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NEW UNO CHICAGO GRILL OPENS LEXINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Opening Marks First Uno’s Restaurant in the State

BOSTON (March 27, 2003) - Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp., known for the Chicago’s Original Deep Dish Pizza™, announces the opening of its 193rd Uno Chicago Grill restaurant at 5304 Sunset Boulevard. The store will officially open for business on Thursday, March 27th. The hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

“We are proud to be part of the Lexington community and are excited to open the first location in South Carolina,” said Uno President and Chief Operating Officer Paul MacPhail. “As we continue to add innovative, high-quality items to our grill menu, our Lexington customers will soon know and love the famous Uno Original Chicago Deep Dish Pizza.”

The restaurant is owned and operated by Blair and Henry Sims. “Uno has the best food around and I am so pleased to be able to open the first Uno Chicago Grill location in the state of South Carolina,” said Blair Sims.

This newly built 6000-square foot location also has an outdoor patio and will employ approximately 125 employees.

Uno Chicago Grill offers a complete casual dining menu, including ribs, seafood, juicy burgers and steaks, innovative pasta dishes, scrumptious appetizers and desserts, as well as its signature Chicago Original Deep Dish Pizza™ available with a variety of fresh toppings.

The company continues to earn accolades from industry and business publications. Just this month, Uno Chicago Grill was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 franchise opportunity in their category. The company was also selected by Franchise Times as one of the top 20 companies to watch

Based in Boston, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. currently has a total of 193 restaurants. The system includes 117 company-owned and 76 franchised Uno Chicago Grill restaurants located in 32 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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