With 20 years of experience operating multiple Krystal restaurant locations in north Florida, Kevin Gartner is expanding his franchise operation portfolio signing on to develop five Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint locations. Bringing the fast-casual pizza chain to Jacksonville and Gainesville, Florida, the company plans to open its first Uncle Maddio’s location in Jacksonville in late 2014.
At Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, “Served with Love” isn’t just a saying, but a mission built into every facet of the restaurant. Beginning now, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint customers will have an additional assurance with a new “Served with Love Guarantee.” If a customer isn’t completely satisfied with an Uncle Maddio’s experience, the pizza place will build a new pie or offer a refund.
Fast-casual pizza concept Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will spread the love each Monday by offering a Maddio Mondays $5.55 pizza deal on any nine-inch pizza with up to three toppings of the customer’s choice. The special offer is available at any participating Uncle Maddio’s restaurant.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will open its 19th unit on March 27 in Auburn, Alabama, at the Heart of Auburn complex at 339 South College Street, Suite E. To celebrate the newest Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint opening, the restaurant will serve free 9-inch, any three topping, fully-customizable pizzas to all customers in line from 11:00 a.m. through the afternoon on Saturday, March 29. One patron in line will be awarded free pizza for a year.
Atlanta-based fast casual franchise, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, welcomes the newest member of its executive team Scott Goodrich, vice president of field operations and support. Goodrich was regional director of franchise operations at Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
Searching for a franchise to build their business, Troy and Jamie Mattern found Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, and they are bringing the concept to North Dakota. Signing a four-location multiunit development agreement, the Matterns plan to own and operate Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint in several locations, focusing first on Minot and Fargo. They project to open the first two Uncle Maddio’s locations in North Dakota during the second half of 2014.
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is diving into 2014 with aggressive growth and new market penetration. Since opening its first location more than five years ago in Atlanta, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint grew by 250 percent in 2013 (from 7 to 18 units) and is now the fastest growing create-your-own pizza franchise. Opening the first Uncle Maddio's locations in Texas, Alabama, and Colorado will be just the start, as the company is poised to open 35 new locations before the end of the year.
Soon, Nebraskans will get 50 million ways to enjoy fast-casual pizza. Mike Simmonds and Shawn Simmonds will open Nebraska’s first Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint in Omaha this fall. The restaurant will offer made-to-order pizza, salad, and sandwiches and will be the first of six units as part of the Simmonds’ multi-unit agreement. Additional locations are slated to open in Omaha, Bellevue, and Lincoln.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will make its debut in Colorado, thanks to James Smethie, who plans to bring the create-your-own pizza concept to Denver, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs.
Smethie is a long-time Colorado resident and graduated from Colorado State. He learned of the franchise from his cousin Stewart Geyer, an investor and Texas franchise owner of the brand. While his background is mostly in retail, he says he knew that the concept would be a winner for Colorado.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is celebrating its fifth year in business with plans to build upon its commitment to providing communities nationwide with a new pizza experience.
“As the leader in fast-casual pizza, we’re proud of the success Uncle Maddio’s has seen in five years,” says founder Matt Andrew. “Pizza is a classic favorite, and we’ve found an innovative way to upgrade the experience by allowing customers to enjoy high-quality ingredients, a variety of options in a casual environment.”