Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Rolling Out More Florida Locations; Franchisee Expanding his Territory into Orlando

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Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint continues its aggressive Florida expansion and will soon enter the Orlando market. Existing Tallahassee franchisee Michael Holmes has signed an agreement to build three units in Orlando in the next four years.

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“Florida is a robust market for us and we will continue to grow our presence there in the next few years,” said Matt Andrew, CEO of Uncle Maddio’s.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint continues its aggressive Florida expansion and will soon enter the Orlando market. Existing Tallahassee franchisee Michael Holmes has signed an agreement to build three units in Orlando in the next four years. Holmes, along with his Orlando operating partners Nick Holmes and Tyler Lackey, will open the first restaurant in the first quarter of 2016.

Holmes has worked in the restaurant industry for four years but has been around the fast-casual segment for 15 years, as his parents are Firehouse Subs franchisees. Homes already owns the franchise rights to four Uncle Maddio’s restaurants in Tallahassee. He opened his first Tallahassee restaurant in 2013 at 3122 Mahan Drive and will open the other two Tallahassee locations in the next 18 months.

“After the success of my first Uncle Maddio’s restaurant in Tallahassee, I knew I wanted to continue my franchise into Orlando,” said Michael Holmes, Uncle Maddio’s Florida franchisee. “Our Tallahassee restaurant guests have reacted positively to the brand and love the food, and I’m confident our Orlando guests will feel the same.”

In addition to the Tallahassee restaurant, Uncle Maddio’s has the first of five locations open in Jacksonville, Fla. and will soon open its first of three units in Panama City Beach, Fla. Both franchisees are multi-unit franchisees of other QSR and Fast Casual concepts. In addition, Uncle Maddio’s has signed an agreement to build three units each in the Sarasota and Ocala areas.

“Florida is a robust market for us and we will continue to grow our presence there in the next few years,” said Matt Andrew, CEO of Uncle Maddio’s. “Michael has been a great franchise partner and we are excited to expand across the state with him.”

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.

For more information on Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, visit http://www.unclemaddios.com. Interested franchisees can visit http://www.unclemaddios.com/franchise-info/ or contact Roger Wagerman at franchising(at)unclemaddios(dot)com.

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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 31 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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Photo Michael Holmes: https://www.dropbox.com/lightbox/home/UNCLE%20MADDIO'S/Franchisees

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B-Roll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUxsOK14Ewg&feature=youtu.be

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