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NEW UNO CHICAGO GRILL OPENS IN TEAYS VALLEY , WV

Opening Marks the Third Uno's Restaurant in the State

Boston , Mass. , (October 24, 2003) – Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp., known for Chicago's Original Deep Dish Pizza™, announces the opening of its third Uno Chicago Grill restaurant in West Virginia. The newest Uno Chicago Grill is located at 4170 Route 34 directly off of Interstate 64 between Charleston and Huntington . The store will officially open for business on Monday, October 27. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

“We are proud to be part of the Teays Valley community and are excited to open another location in West Virginia ,” said Uno President and Chief Operating Officer Paul MacPhail. “We continue to add innovative, high-quality items to our grill menu, and of course, Teays Valley customers know and love our famous deep dish pizza.”

The newly built Uno Chicago Grill is 9,100 square feet and will open with 120 employees. The restaurant seats 380 guests and will have a private banquet room that can accommodate an additional 70. The banquet room will be equipped with microphones, a podium, projector screens and Internet capabilities. In addition, the restaurant will have a year-round climate controlled outdoor patio and will host live music four nights a week with karaoke every Tuesday night.

The restaurant is owned and operated by Steve Neu, David Saul and Bruce Pauley. “Uno has the best food around and we are pleased to be able to bring

Uno to the residents of Teays Valley ,” said Steve Neu. The three owners also operate the Charleston and Clarksburg Uno locations.

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 in a variety of fresh fillings.

The company continues to earn accolades from industry and business publications. In 2003, 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 in 2003.

Based in Boston , Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. currently has a total of 194 restaurants. The system includes 119 company-owned and 75 franchise full-service units. Uno Chicago Grill restaurants are located in 33 states, the District of Columbia , Puerto Rico , South Korea and the United Arab Emirates . 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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