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NEW UNO CHICAGO GRILL OPENS IN RALEIGH

Opening Marks Fourth Uno Restaurant in North Carolina

Boston , Mass. , (October 24, 2003) – Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp., known for Chicago's Original Deep Dish Pizza™, announces the opening of its first Uno Chicago Grill restaurant in Raleigh. Located at 8401 Brier Creek Parkway in the Brier Creek Commons shopping center, the store will officially open for business on Monday, October 27. The hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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

The newly built restaurant is 6,500 square feet and will open with 125 employees. It seats 200 guests and will serve the full Uno Chicago Grill menu. General Manager, Peter Winquist will oversee the location. “We are very excited to bring the tastes of Chicago to the residents of Raleigh . More importantly, we can't wait to see the reaction of our guests when they first sample our famous Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Uno Chicago Grill does have the best food around and the Raleigh community is in for a real treat,” said Peter Winquist.

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. Recently, 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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