Two chefs and an aerospace engineer have come together in their love for the Lone Star state and great food to bring Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint to the Southwest. In a new multiunit development agreement, Stewart Geyer will join Janie Stephens and Emily Stephens in giving Texans a taste of the fast-casual pizza concept. The first of five Uncle Maddio’s is slated to open in Austin at 5601 Brodie Lane Suite 1200A in April. The team plans to open additional restaurants in Waco and Dallas by the end of 2014.
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Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will test a breakfast menu at its Charlotte, North Carolina, location, serving free breakfast pizzas, panini sandwiches, and Break-zones on Thursday, December 12, and Friday, December 13, at the 101 South Tryon Street location in Charlotte’s Overstreet Mall.
With 13 Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint locations operating in Metro Atlanta, the fast-casual pizza franchise plans to expand into North Georgia. A new development agreement with franchisee Briann Welborn is doing just that. After 25 years managing quick-serve restaurant concepts for franchise owners with Subway, McDonald’s, and Taco Bell, Welborn is branching out on his own to become the owner and operator of three Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint locations. Welborn plans to open his locations in Forsyth and Hall counties, with sites in Cumming, Dawsonville, and Gainesville.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is showing customers and dozens of local charity partners the love while introducing its “Love Cookies.” As part of the introduction of the new Love Cookie, Uncle Maddio’s is partnering with local charities and donating ten percent of Love Cookie sales during the month of December.
The Love Cookie is an exclusive recipe, created by Uncle Maddio’s chef Alex Cook. The chocolate chip six-inch cookie is baked-to-order to ensure warm, chewy chocolaty goodness with each bite.
Beef, pork, poultry, and seafood may be the staples of the limited-service restaurant industry, but non-meat items aren’t taking a back seat on the menu these days. Although vegetarians make up a small percentage of the American dining population, an increasing number of consumers are deciding to eat less meat.
“Ten years ago, it might have seemed like a fad, with just a small population, but it’s been constantly increasing,” says Jesse Gideon, corporate chef and chief operating officer for Fresh To Order, a 10-unit fast-casual chain based in Atlanta.
In celebration of National Celiac Awareness Month, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint added a gluten-free dessert to its menu. Seeing the demand for gluten-free items grow, the company will serve up new desserts for everyone, including a gluten-free oat bar infused with caramel. Uncle Maddio’s already offers gluten-free pizza crust, and many locations also include gluten-free beer options on their beverage menus.
The fast-casual pizza franchise Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint continues expanding across the country with the with the recent signing of a five-unit franchise development agreement for Southeast Alabama. The chain was founded by Matt Andrew, former president and co-founder of Moe’s Southwest Grill.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint announced the launch of its fall specialty menu items fusing popular American favorites, pizza and cheeseburgers. The limited time offers include the Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza, the Loaded Baked Potato Pizza, and a traditional French Onion Soup, which are all available at participating locations beginning November 1.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint announced a franchise development agreement with successful entrepreneur and Golden Corral restaurant owner, John Verderame, to open three locations in South Florida. Verderame is part of explosive growth for the fast-casual pizza brand, which has opened 18 locations in less than three years and has an additional 150 units in development.
Verderame will initially open locations in Palm Beach and Broward County, the first Uncle Maddio’s in the area.