NEW UNO CHICAGO
GRILL OPENS IN ESCONDIDO
New Uno to Feature Curbside Delivery and Low-Carbohydrate
Boston (May 3, 2004) –
Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. announces the opening of its
sixth Uno Chicago Grill restaurant in California. The new
Uno Chicago Grill is located at 890 West Valley Parkway
just two blocks east of I-15. The store will officially
open for business on Monday, May 3. The hours of operation
are Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and
Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
"We are proud to be part of the Escondido community
and are excited to open another Uno Chicago Grill in California,"
said Uno President and Chief Operating Officer Paul MacPhail.
"Although our guests may already know and love our
famous Chicago-style deep dish pizza, they’ll be pleased
to find items like our popular, juicy steaks on the menu
The newly built Uno Chicago Grill is 4,800square feet,
seats 156 guests, with an additional 35 seats on the outdoor
patio, and will open with 110 employees. The bar area will
feature DirecTV on three plasma and five flat-screen televisions.
The restaurant will look and feel like an old Chicago warehouse,
with Windy City memorabilia decorating the walls. In addition
to serving a full menu including new low-carbohydrate options,
curbside delivery service will be available.
The new Uno will be run by General Manager Krista Arvanitis
and is owned and operated by San Diego Miller Restaurant
Group. "Uno Chicago Grill provides a high quality casual
dining experience and offers the best food around,"
said San Diego Miller Restaurant Group Owner/Operator Glen
Miller. "In addition, we believe that the convenience
of curbside delivery will be a big hit with Escondido-area
guests." The franchise group operates three other Uno
Chicago Grill locations including Pacific Beach, Chula Vista
and Fashion Valley.
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 203 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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