“Finding the right franchisees, especially multi-unit franchisees, is a top priority for us as we expand rapidly in the next few years,” said Roger Wagerman, SVP partner development.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 06, 2015
Fast-casual pizza favorite Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will exhibit at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference on April 8-10, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The fast-growing pizza restaurant will attend the conference to drive continued growth of its franchise across the United States. Uncle Maddio’s will be located at booth number 623.
Roger Wagerman, Uncle Maddio’s SVP of Partner Development, will be on-hand to meet with interested franchisees. Joining Wagerman are two Uncle Maddio’s long-time franchisees, Jerry Licari and Michael Holmes, both of whom increased their territories based on performance of their original units. Licari is developing eight Uncle Maddio’s locations in the Charlotte area, while Holmes is already developing four stores in the Tallahassee market and has also picked up the rights to develop another three stores in the Orlando market. The two franchisees will meet with booth visitors to give their perspective and experience as Uncle Maddio’s franchisees.
“The Multi-Unit Franchising Conference is a high-traffic conference and an important conference for Uncle Maddio’s to attend,” said Roger Wagerman, SVP of Partner Development for Uncle Maddio’s. “Finding the right franchisees, especially multi-unit franchisees, is a top priority for us as we expand rapidly in the next few years.”
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 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. 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.
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.
About Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint. With more than 1,000 Pizza Makers making more than 2,000,000 gourmet pizzas a year, Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is category leader of the create-your-own premium fast casual pizza restaurants. Operating 32 locations in 14 states, Uncle Maddio's opened 10 restaurants in 2014 and earned a 300 percent growth rate over the last three years. With more than 240 units in development, Uncle Maddio’s is projected to double in size in 2015. Uncle Maddio's pizzas are customizable, made-to-order, and served up fast for under $7. With four pizza sizes; three types of crusts, including gluten-free; six sauces and 48 fresh toppings, many vegan, organic, and hormone-free, Uncle Maddio's has the freshest and largest menu in the category. The restaurant's unique fast bake ovens offer the most throughput in the industry and can produce 200 pizzas per hour. Uncle Maddio's also serves toasted Paninis and gourmet salads - all prepared with locally sourced ingredients (when available) and salad dressings and 30 other menu items that are made on-site daily. Uncle Maddio's 'Served with Love' philosophy and restaurant is for everyone -children and families, college students, the young and the young at heart - and serves the guests and communities it is a part of. Based in Atlanta, the Uncle Maddio's management team has 50 years combined experienced in the fast casual category. Markets are available nationwide for franchise partner development including Texas, Ohio, and New Jersey.
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