While the calendar says August is National Panini Month, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint prefers to feature hot, toasted, sandwiches with melted cheeses, meats, and veggies when the weather starts to cool down. Just in time for fall, fast-casual pizza franchise is celebrating the never-forgotten pizza sidekick with a new limited-time expanded panini menu.
Uncle Maddio's is getting ready to open its first Virginia location on Saturday, August 30, in Dulles within the Washington, D.C., area. The restaurant is located at the Dulles 28 Centre in Loudoun County, Virginia, and will throw a grand opening celebration with a free 9-inch, 3-topping pizza for everyone who shows up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Franchisee Chris Wadsworth is a Loudoun resident who lives in nearby Ashburn with his wife and three boys. He is former TV anchor and reporter, so getting into the pizza biz is a major career change.
Economic booms are nothing new to regional American economies. From the Gold Rush in California to the post–Industrial Age coal fields of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, history shows that workers and businesses have long rushed to parts of the country where valuable resources were discovered.
Now it’s North Dakota’s turn. The identification of a major oil field in the western part of the state led to a boom that’s created thousands of new jobs in the past five years. And businesses, including quick-service restaurant operators, are cashing in.
Made to Order LLC signed a deal to open three Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint locations in North Carolina. The restaurants will be operated by industry veteran and Made to Order part-owner Bronce McClain. The first restaurant is set to open in High Point, North Carolina, at the High Point Palladium Shopping Center in the fourth quarter of this year.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is opening its second Charlotte-area location in Huntersville, North Carolina, July 7 at 10009 NorthCross Center Court in the NorthCross Shopping Center. To celebrate the fast-causal pizza restaurant’s grand opening, Uncle Maddio’s will give away one 9-inch, three-topping pizza to all customers in line from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 12.
North Dakota will get its first Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint location when the restaurant opens in Minot today. North Dakota residents Troy and Jamie Mattern will open the franchise at 3310 16th Street SW, Minot, North Dakota, at Southgate Crossing. This will be the first build your own fast-casual pizza concept in North Dakota and the first of four Uncle Maddio’s to open in the state.
Premium fast-casual pizza restaurant Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint announced the selection of Scout as its first agency of record for advertising and other marketing services, following a comprehensive agency review. Scout will lend its deep experience in the food and beverage space to further propel growth for the build- your-own pizza franchise. Uncle Maddio’s is a fast-growing fast-casual pizza franchise, operating 19 restaurants in seven states. The national brand will open 24 restaurants in 2014 including five new states from North Dakota to Colorado and Florida.
Restaurant brands are turning to daypart expansion as they seek new growth channels, with many operators zeroing in on breakfast, the fastest growing daypart, according to The NPD Group. But with all of the opportunities a new daypart offers, it also brings with it operational challenges like added equipment and staffing.
When Taco Bell debuted its breakfast menu on March 27, igniting a competition with McDonald’s in what has been dubbed the “breakfast wars” by mainstream media, the brand’s executives believed it was the right time for the expansion.
Building on their success with Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint, Charlotte, North Carolina franchise partners Jerry Licari and Tim Verhagen are expanding market penetration with the fast-casual pizza concept.
Increasing their franchise development agreement, Licari and Verhagen are securing the rights to franchise eight Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint locations throughout Charlotte, including neighborhoods such as South Charlotte, Plaza Midwood, Myers Park, South Park, and surrounding suburbs such as Ballantyne, Mooresville, and Davidson.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will soon open its first location in Raleigh, North Carolina. Business partners Andrew Madans and Talie Madans are developing three new locations in the Triangle region after being introduced to the concept when visiting family in Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint’s hometown, Atlanta.