In honor of the grand opening of its first Triangle–area restaurant, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, the popular fast-casual, create-your-own pizza brand, is giving away a free 9 inch, any three-topping pizza to guests from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. January 24 at its new 7157 O'Kelly Chapel Rd, Cary, North Carolina location. The Parkside Town Commons restaurant opens January 22. Franchisees Andrew Madans and Tallie Madans plan to open two more Uncle Maddio’s in the area within the next 18 months.
More than two decades ago, Pizza Hut sold its first pizza online—reportedly the first thing ever sold on the Internet. Ever since, the nation’s pizza chains have been leading the way in online sales innovation. And this year, that innovation is expected to continue as pizza brands fight off a stiff competitive field.
As restaurants around the country prepare to adhere to the new Food and Drug Administration’s calorie disclosure regulation, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint launches the 500 Calorie Maddio Meal for guests looking to for lighter options in the New Year. As many Americans are setting healthy eating goals for 2015, Uncle Maddio’s is ready to meet diners’ needs with a range of calorie-conscious pizzas, paninis, salads and soups for those wanting to dine out while still being mindful of their calorie intake.
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will launch a new IT strategy that will improve customer engagement and franchisee satisfaction. Rolling out in the first quarter of 2015, the fast-casual, create-your-own pizza concept will offer customers the latest way to connect with online and mobile ordering options. This added convenience is intended to drive more customers to the stores, while the enhanced loyalty program is designed to bring them back.
It’s 2029 in Albany, New York—your average American city. A family of four stops by the corner sandwich shop for lunch, and the glass doors automatically slide open as they enter. A brand ambassador greets the family by name at the door, a tablet in her hand displaying the date and details of their last visit. She guides the family to an open table, fitting them each with a head-mounted display, which transforms the tabletop into an assembly line of fresh meats, cheeses, and vegetables.
Three University of Texas alums—one a former aerospace engineer and two graduates of the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris—open their first Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint franchise in Austin, Texas, on December 13. The restaurant is located at 5601 Brodie Lane Suite 1200A. To celebrate the newest Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint opening, Uncle Maddio’s will serve free 9-inch, any-three-topping, fully customizable pizzas to all customers in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on opening day. One patron in line will be awarded free pizza for a year.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint announced an agreement to develop three restaurants for Ocala and Marion, Lake, and Sumter counties in Florida. In addition to the Ocala area, Uncle Maddio’s has development agreements to build three more Uncle Maddio’s in the Tallahassee area and five more units in the Jacksonville and Gainesville areas. Uncle Maddio’s has named Florida as a priority market and will build nearly 30 total units throughout the state in the next five years.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint has awarded its first multiunit franchise agreement deal in the Northeast. Pittsburgh will get an Uncle Maddio’s early next year and will be the first of five Uncle Maddio’s restaurants to open in the city in the next five years. This marks the first Pennsylvania location for the restaurant franchise.
Pittsburgh residents Gino and Molli Torriero, along with partners Jake McNary and Jason Betters, have signed the franchise agreement deal. The team is still determining the location for its first restaurant and hopes to open by in early 2015.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint doesn’t just “serve with love” inside its restaurants at its motto says, but also in its communities. In celebration of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, Uncle Maddio’s Atlanta–area restaurants donated 15 percent of sales from September 7, 2014 and $1 from each pink wristband sold to local breast cancer programs in Georgia. The total amount of money donated was more than $4,000.00.
Over the past century, Americans have developed a special craving for certain foods, both at home and in restaurants—items like burgers and fries, sandwiches and fried chicken.
And then there’s pizza. One of the nation’s most beloved meals, pizza is the sum of varied parts: crust, sauce, cheese, meat or other proteins, vegetables, and the baking style. All are important, but the toppings are the real ingredient that gives customers and operators alike room to play around with new flavors.