Atlanta-based fast-casual pizza brand Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint continues to expand across its home state, with Georgia native Tyler Mobley opening the first of his planned five franchises in the region in Warner Robins on August 28. In celebration of Uncle Maddio’s arrival in central Georgia, the new Warner Robins restaurant will be serving free 9-inch, build-your-own, three-topping pizzas to guests in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Grand Opening on August 29.
“Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint provides diners great customized pizza and sandwiches that showcase premium ingredients, and earning smiles with prompt at-table delivery in a comfortable setting—I want to bring that great experience to central Georgia,” Mobley says. He noted that in addition to offering free 9-inch pizzas from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the Grand Opening celebration in Warner Robins will also feature live music Saturday evening, and on August 30, there will be kid’s activities and adult diners’ kids will eat free from 4 to 6 p.m.
Following the opening of the Warner Robins restaurant, Mobley plans to open four more Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint locations in central and South Georgia, including two in Macon and two in Valdosta. Each unit will hire about 25 managers and crew.
Mobley is a twenty-something University of Georgia (UGA) graduate who grew up immersed in his family’s farming business in Moultrie, Georgia, where he learned hands-on business skills and the value of hard work. In addition to farming, Mobley’s father was an Ice House of America franchisee, which added an important dimension to Tyler’s real world experience.
“I was first introduced to Uncle Maddio’s when I moved to Atlanta after graduating from UGA. It was a favorite among my group of friends,” Mobley says. “From my very first experience with Uncle Maddio’s I was impressed by the quality, flavors, and value of the food—so I already considered myself one of Uncle Maddio’s biggest fans and most loyal customers. Bringing Uncle Maddio’s to my native central and south Georgia is a dream come true.” He says operating Uncle Maddio’s franchises in communities like Warner Robins is a perfect fit for his business skills, his South Georgia background, and his passion for premium fast-casual pizza and craft sandwiches.