Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will open its first location in Rogers, Arkansas, on June 12. In celebration, the restaurant will host a grand opening on Saturday, June13 and will serve free 9-inch, build-your-own, three-topping pizzas to guests in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to free pizza, the restaurant sponsored the Color Run on Saturday, June 6 that benefits the Mercy Hospital YMCA. Uncle Maddio’s passed out free bracelets and T-shirts to the participants of the run. Uncle Maddio's will continue to sponsor Mercy Hospital YMCA throughout the year. They will also host a ribbon-cutting event with the Chamber of Commerce on June 25, with a lunch for chamber members following the event.

Uncle Maddio’s is famous for its customized artisan pizzas and salads. Guests can choose their own pizza toppings or select a chef-inspired signature pizza, which includes options like the Steak & Blue, Southwest Baja, or Spicy Italian pizza. Restaurant guests interact with their pizza maker and watch their pizzas made right before their eyes. Pizzas are baked in about six minutes and cost only about $9 for any three-topping pizza.

“We can’t wait for local Rogers’ friends, families, and office workers to try our pizza,” says franchisee Sivan Aballi. “Rogers is a booming community and we are thrilled to be the first fast-casual pizza place in town.” The Rogers location is the second Uncle Maddio’s location for the state of Arkansas. The first restaurant opened in Jonesboro, Arkansas, in 2014. The Rogers, Arkansas, location is owned and operated by Sivan Aballi of Rogers, an experienced multiunit, fast casual restaurant operator.

“We have modernized the way people order and eat pizza,” says Matt Andrew, CEO of Uncle Maddio’s. “Customization is the way forward, and we think the citizens of Rogers and the surrounding communities will love the Uncle Maddio’s dining experience.”

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 round out the Italian-style menu. The restaurant also offers a selection of craft beers and wine.

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