Atlanta-based fast-casual pizza brand Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is expanding its Charleston, South Carolina–area footprint this week as it opens its second restaurant on August 22 at 11 a.m. The restaurant is in North Charleston at 4940 Centre Point Drive, Unit C., and is opening only six months after Uncle Maddio’s launched its first Charleston-area location at Town Center Plaza (North Highway 17) in Mount Pleasant.
In celebration of Uncle Maddio’s success in the Charleston area, the new North Charleston store 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 Saturday, says co-owner David Moulton. “Our unique approach to providing great customized pizza, salads, and Italian sandwiches, coupled with prompt at-table delivery in a comfortable setting, has already built a strong following in the Charleston area,” he says.
Moulton and his father, co-owner Bruce Moulton, plan to open a third Uncle Maddio’s location in the Charleston area in the next several months. David Moulton has more than a decade of restaurant management experience, most notably with Domino’s.
Uncle Maddio’s is on pace to open a new unit every 10 days. “I love the Uncle Maddio’s build-your-own pizza concept; I think it is exactly the type of restaurant the community will enjoy with their friends, families, and coworkers,” Moulton says.
Uncle Maddio’s allows guests to interact with the pizza maker to customize their own pizza with premium ingredients and crust preferences, with the assurance their customized pie will be delivered oven hot to their table in less than 8 minutes.
There are 37 Uncle Maddio’s operating in 13 states.The rapidly growing fast-casual pizza concept recently agreed to an investment by Washington, D.C.–based S & S Investment Group, the original investors in Five Guys Burgers & Fries.Attracting strong investors like S & S reflects continued confidence thatUncle Maddio’s Pizza Jointwill continue to rapidly expand across the U.S. The brandrecently opened its first Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania–area unit andits firstinRogers, Arkansas, in addition to a Smyrna, Georgia, unit (the Atlanta metro region). The company plans to have at least 300 locations in five years.