(ATLANTA) October 2014 — Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, pioneers of the premium fast-casual pizza concept, announced today that it has selected Tampa and Lakeland, FL as two of its top growth markets. The personalized pizza franchise, known for its chef-driven recipes, pizza variety and fresh, premium quality ingredients, was created by the former co-founder of Moe’s Southwest Grill. Uncle Maddio’s plans to develop a minimum of 20 new restaurants in Tampa and two restaurants in Lakeland under franchisee ownership.
Uncle Maddio’s has 25 restaurants open in nine states with 225 units in development across the country. Currently, Uncle Maddio’s locations operate in 13 states and are rapidly growing towards a national presence. The pizza franchise recently opened locations in the Washington, D.C. area, the booming oil and gas market of Minot, ND, and will soon open its first units in Texas, Colorado and Montana. The restaurant plans for an additional 10 units to open by the end of 2014; Uncle Maddio’s anticipates more than 200 percent growth for 2015.
“Uncle Maddio’s offers a unique business opportunity for multi-unit restaurant operators and entrepreneurs in Tampa, Lakeland, and the surrounding communities,” says Matt Andrew, Chief Pizza Maker and CEO. “We are excited to expand our franchise development in Florida, create new jobs, and support economic growth in the Tampa area.”
Uncle Maddio’s is a new kind of pizza restaurant and lets guest personalize their pizza exactly how they want it. The restaurant offers four different pizza sizes; three types of crusts, including gluten-free; six different homemade sauces, seven cheeses, 27 vegetables and 15 meat options, for a total of 48 different toppings and over 5 million combinations – more than any other pizza restaurant. Pizzas are made-to-order with fresh ingredients and nothing frozen. The restaurant is a community gathering place for young and old and makes your pizza in only seven minutes for as little as $7.
“Our artisanal pizzas are handmade with premium ingredients, making us different from other pizza restaurants,” says Andrew. “Discerning restaurant guests have come to expect great tasting, quality food, but they also want it made fast and at an affordable price, and that’s what we offer.”
To fuel Uncle Maddio’s expansion in the area, the company is actively seeking qualified franchisees. Local entrepreneurs are invited to contact the brand’s franchise development team at www.unclemaddios.com/franchise-info/ to learn more about growth opportunities.
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. Franchisee candidates should have a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $150,000 per unit. The initial franchise fee is $25,000; however, reduced franchise fees apply for Area Development Agreements of four or more units.
For more information on Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, visit www.unclemaddios.com
About Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint. Celebrating its 5th year, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is the fastest growing, create-your-own premium fast casual pizza restaurant. Operating 25 locations in 13 states, Uncle Maddio’s anticipates opening an additional 10 new units this year with more than 350 in development. Maddio’s pizzas are completely customizable, made-to-order, and served up in just seven minutes for under $7 using fast bake ovens, with the most throughput in the fast casual pizza category. Uncle Maddio’s offers four pizza sizes, three types of crusts, including gluten-free, six sauces, and 48 fresh toppings, many vegan, organic, and hormone-free. The freshest and largest menu in the category, Uncle Maddio’s also serves toasted paninis and gourmet salads — all prepared with locally sourced ingredients and salad dressings that are made daily. Based in Atlanta, Uncle Maddio’s management team has 50 years combined experienced in the fast casual category. With 200 units committed in its franchise network, Uncle Maddio’s has targeted Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Virginia.
For more information on Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, visit www.unclemaddios.com. Interested franchisees can visit www.unclemaddios.com/franchise-info/ or contact Roger Wagerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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