Paying homage to its founding notion that there is demand for New York-style fast casual pizza, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza signed a three-store development agreement with franchisee, Rajesh Parihar, in upstate New York—specifically, the areas of Albany County, Saratoga County, and the city of Troy. These three units will be the first Uncle Maddio’s Pizzas in the state of New York.
Uncle Maddio’s founder and CEO, Matt Andrew, always sensed that New York-style pizza was a consumer favorite. So when the industry research found that a majority of pizza lovers do, in fact, prefer the New York-style crust to any other pizza style, his suspicions were confirmed.
The fast casual, make-your-own concept allows guests to build-their-own pizza, choosing from one of three crusts, 48 toppings, six sauces, 27 vegetables, and 15 meats.
“We couldn’t pass on the opportunity to introduce New Yorkers to what we believe is the best NY-style, craft pizza around—a homecoming for us in a sense,” says Andrew. “And Rajesh won us over with his passion for our brand and eagerness to join the Uncle Maddio’s family. A win-win in all aspects.”
Parihar has 19 years in IT industry and consulting business. Parihar lives in Latham area and says that he is always eager to bring new dining options and great New York-style, create your own pizza to the upstate NY area.
“The Uncle Maddio’s ‘Served with Love’ culture and unique operations model really resonated with me,” says Parihar. “I am looking forward to working hard to ensure that the Uncle Maddio's brand, values and processes are held close throughout the development and operations of these New York restaurants.”