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.”
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.