Fast-casual pizza pioneer Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint announced the signing of its largest franchise deal to date. JUMP Restaurant Management, a subsidiary of Jubilee Restaurant Group, will develop 13 Uncle Maddio’s across the mid-South. Communities in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Louisiana; Greater Memphis, Tennesse; and Southaven and Olive Branch, Mississippi will soon be able to enjoy Uncle Maddio’s premium, customized pizza experience.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint brings Southeast Asian flavors to its menu with the introduction of two new limited-time only menu dishes, the ThaiTastic Salad and Sriracha Chicken Pizza. Both are inspired by the complex sweet-sour-salty-spicy flavor of Thai cuisine and are available at Uncle Maddio’s locations nationwide through May.
Desserts have been part of the limited-service restaurant landscape for decades. Whether it’s cookies, cakes, pies, ice cream, or other goodies, consumers continue to seek these typically indulgent items to add to their meal or as a stand-alone treat.
In recent years, operators have added numerous dessert items, including many that don’t include chocolate. These days, fruits, cinnamon, peanut butter, and vanilla—the most popular ice cream and frozen yogurt flavor—are increasingly leveraged in dessert innovation.
While Atlanta has served as the starting point for Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint’s path as one of the nation’s fastest-growing fast casual pizzeria; the market continues to be a priority for the franchisor. Local residents Al Brown and Mike Haines recently signed agreements to build eight units in communities throughout metro-Atlanta. Combined with the number of existing units, Uncle Maddio’s plans to add at least 20 locations over the next few years, bringing its presence in Atlanta to 30.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is opening its first Charleston, South Carolina-area restaurant in Mount Pleasant. The fast-casual, build-your-own pizza restaurant is located at 1795 North Highway 17 in the Town Center Plaza. In celebration of the new restaurant, Uncle Maddio’s will host its grand opening celebration on February 14 and will serve free, 9-inch, any three topping, fully customizable pizzas to all customers in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Popular fast-casual brand Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is celebrating the opening of its first Nebraska located at 2521 S 132nd St. in Omaha, Nebraska. The Orchard Plaza location is part of the create-your-own pizza chain's entry to the Midwest market and is the first of six Nebraska-area Uncle Maddio's restaurants planned.
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.