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NEW UNO CHICAGO GRILL OPENS IN LANDOVER

Opening Marks the Tenth Uno Restaurant in Maryland

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 Landover, Maryland. The new Uno Chicago Grill is located at 1101 Shoppers Way , across the beltway from FedEx Field. The store will officially open for business on Monday, October 27, 2003 . The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to midnight , Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

“We are proud to be a part of the Landover community and are excited to open another location in Maryland ,” said Uno President and Chief Operating Officer Paul MacPhail. “We continue to add innovative, high-quality items to our grill menu, and of course, Prince George 's County customers know and love Uno for our great deep dish pizza.”

The restaurant will be a part of the new Landover Town Center shopping mall and is ready to open with 145 employees. The building is over 5,000 square feet and will seat 225 guests. The store is designed with the classic Uno Chicago Grill style and will feature a grand mahogany bar. Frank Pulli and Tom Self will oversee the new location. Frank, Uno Chicago Grill regional director for the Washington , DC , Maryland , and Virginia-areas, has been with Uno for four years and in the restaurant business for 18 years. Tom has been a general manager for Uno in the Mid-Atlantic region for six years and in the restaurant business for over 20 years. “Uno has the best food around and we are pleased to open an Uno location in the Landover community,” said Frank Pulli.

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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