven gas and convenience stores including Shell, BP, Exxon, Citgo, Valero and Phillips 66 as well as 8 – soon to be 9 –properties in the hospitality/hotel segment. “No other fast casual or pizza brand could deliver the quality and service that Uncle Maddio’s could deliver,” said Mike Chaudhary.
“Uncle Maddio’s has been a hit in Knoxville, so we have no doubt the concept will be welcomed across the state,” says Matt Andrew, Uncle Maddio’s CEO. “When evaluating potential franchisees, we target direct food service experience and related fields.”
The New York-style, handcrafted, fast casual pizza concept allows guests to build-their-own pizza, choosing from one of three crusts, including a gluten-free option, and 48 toppings, six sauces, 27 vegetables and 15 meats.
At this time, Uncle Maddio's has signed franchise agreements with 57 different entities in 15 states. Many of the franchisees have previous multi-unit experience with likes of Jimmy John's, Firehouse Subs, Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Burger King, Krystal, Papa John's, Domino's and Golden Corral. The franchise 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 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 almost 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, many vegan or organic. 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 Foldwich™ sandwiches and gourmet salads - all freshly prepared as are 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 includes extensive community involvement. Based in Atlanta, the Uncle Maddio's management team has 50 years combined experienced in the fast casual category.
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