NEW UNO CHICAGO GRILL OPENS IN NEW HARTFORD
New Uno to Feature Kids Make Their Own Pizza and School
BOSTON (November 30, 2004) -
Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. announces the opening of its
30th Uno Chicago Grill restaurant in the state of New York.
The new Uno Chicago Grill is located at The Orchard in New
Hartford. The store will officially open for business on
Thursday, December 9th. The hours of operation are 11:00am
to 11:00pm on Sunday through Thursday and 11:00am to 12:30am
on Friday and Saturday.
"We are proud to be part of the New Hartford 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 is 5,700 square feet,
seats 220 guests and will open with 125 employees. The restaurant
will look and feel like a newly renovated Chicago warehouse,
with Windy City memorabilia decorating the walls and mahogany
trim throughout the bar. In addition to serving a full menu
including new Kids Make Their Own Pizza, curbside delivery
service will be available.
To further involvement and commitment to the New Hartford
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 Jason Spellicy.
Spellicy is a long-term veteran of the restaurant business
and a central NY native who went to school at SUNY Institute
of Technology in Utica. "Uno Chicago Grill provides
a high quality casual dining experience and offers the best
food around," said Spellicy. "In addition, we
believe our curbside delivery and Kids Make Their Own Pizza
program will be big hits with New Hartford-area guests."
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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