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NEW UNO CHICAGO GRILL OPENS IN STERLING HEIGHTS

Opening Marks the Third Uno Restaurant in Michigan

Boston, Mass., (November 7, 2003) – Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp., known for Chicago’s Original Deep Dish Pizza™, announces the opening of its third Uno Chicago Grill restaurant in Michigan. The new Uno Chicago Grill is located at 44805 Mound Road, on the corner of Mound Road and M59. The store will officially open for business on Monday, November 10. Members of the Sterling Heights Chamber of Commerce will participate in a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

“We are proud to become part of the Sterling Heights community and are excited to open the third Uno Chicago Grill in Michigan,” said Uno President and Chief Operating Officer Paul MacPhail. “We continue to add innovative, high-quality items to our grill menu, and the Sterling Heights customers will come to know and love our famous deep dish pizza.”

The newly built Uno Chicago Grill is 6,200 square feet and will open with 140 employees. The restaurant seats 250 guests and features an outdoor seasonal patio. The restaurant will be run by General Manager Dave Sheehy, who has been with Uno for 14 years.

“We are very excited to open the first Uno Chicago Grill in Sterling Heights. Uno has the best food around and we are pleased to offer the tastes of Chicago to the local community,” said Dave Sheehy.

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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