June 2, 2014 |

Uno launches new fast-casual concept

By Mandy Wolf Detwiler

UNO frescoStoneham, MA; June 2, 2014 – Stoneham, Massachusetts, residents have a fresh new option for casual, high-quality dining as UNO fresco Stoneham opens on June 4, 2014 at the Redstone Shopping Center right on Main Street. UNO fresco is the first location of a new concept eatery from UNO Restaurant Holdings Corporation, the company that crafted the first deep dish pizza with a pastry-like crust and chunky tomato sauce that started a pizza revolution. Ideal for guests looking to enjoy an affordable lunch or dinner experience in a modern casual environment, UNO fresco’s made-to-order meals are professionally prepared using premium ingredients. Opening at 11 a.m., the first 100 customers will receive a free individual pizza.

“UNO fresco offers busy families and working folks on the go a place to enjoy a custom-made meal, prepared to order with fresh ingredients, served in a relaxed atmosphere, but offering the same quality hospitality and service that you’ll find in our UNO Pizzeria and Grill restaurants,” says Chris Westcott, vice president of UNO fresco. “As Stoneham’s new fresh casual eatery, we’re offering a menu that is always right for the moment, whether that is for dinner, lunch, catering, or a quick bite on the go, at an incredible value.”

UNO fresco Stoneham offers a come-as-you-are environment where guests can build their own meal masterpiece for lunch, dinner or anytime in between, choosing from UNO’s signature pizzas, artisanal flatbreads, fresh crafted salads, distinct entrées, and more, handmade daily.

Come As You Are Casual
Guests customize their order to their liking, pay at the counter, and are handed a numbered wooden pizza peel to place on their selected table. Meals are delivered right to the table by guest service coordinators with no tipping required. Guests can gather inside with their friends or family in one of many spacious booths, sit side-by-side at the pizza bar or dine on the outside patio.

For guests short on time, UNO fresco offers a takeout menu and online ordering for pick-up-and-go convenience.

Fresh Handcrafted Dishes, Creative Salads, Sandwiches and More
UNO fresco’s menu features UNO’s signature dish, the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, with the same quality craftsmanship and care extending to UNO fresco’s entire menu of fresh, affordable fare. Its handmade deep dish and thin crust pizzas, all prepared to order, are available with a variety of delicious toppings in individual and shared sizes. Guests can choose from a menu of 19 handmade pizzas, from the classic Margherita deep dish to the Prosciutto, Fig & Arugula thin crust.  Guests can also create personally customized salads with a choice of five crisp greens and eight robust proteins, including Fresh Mozzarella, Herb Roasted Salmon and Tofu with unlimited toppings and dressings from the salad bar. Or guests can try a hearty chef-designed salad, all served with fresh-baked ciabatta.

Soups, grilled panini, fork n’ knife sandwiches, entrees, pastas, quick bites and desserts will be served with care at UNO fresco. Kids 12 and under will enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage of their choice to complement any item off the fresco kids menu that includes UNO’s signature deep dish cheese pizza to the classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Gluten-free dough and breads are available. UNO fresco guests also have a choice of beverages including a selection of beer and wine on tap. Craft beers will be featured, including a rotation of locally produced beers.

Open seven days a week from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, UNO fresco Stoneham is located at Redstone Shopping Center, 101 Main St., in Stoneham, MA.  For more information, visit www.unofresco.com, follow the restaurant on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/unofrescostoneham, on Twitter @UNO_fresco, or call 781-850-4940.

ABOUT UNO fresco
UNO fresco is the new casual dining eatery from UNO Restaurant Holdings Corporation, the company that crafted the first deep dish pizza with a pastry-like crust and chunky tomato sauce that started a pizza revolution. Today, true to its heritage, UNO brings that same inventive spirit to UNO fresco, and offers handmade pizzas flanked by artisanal flatbreads, extraordinary salads, panini and lighter fare; all handmade fresh every day. UNO fresco is Italian inspired, eclectic and always right for the moment. A come-as-you-are kind of place, UNO fresco invites guests to customize and select the ingredients of their choice to build their own masterpiece. In every taste you’ll experience pizza done with flair. www.unofresco.com

About UNO
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, UNO® Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes 143 company-owned and franchised restaurants located in 24 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. UNO’s mission is to deliver intensely flavorful, delicious and nutritious food in an environment of heartfelt hospitality, and was named America’s Healthiest Chain Restaurant by Health magazine. The Company also operates UNO Pizzeria & Grill, the fast casual UNO Dué Go cafés, a quick service concept called UNO Express, and UNO Foods, a consumer packaged foods business which supplies airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, schools and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private-label foods and UNO branded products. For more information, visit www.unos.com.

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