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UNO CHICAGO GRILL NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF/VICE PRESIDENT FOOD AND BEVERAGE, CHRISTOPHER S. GATTO

BOSTON (January 8, 2003) - Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp., known for theOriginal Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, recently named Christopher S. Gatto the company’s new Executive Chef/Vice President of Food and Beverage.
Gatto will be responsible for the wide variety of menu items at all Uno Chicago Grill restaurants located throughout the United States and around the world. Gatto will lead all aspects of recipe development, including the sourcing of quality ingredients and oversight of the chain’s test kitchen located in Norwood, Massachusetts.

“We are very pleased to have Chris on board,” said Heyward Whetsell, Senior Vice President of Marketing. “He comes to us with 28 years in the food and beverage industry and brings an extensive amount of knowledge and expertise in the culinary arts, fine dining, and employee leadership. His talents will help continue our commitment to provide the best food around.”

Previously, Gatto was the Executive Chef at Nashawtuc Country Club. During his eight years with the 650-member private country club, Gatto was responsible for managing all food operations including those associated with the PGA Fleet Boston Senior Classic Golf Tournament. Gatto has also held the position of Executive Chef at The Woodland Golf Club, The Framingham Country Club and The Pillar House. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a master of arts degree in teaching/food service, Gatto lives in Chelmsford with his wife and 2 children.

Based in Boston, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. currently has a total of 192 restaurants. The system includes 117 company-owned and 75 franchised Uno Chicago Grill restaurants located in 31 states, the District of Columbia, Dubai, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Pakistan and Seoul, Korea. The company also operates a consumer foods division, which supplies airlines, movie theaters, hotel restaurants and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private label foods and branded Uno products. For more information, visit www.unos.com.

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