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NEW UNO CHICAGO GRILL OPENS IN FORT WAYNE

Opening Marks the Fifth Uno Restaurant in Indiana

Boston , Mass. , (November 7, 2003) – Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp., known for Chicago's Original Deep Dish Pizza™, announces the opening of its fifth Uno Chicago Grill restaurant in Indiana. The new Uno Chicago Grill is located at 10460 Maysville Road , near the intersection of US Highway 37 and Interstate 469. The restaurant officially opened for business on Wednesday, November 5. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. , Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“We are proud to be part of the Fort Wayne community and are excited to open the fifth Uno Chicago Grill in Indiana ,” said Uno President and Chief Operating Officer Paul MacPhail. “We continue to add innovative, high-quality items to our grill menu, and our Fort Wayne customers know and love our famous deep dish pizza.”

The newly built Uno Chicago Grill is 6,700 square feet and opened with 110 employees. The restaurant seats 240 guests and has a private banquet room that accommodates up to 60 guests. The restaurant is owned and operated by Tim Price, Chris Conroy, Kevin Hart, Tim Gouloff and Todd Jordan all of Broadway Investment Group.

“We are very excited to open another Uno Chicago Grill in Fort Wayne . Uno has the best food around and we are pleased to offer the tastes of Chicago to the local community,” said Tim Price.

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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