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NYC Designer turned restaurateur brings his motto for success to the Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint franchise portfolio.

Inside an Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint Restaurant

“A successful restaurant is always about the employee-customer interaction. The Uncle Maddio’s team has a passion that breeds happy, loyal customers,” said Verderame.

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint announces a franchise development agreement with successful entrepreneur and Golden Corral restaurant owner, John Verderame, to open three locations in South Florida. Verderame is part of explosive growth for the fast casual pizza brand, which has opened 18 locations in less than three years. With an additional 150 units in development, Uncle Maddio’s is the fastest growing concept in its category.

Verderame will initially open locations in Palm Beach and Broward County, the first Uncle Maddio’s in the area.

“After visiting the Uncle Maddio Pizza Joint location in Tallahassee, Fla., I knew that I wanted to be a part of this dynamic company,” said Verderame. “A successful restaurant is always about the employee-customer interaction. The Uncle Maddio’s team has a passion that breeds happy, loyal customers.”

Verderame owns one Golden Corral location in South Florida, which has risen in status to the restaurant chain’s “Elite 20” due to its rapid increase in year-over-year sales. The successful restaurant operator has the option to expand his development agreement with Uncle Maddio’s throughout South Florida.

Uncle Maddio’s was recently named “One to Watch” by restaurant trade publication QSR Magazine. Founder Matt Andrew, who also co-founded Moe’s Southwest Grill, credits the popularity of Uncle Maddio’s pizza for its success attracting franchisees, along with an executive management team with more than 50 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

“We look forward to bringing Uncle Maddio’s pizza to South Florida, and we know we have the right partner in John,” said Andrew. “Our motto, ‘served with love,’ is not just a saying. We truly appreciate every partner, team member, and guest and strive to serve them with well, with thoughtful support to our franchise partners, and healthy or indulgent pizzas to our customers.”

Uncle Maddio’s offers a made-from-scratch 9-inch individual pizza with up to three toppings, baked in 6-minutes, for $6.99. Known for its customization, guests choose one of three crusts, including a gluten-free option, and have the choice of 48 toppings including six sauces, 27 vegetables and 15 meats. For those with dietary restrictions or specifications, Uncle Maddio’s serves up a huge selection of healthful options like whole wheat and gluten free crusts, hormone-free chicken, fresh local vegetables, Daiya vegan cheese and organic greens. A “take and bake” option offers a quick family meal.

The menu also features create-your-own salads and signature salads, such as Greek, Chicken Caesar, and Santa Fe. Toasted panini sandwiches round out the Italian-style menu.

For more information on Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, visit http://www.unclemaddios.com or http://www.unclemaddios.com/franchise-info/.

About Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint

Founded in 2008, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is the original create-your-own fast casual pizza restaurant. Operating 18 restaurants in six states, Uncle Maddio’s is fastest growing fast casual pizza restaurant, opening 13 units in 2013, 30 restaurants in development for 2014, and 150 units committed through its franchisee network. Uncle Maddio’s pizzas are completely customizable, made-to-order, and served up in just seven minutes for under $7. Uncle Maddio’s offers four sizes, three types of crusts, including gluten-free, six sauces, and nearly 50 fresh toppings, many vegan, organic, and hormone-free. The freshest 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 is the most experienced in the fast casual category and have targeted Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington DC for growth through franchising.

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