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NEW UNO CHICAGO GRILL OPENS IN WEST FARGO

Opening Marks the First Uno Restaurant in North Dakota

Boston, Mass., (November 5, 2003) – Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp., known for Chicago’s Original Deep Dish Pizza™, announces the opening of its first Uno Chicago Grill restaurant in North Dakota. The new Uno Chicago Grill is located at 1660 13th Avenue East, directly in front of the Loews Garden Center. The store will officially open for business on Wednesday, November 5. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to midnight.

“We are proud to be part of the Fargo community and are excited to open the first Uno Chicago Grill in North Dakota,” said Uno President and Chief Operating Officer Paul MacPhail. “We continue to add innovative, high-quality items to our grill menu, and are looking forward to offering our famous deep dish pizza to our Fargo customers.”

The newly built Uno Chicago Grill is 6,000 square feet and will open with 150 employees. The restaurant seats 240 guests and will be smoke-free, including the 80 seat lounge. In addition, the new Uno will have a private banquet room that can accommodate up to 40 guests. The restaurant will be run by General Manager John Mustachia and is owned and operated by Jim Loomis.

“We are very excited to bring the tastes of Chicago to the residents of Fargo. 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 has the best food around and the Fargo community is in for a real treat,” said Jim Loomis.

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 also was 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 196 restaurants. The system includes 119 company-owned and 77 franchise full-service units. Uno Chicago Grill restaurants are located in 34 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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