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.
Uncle Maddio’s offers premium ingredients and customization. Guests can choose one of three crusts, including a gluten-free option, and have the choice of 48 toppings including six sauces, 27 vegetables, and 15 meats. For those with dietary restrictions, Uncle Maddio's serves up a huge selection of options like whole wheat and gluten-free crusts, hormone-free chicken, fresh local vegetables, Daiya vegan cheese, and organic greens. Create-your-own signature salads and toasted panini sandwiches round out the Italian-style menu. The restaurant also offers a selection of craft beers and wine.
The Mount Pleasant restaurant is owned and operated by franchisee David Moulton and his father Bruce Moulton. David Moulton has more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry and managed Domino’s Pizza locations in Georgia and South Carolina. The Moulton’s have signed on to develop three Uncle Maddio’s locations, all in the Charleston area. A second unit will be opening in late summer in North Charleston.
“After many years operating other restaurants, it’s a dream come true to finally have my own pizza franchise,” says David Moulton, Uncle Maddio’s franchisee. “I love the Uncle Maddio’s build-your-own pizza concept, and I think it is exactly the type of restaurant the community will enjoy with their friends, families and co-workers.”
The Mount Pleasant opening will be the first of three new South Carolina restaurant openings for the fast-casual pizza chain. The brand already has one restaurant in Columbia, South Carolina.
“Uncle Maddio’s continues to dominate the fast-casual pizza landscape in the South,” says Matt Andrew, CEO of Uncle Maddio’s. “We have big plans for 2015 and will continue to bring our great-tasting, fresh, and customizable pizza to restaurant guests across the country this year.”
To fuel Uncle Maddio’s expansion in the area, the company is actively seeking qualified franchisees.
Since launching its aggressive growth plan in 2008, Uncle Maddio’s has signed franchise agreements with 50 different entities in 18 states. Many of Uncle Maddio’s franchisees have previous multi-unit experience with Jimmy John’s, Firehouse Subs, Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Burger King, Krystal, Papa John’s, Domino’s, Golden Corral, and Five Guys.