NEW UNO CHICAGO
GRILL OPENS IN VIRGINIA BEACH
Opening Marks the Fourteenth Uno Restaurant in Virginia
Boston, Mass., (November 13, 2003)
– Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp., known for Chicago’s
Original Deep Dish Pizza™, announces the opening of
its fourteenth Uno Chicago Grill restaurant in Virginia.
The new Uno Chicago Grill is located at 1005 Lynnhaven Mall
Loop, directly behind the new AMC 18 Theater. The store
will officially open for business on Friday, November 14.
The hours of operation are Sunday through Saturday 11 a.m.
to 12:30 a.m.
“We are proud to be part of the Virginia Beach community
and are excited to open another Uno Chicago Grill in Virginia,”
said Uno President and Chief Operating Officer Paul MacPhail.
“We continue to add innovative, high-quality items
to our grill menu, and our Virginia Beach customers know
and love our famous Chicago-style deep dish pizza.”
The newly built Uno Chicago Grill is 6,000 square feet
and will open with 115 employees. The restaurant seats 182
guests with additional seating on the two seasonal outdoor
patios. The restaurant will be run by General Manager Dennis
Bock. Dennis has been in the restaurant business for 30
years and has been with Uno for three.
“We’re glad to be a part of the new 175-store
development at the Lynnhaven Mall and are very excited to
offer a variety of shrimp, steak and pasta dishes in addition
to our famous Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Uno Chicago
Grill has the best food around and the Virginia Beach community
is in for a real treat,” said Dennis Bock.
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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