Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint continues to dominate the Atlanta-area fast-casual pizza scene as it opens another restaurant in Smyrna, Georgia, on July 10. The Atlanta-based build-your-own pizza concept will open at 4340 East-West Connector South Cobb Drive in the Old Ivy Village. The restaurant will hold a grand opening celebration on July 11 and will serve free 9-inch, build-your-own, three-topping pizzas to guests in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The opening is the 13th Uncle Maddio’s restaurant for the Atlanta-area. The popular hometown customizable pizza place has expanded quickly across the country with more than 33 locations in 14 states. Uncle Maddio’s continues its growth in its home market with 14 units planned for the metro-area in the next 5 years. Uncle Maddio’s opened in Newnan in June and will open in Loganville, Georgia, later this summer.
“Our pizza concept started right here in Atlanta and this is where we will always call home,” says Matt Andrew, CEO of Uncle Maddio’s. “We want all Atlantans and nearby Atlantans to know our name and love our food, and we are committed to growing our presence in the surrounding communities.”
The Smyrna, Georgia, restaurant is owned and operated by Mike and Cajgie-Mcgaha Dickey. Mike has more than 25 years in the restaurant industry, 15 of which were spent managing restaurants for Darden. Cajgie Mcgaha-Dickey also has a long restaurant career, working for 20 years as a general manager and in human resources for Applebee’s.
“Besides the great-tasting food, we were so impressed by the speed of growth and success of the brand that we knew we had to sign on,” says Mike Dickey, Uncle Maddio’s franchisee. “We know Atlantans love Uncle Maddio’s and we can’t wait to meet our new guests in Smyrna.”
Uncle Maddio's offers premium ingredients and more customization than any other fast-casual pizza chain. Guests choose from one of three crusts, including a gluten-free option, and 48 toppings including six sauces, 27 vegetables, and 15 meats. More than 30 menu items are made fresh daily in-house. For those with dietary restrictions, Uncle Maddio's serves up a huge selection of healthful options such as 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.
Since launching its aggressive growth plan in 2008, Uncle Maddio's has signed franchise agreements with 55 different entities in 18 states. Many of Uncle Maddio's franchisees have previous multiunit experience with Jimmy John's, Firehouse Subs, Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Burger King, Krystal, Papa John's, Domino's, Golden Corral, and Five Guys. Uncle Maddio's is on track to have 300 restaurants open in five years with 1,000 units in development and is opening units every 10 days.