NEW UNO CHICAGO
GRILL OPENS IN PARKCHESTER
New Uno to Feature School and Community Partners Program
BOSTON (November 29, 2004)
- Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation announces the opening
of its 29th Uno Chicago Grill restaurant in New York state.
The new Uno Chicago Grill is located on the Metropolitan
Oval in Parkchester, one block north from Macy's Department
store. The store will officially open for business on Thursday,
December 9th. The hours of operation are from 11am to 12midnight
on Sunday through Thursday,and 11am to 1am on Friday and
"We are proud to be part of the Parkchester community
and are excited to open another Uno Chicago Grill in New
York," 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 as well."
The newly built Uno Chicago Grill over 7,000 square feet,
seats 220 guests and will open with 140 employees. Uno has
converted the space from the former Lerner's retail store
to the look and feel of a newly renovated Chicago warehouse,
with Windy City memorabilia decorating the walls and mahogany
trim throughout the bar.
To further involvement and commitment to the Parkchester
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 restaurant will be run by General Manager Jay Bayala,
who has managed several other Uno locations throughout New
York and was born and raised in the Bronx. "Uno Chicago
Grill provides a high quality casual dining experience and
offers the best food around," said Bayala. "Local
residents and workers will be thrilled to find out they
no longer need to go into Manhattan to get a great meal."
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 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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