November 9, 2009
Uno Express® Boasts 160 New Locations and Counting
Quick-Serve Concept Shows Strong Growth Despite Lagging Economy
BOSTON, MA (November 9, 2009) - Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. has announced the opening of
more than 160 new Uno Express® locations in sports arenas, airports, tourism centers, universities
and other locations within the past 15 months. The new quick-serve concept provides a flexible
menu at a low cost of entry, opening new opportunities to provide UNO's® signature menu to guests
on the go.
October 26, 2009
GO, GO, GOJI! UNO® FALL MENU IS "BERRY" DELICIOUS
First National Casual Dining Chain to Introduce Goji Berry to Diners
Boston, MA (October 26, 2009) - Uno Chicago Grill®, America's Healthiest Chain Restaurant1,
introduces some "berry" delicious options as part of its limited-time-only fall menu.
October 22, 2009
UNO® TEAMS UP WITH BARILLA® FOR HEALTHY PASTA ALTERNATIVE
Boston, MA (October 22, 2009) - Pasta lovers rejoice! Uno Chicago Grill® (www.unos.com),
recently named the healthiest chain restaurant in America1, has expanded its relationship with
Barilla® Pasta and now offers Barilla Whole Grain Penne as a substitute for any of the traditional
pastas on its menu.
October 21, 2009
DINING OUT GETS HEALTHIER WITH UNO'S® NEW FALL MENU
Boston, MA (October 21, 2009) - Uno Chicago Grill®, America's Healthiest Chain Restaurant1
is "Fall of Surprises" with delicious new menu items that offer healthy options.
October 15, 2009
NO TRICKS, JUST TREATS AT UNO®
HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION OFFERS FUN FOR BOTH CHILDREN & ADULTS
Boston, MA, October 15, 2009 - Uno Chicago Grill® has announced a Halloween celebration that
features special dine-in or take-out offers, plus much more, on October 31, 2009.
October 15, 2009
UNO® IS "FALL OF SURPRISES" WITH NEW TELEVISION AD CAMPAIGN
STARRING CRANBERRIES AND PUMPKINS TO SPOTLIGHT LIMITED-TIME-ONLY MENU
Boston, MA, October 15, 2009 - "Helloooo short ribs!" says the pumpkin to a plate of
delicious-looking short ribs. This amusing new character is just one of the "food" stars in Uno
Chicago Grill's® newest television advertising campaign developed to increase
awareness for the brand's limited-time-only fall menu.
October 14, 2009
UNO® to Feed 20,000 at Suffolk Downs in Support of Autism Speaks
BOSTON, MA (October 14, 2009) -- Uno Chicago Grill® is once again taking a stand to help find
the causes and treatments for children diagnosed with autism by feeding over 20,000 expected
participants at Walk Now for Autism.
October 14, 2009
UNO® GOES WAY DEEPER THAN PIZZA & PARTNERS WITH OCEAN SPRAY®
TO OFFER CRANBERRY ENHANCED FALL MENU
Boston, Mass., October 14, 2009 - What happens when you cross Uno Chicago Grill® and Ocean
Spray® Cranberries? You get a fabulous menu that will delight your taste buds with the flavors of
fall and the versatility of the cranberry.
October 7, 2009
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 Restaurant , 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.
October 5, 2009
THE UNO® AUTUMN,
LIMITED-TIME-ONLY MENU IS
'FALL OF SURPRISES'
Boston, MA, October 5, 2009 - As the leaves fall and the weather cools, Uno Chicago Grill® is
celebrating the flavors of fall with a limited-time-only menu packed with delicious flavors such as
pumpkin spice and cranberry. UNO's® fall menu has plenty of surprises for your taste buds, perfect
to warm you from the inside out, beginning October 6.
September 30, 2009
Uno Chicago Grill® Celebrates National Pizza Month in Boston
Defines Select Bostonians with their "Pizzanality®"
Boston, MA, September 30, 2009 - In 1943, Ike Sewell created deep-dish pizza by combining
authentic Italian recipes with impressive quantities of the finest meats, spices, vegetables and
cheeses to build not just a snack, but a hearty meal. Pizza has become a true American classic.
But did you know an individual's taste in pizza is a reflection of their personality?
August 18, 2009
SURF'S UP WITH THE UNO® BEST OF SUMMER STARRING LOBSTER
Boston, MA, August 18, 2009 - From Amy Adams in Julie and Julia to an appearance on Top
Chef Masters, lobster is everyone's favorite obsession this season. And just in time, Uno
Chicago Grill® is joining in the frenzy with its Best of Summer Starring Lobster menu to be
enjoyed now through September 20. The menu was introduced in conjunction with a quirky lobster
television ad campaign and a Facebook call-to-action asking fans to tell UNO® what the lobster who
stars in those commercials should have said instead.
