UNO® CELEBRATES NATIONAL PIZZA MONTH WITH LAUNCH OF MULTIGRAIN PIZZA
Another Healthy Option from America's Healthiest Chain Restaurant!
Boston, MA, October 7, 2009 - Uno Chicago Grill®, America's Healthiest Chain Restaurant1, is celebrating National Pizza Month by expanding its guests' choices. UNO® has added an all-natural, five-grain flatbread pizza crust option to any of their flatbread offerings. The new crust has 11 grams of fiber, thanks to the combination of whole wheat, toasted wheat germ, oat bran, sesame seed and ground flax seed.
In addition, as part of the limited-time-only "Fall of Surprises" menu, UNO is introducing the new, all-natural, five-grain crust as a central component of their Harvest Vegetable Flatbread Pizza. It provides a remarkable 15 grams of fiber, with the addition of toppings that include house-made salsa, cherry tomatoes roasted with garlic, basil and olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, caramelized onions, broccoli, spinach, roasted red peppers and cheese.
"We bend over backwards to make sure we give our guests choices. Our new, all-natural, five-grain flatbread crust is just another example of that commitment, being both nutritious and filled with flavor," said UNO CEO Frank Guidara.
UNO timed the release of their newest pizza for October, which is National Pizza Month2. It was first so designated in 1987 and continues to be the traditional time for celebration of one of America's most important and popular foods.
Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day, or about 350 slices per second. At last count, 93 percent of Americans eat at least one pizza per month, with approximately 3.5 billion pizzas sold in the U.S. each year.3
"With Americans continuing their love affair with pizza, UNO is delighted to offer a new, healthier version they can enjoy knowing they've made a good nutritional choice," said Guidara.
The company that was the first to develop deep-dish pizza in 1943 is way deeper than pizza. Uno boasts a number of nutritious firsts, including being the first casual-dining chain to eliminate artificial trans fats in their restaurants. The chain was one of the first to offer a gluten-free menu, which has over 30 items ranging from entrées, salads, soups, drinks and desserts. It was also the first national chain to offer a gluten-free pizza. For guest convenience and safety, Uno was among the first to offer nutritional transparency for its menu and clearly identify - via its nutritional kiosks in restaurant lobbies - menu items with ingredients that are linked to the most common food allergies, such as fish/shellfish, soy, tree nuts/peanuts, egg, milk and wheat/gluten. Diners can also preview the menu and nutritional information online via the company's website at www.unos.com.
Based in Boston, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes more than 175 company-owned and franchised full-service Uno Chicago Grill units located in 28 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The company also operates a fast casual concept called Uno Dué Go®, a quick serve concept called Uno Express®, and a consumer foods division which supplies airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, schools 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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