Fast Casual Pizza Franchise Uncle Maddio's Continues Growth in Atlanta area with Opening June 13 of Uncle Maddio's in Newnan, GA

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Popular fast casual pizza brand Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will open its first restaurant in Newnan, Ga., on June 12, 2015, located at 371 Newnan Crossing Bypass. The grand opening celebration is set for Saturday, June 13 with free 3-topping 9-inch pizza for everyone in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Atlanta is our home and the state of Georgia will always be a priority market for us,” said Matt Andrew, CEO of Uncle Maddio’s.

Popular Atlanta-based Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will open its first restaurant in Newnan, Ga., on June 12, 2015, located at 371 Newnan Crossing Bypass, across from the Ashley Park Shopping Center. Franchisee Mike Uehling announced plans for the grand opening celebration for Saturday, June 13 with free 3-topping 9-inch pizza for everyone in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The restaurant will have other special offers for its grand opening celebration. Also on Saturday, June 13, the restaurant will serve $2 drafts all day and live music from Trenton Ewing from 5-8 p.m. On Sunday, June 14, kids will eat free from 3-5 p.m., and on Monday, June 15, guests can choose any 3-topping 9-inch pizza for only $5.55.

Also opening in June is a new Smyrna Uncle Maddio’s located at 4340 East-West Connector South Cobb Drive in the Old Ivy Village.

“Before I was a franchisee I was a fan of the restaurant,” said Mike Uehling, Uncle Maddio’s franchisee. “My wife Kelly-Blaine and I love the food, the ‘served with love’ culture, and can’t wait to bring it to our new hometown.”

Uehling is no stranger to the restaurant business. He spent the past 15 years in the industry working for Ruby Tuesdays, and also served as manager for the Chili’s restaurant in Times Square in New York City. Uehling’s wife, Kelly-Blaine, who grew up in Fayetteville, has joined him as a partner in the business and both of them look forward to making Newnan their hometown.

The opening of the Newnan restaurants will mark the 13th Uncle Maddio’s locations in Atlanta and the 14th in the state. The fast-casual build-your-own pizza concept has expanded quickly after starting in Atlanta six years ago. This summer Uncle Maddio’s will also be opening Atlanta area locations in Loganville. Uncle Maddio’s recently signed an eight unit development deal for the western suburbs of Atlanta (Douglasville, Carrollton) and northern suburbs in North Fulton, North DeKalb, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties.

“Atlanta is our home and the state of Georgia will always be a priority market for us,” said Matt Andrew, CEO of Uncle Maddio’s. “Newnan residents who have visited our restaurants in Atlanta have loved them and we are happy to finally bring a convenient location to the Newnan community.”

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.

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 33 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 225 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 $8. 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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