July 15, 2009
UNO® LAUNCHES NEW TELEVISION ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR BEST OF SUMMER LOBSTER PROMOTION
The Creator of Deep Dish Goes "Way Deeper Than Pizza" This Season
Boston, MA, July 15, 2009 - Uno Chicago Grill® (www.unos.com) unveiled its newest television
advertising campaign to increase awareness for its "Best of Summer" menu featuring lobster-inspired
dishes. The campaign, developed by Full Contact Advertising in Boston, and titled,
"Best of Summer, Starring Lobster," is comprised of five new television commercials featuring
talking lobsters in a series of humorous vignettes.
May 26, 2009
DINING OUT WITH FOOD ALLERGIES
Expert Offers Tips on Enjoying a Safe and Healthy Restaurant Meal
Boston, MA, May 26, 2009 - When it comes to offering healthy dining choices for customers with
food allergies, Uno Chicago Grill® ranks tops among chain restaurants , especially in terms of
gluten-free options and menu transparency. The availability of such options is crucially important
to the 12 million Americans who suffer from food allergies, in addition to the two million
Americans who are estimated to suffer from celiac disease.
May 12, 2009
UNO CHICAGO GRILL® PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN CELIAC DISEASE ALLIANCE TO RAISE MONEY
DURING CELIAC AWARENESS MONTH IN MAY
Boston, MA, May 12, 2009 - Uno Chicago Grill® (www.unos.com) will host a national Dough Rai$er
beginning May 25 through 31 to benefit the American Celiac Disease Alliance
(www.americanceliac.org) in support of National Celiac Awareness Month in May.
May 11, 2009
UNO CHICAGO GRILL® NOW OFFERS GLUTEN-FREE VEGGIE PIZZA
Extends Popular Line of Pizzas in Time for Celiac Awareness Month!
Boston, MA, May 11, 2009 - Following up on the success of its gluten-free cheese and
pepperoni pizzas, launched in January, Uno Chicago Grill® is announcing the launch of its first
gluten-free veggie pizza in time for Allergy and Celiac Disease Awareness Months (May).
April 23, 2009
Try Your Luck with "Scratch & Win with Uno Chicago Grill"!
Donate blood to the American Red Cross and receive a scratch ticket from Uno
Chicago Grill® worth $5, $10, $15 or pizza for a year
April 23, 2009 (Dedham, MA) - During the month of May, all presenting donors
at American Red Cross blood drives in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut,
along with select blood drives in Vermont and Maine, will get the chance to "Scratch
& Win with Uno Chicago Grill®." The Boston-based restaurant group is partnering with
the Red Cross to show its appreciation for blood donors by giving everyone who comes
in to donate blood a scratch ticket worth $5, $10 or $15 to participating Uno Chicago
Grills locations. In addition, a few lucky winners will scratch and win a free
individual pizza every month for a year.(More...)
April 14, 2009
Uno® Offers Special Mother's Day Outing for Families
BOSTON, MA, April 14, 2009 - Calling all moms! This Mother's Day, Uno Chicago
Grill® has some wonderful surprises in store: delicious 'N'awlins' inspired menu
items from their New Orleans Jazz Festival of Flavors -- available for a limited
time -- activities and goodies for kids, and a memento for Mom all make Uno® the
perfect choice for both Mom's special day and the preceding week. (More...)
April 14, 2009
UNO CHICAGO GRILL®'S ARVIK BABAHKANLOU-OZCAN
NAMED NATIONAL FINALIST FOR NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION'S FACES OF DIVERSITY AWARD
Boston, MA, April 14, 2009 -- Uno Chicago Grill® is proud to announce that
Arvik Babahkanlou-Ozcan, general manager of Uno®'s Dedham, MA restaurant, has
been named a national finalist for the third annual National Restaurant Association's
[NRA] Faces of Diversity Award. Winners will be announced in Chicago, IL on Sunday,
May 17 at 2:00 at the NRA Show at McCormick Place.(More...)
