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NEW UNO CHICAGO GRILL OPENS IN VIERA

New Uno to Feature Curbside Delivery, Low-Carb Options and School Partners Program

BOSTON (November 17, 2004) - Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. announces the opening of its 8th Uno Chicago Grill restaurant in Florida. The new Uno Chicago Grill is located on Wickham Road at I-95, across from the Brevard Zoo. The store will officially open for business on Monday, November 22nd. The hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 11pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11am until midnight.

"We are proud to be part of the Melbourne community and are excited to open another Uno Chicago Grill in Florida," 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 Grilled Shrimp and Sirloin and Lemon Basil Salmon on the menu as well."

The newly built Uno Chicago Grill is 6400 square feet, seats 215 guests and will open with 120 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. There is also a beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the Viera Fountain. In addition to serving a full menu including low-carbohydrate options, curbside delivery service will be available.

To further involvement and commitment to the Melbourne community, the new restaurant will offer Uno's School Partner Program. The program includes several educational events, like free Pizza Maker Field Trips and fundraising opportunities for local schools and community organizations.

The new Uno will be run by General Manager Dennis Kolsch, from the well-known Kolsch family of restauranteurs. "We believe the variety of the Uno Chicago Grill menu, our warm service and upbeat atmosphere will be a big hit with Viera-area guests." says Kolsch. "In addition, we believe our guests will really like the convenience of our curbside delivery."

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, seafood and desserts.

The company continues to earn accolades from industry and business publications. In 2004, 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.

CONTACT: Mike Williams, Manager
321-255-1400

Based in Boston, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. currently has a system of more than 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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