NEW UNO CHICAGO
GRILL OPENS IN WISCONSIN DELLS
New Uno to Feature Low-Carbohydrate Options and School
Boston (April 27, 2004) –
Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. announces the opening of its
fifth Uno Chicago Grill restaurant in Wisconsin. The new
Uno Chicago Grill is located at 1000 Wisconsin Dells Parkway
South, between the Great Wolf Lodge and the Wilderness Resort.
The store will officially open for business on Thursday,
April 29, 2004. The hours of operation are Sunday through
Saturday opening at 11 a.m.
"We are proud to be part of the Wisconsin Dells community
and are excited to open another Uno Chicago Grill in Wisconsin,"
said Uno President and Chief Operating Officer Paul MacPhail.
"We continue to add innovative, high-quality items
to our grill menu, and the Wisconsin Dells customers will
soon know and love our famous Chicago-style deep dish pizza."
The newly built Uno Chicago Grill is 8,000 square feet,
seats 302 guests and will open with 130 employees. The restaurant
will look and feel like an old Chicago warehouse, with Windy
City memorabilia decorating the walls and mahogany trim
throughout the bar.
To further involvement and commitment to the Wisconsin
Dells community, the new
restaurant will offer Uno’s School Partner Program.
The program includes several educational events, like free
Pizza Maker Parties and fundraising opportunities for local
schools and community organizations.
The restaurant is owned and operated by Lawrence and Mary
Zunker of Parkway Group, Inc. and will be run by General
Managers Mike and Laura Nate. "Uno Chicago Grill provides
a high quality casual dining experience and offers the best
food around," said Lawrence Zunker. "We believe
that the variety of the menu, including the new low-carbohydrate
items, will be a big hit with Wisconsin Dells-area guests."
The Zunkers hope to open at least two other Uno Chicago
Grill locations in the Fox River Valley area.
In 2003, the restaurant known for its Chicago Original
Deep Dish Pizza™ evolved its name from Pizzeria Uno
to Uno Chicago Grill to reflect the variety of its menu.
Today, Uno Chicago Grill has the same great pizza, but also
offers a complete casual dining menu, including ribs, seafood,
juicy burgers and steaks, innovative pasta dishes, scrumptious
appetizers, low-carbohydrate alternatives and desserts.
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 system of almost 200 company-owned
and 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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