April 13, 2009
UNO® SPICES UP JAZZFEST WITH SPECIAL LIMITED-TIME-ONLY MENU
Boston, MA, April 13, 2009 - Inspired both by the music and culinary heritage
of New Orleans and the greater Mississippi Delta, Uno Chicago Grill® will
celebrate its New Orleans Jazz Festival of Flavors from April 14th through
April 8, 2009
MAYOR MENINO PROCLAIMS APRIL 5 "UNO® DAY"IN BOSTON
Boston, MA (April 8, 2009) -Above, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino [Second from right]
with [L to R] City Councillor John Tobin, Uno Chicago Grill® CEO Frank Guidara and
Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Aaron Spencer blow out candles on a birthday
deep-dish pizza during Uno®'s 30th Anniversary celebration. Chicago's famous
purveyor of deep-dish pizza opened its first Boston location - at 731 Boylston
Street - on April 5, 1979 and now boasts over 40 locations in New England
(visit www.unos.com for a list of locations). The Mayor also presented a
proclamation stating that April 5 is "Uno Day" in Boston.
April 6, 2009
UNO CHICAGO GRILL® CELEBRATES THIRTY YEARS AS AREA FAVORITE
Boylston Street Location Hosts Anniversary Event With Free Pizza for a Year!
Boston, MA, April 6, 2009 - Uno Chicago Grill® and its iconic deep-dish pizza first
came to Boston and the world via its Boylston Street restaurant thirty years ago thanks to local
businessman Aaron Spencer. Since that time, the chain has expanded to over 200 locations
worldwide, and it continues to grow.
March 10, 2009
Uno Chicago Grill® Offers Chocolately Deep Dish Treat for National Chocolate Week
BOSTON, MA (March 10, 2009) - Boston-based Uno Chicago Grill® is celebrating American
Chocolate Week, which runs from March 15-March 21, with a delectable dish of goodness: The Deep
Dish Cookie Sundae. Uno®, famous for its Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, is serving up this cookie
sundae covered in chocolate sauce as the perfect meal-ender.
February 27, 2009
Uno Chicago Grill® & Samuel Adams: A Winning Combination
Two Great Boston Companies Partner to Please Diners
BOSTON, MA (February 27, 2009) - Boston-based Uno Chicago Grill® and the Boston Beer Company,
makers of Samuel Adams Boston Lager®, teamed together to develop a popular steak sauce recipe that
will now be permanently featured on Uno's® menu with their Brewmaster's Grill NY Sirloin.
February 26, 2009
Uno Chicago Grill® Opens Kuwait City Restaurant;
New Avenue Mall Location Part of Aggressive Global Growth
BOSTON, MA (February 26, 2009) - On the heels of a recent opening at the Mall of Dubai,
the world's largest mall, Uno Chicago Grill® continues its expansion into the Middle East
with the opening of its first unit in Kuwait.
February 6, 2009
UNO® ENTERS QUICK-SERVE DINING SEGMENT VIA UNO EXPRESS®
New Concept Proves Popular on Campus
Boston, MA, (February 6, 2009) - Arguably, pizza, in all its variety, is one of the most popular
menu items for college students on campuses throughout North America. Now, thanks to a new concept
called Uno Express® from Uno Restaurants, collegians can enjoy pizza at McGill University, Montreal,
and College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts.
January 15, 2009
UNO CHICAGO GRILL® INAUGURATION CELEBRATION
SALUTES OBAMA AS ONE CHICAGO ORIGINAL TO ANOTHER
Boston, MA (January 15, 2009) - It's no surprise that the inventor of Chicago's famous
deep-dish pizza is playing a role in several upcoming inauguration celebrations.
Uno Chicago Grill® will be catering the Illinois Inaugural Celebration Ball with
classic Uno deep-dish pizza as part of an invitation-only event featuring over 30
themed dining rooms. Uno® will be the featured pizza in the Pizzeria Room, appropriately
decorated with checkered table clothes and Chianti bottles with candles.
January 13, 2009
UNO CHICAGO GRILL® OFFERS FAMOUS DEEP-DISH RECIPE FOR SUPER BOWL ENTERTAINING
In Celebration of 65th Anniversary of Chicago-Style Pizza
Boston, MA (January 13, 2009) - With the Super Bowl just around the corner, Uno Chicago Grill®
suggests making your own Chicago deep-dish pizza for entertaining. It's fun, it's filling and it's delicious.
January 12, 2009
UNO CHICAGO GRILL® ROLLS OUT GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA NATIONALLY
Positive Consumer Response Prompts Earlier Introduction
Boston, MA (January 12, 2009) - Following a highly successful market test, Uno Chicago Grill®
will offer its new, gluten-free pizza nationally. Uno® is the first national casual dining chain
to offer a gluten-free pizza and received very positive feedback from guests who suffer from celiac
disease, which affects approximately one percent of the population