Less than a year after opening its first Denver-area restaurant, Uncle Maddio's Pizza, the create-your-own fast-casual pizza franchise, is expanding in Colorado and opens in the Northwest Denver suburb of Westminster, located at 1181 W. 120th Ave Westminster, Colorado.
The Westminster franchisee James Smethie, opened his first of three Denver area restaurants in Aurora, Colorado, early this year to wide acclaim local residents. In addition to Smethie, former McDonald’s executive Craig Tappin will be opening three Uncle Maddio’s in the Southeast Denver beginning in 2016.
Uncle Maddio’s is a next-generation pizza restaurant that lets guests build their own pizza exactly how they want it and cooked in fast baked ovens and served to their tables in about six minutes. Guests choose from one of three crusts, including a delicious gluten-free option, and 48 toppings, including six sauces, 27 vegetables, and 15 meats. Everything is fresh, from the pizza dough and sauce that’s made in-store each day to the wide variety of veggies. For guests looking to expand their pizza horizons, Uncle Maddio’s also offers signature pizzas ranging from the meaty Big Max to the spicy Jamaican Jerk. Create-your-own salads and Foldwich sandwiches round out the Italian-inspired menu. The restaurant also offers a selection of craft beers and wine.
“Our first location in Aurora has been such a success that we knew we had to bring Uncle Maddio’s to more locations across Denver,” Smethie says. “The residents of Denver love pizza and Uncle Maddio’s is quickly becoming one of their favorite pizza places.”
Denver resident and Colorado State University graduate Smethie opened his first Uncle Maddio’s location in Aurora last January. The opening in Westminster is the second location for the franchisee.
“James has done an amazing job in Aurora and is sure to make his second restaurant in Westminster as big of a success,” says Matt Andrew, CEO. “The create-your-own pizza concept is taking off in Denver and we expect Uncle Maddio’s to be the top choice for pizza lovers in the area.”
Since launching its aggressive growth plan in 2008, Uncle Maddio's has signed franchise agreements with 65 different entities in 18 states. Many of Uncle Maddio's franchisees have previous multiunit experience with Jimmy John's, Firehouse Subs, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Burger King, Krystal, Papa John's, Domino's, and Golden Corral. Uncle Maddio's is on track to have 250 restaurants open in five years with 1,000 units in development.