May 13, 2014 |

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint to open first location in Raleigh-Durham

By Mandy Wolf Detwiler

(ATLANTA, GA) May 2014 – Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, the original create-your-own fast casual pizza restaurant, will soon open its first location in Raleigh, North Carolina. Business partners Andrew Madans and Talie Madans are developing three new locations in the Triangle region after being introduced to the concept when visiting family in Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint’s hometown, Atlanta, GA.

“The first time I entered an Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint location, and I was greeted with the most enthusiastic ‘Ciao, Maddio’ I knew this was a great concept,” said Andrew Madans, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint franchisee. “Uncle Maddio’s is an entirely new, fresh take on pizza, and we’re so excited to bring a wholesome, creative, and original concept to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.”

Bringing their experience and background in hospitality, concessions and event management, business partners Andrew Madans and Talie Madans were impressed with the Uncle Maddio’s emphasis on customer service, a family-friendly atmosphere, while serving fresh, made-to-order, fully-customizable pizzas, paninis and salads.

“At Uncle Maddio’s ‘Served With Love’ goes beyond the delicious, fresh, hand-made pizzas, salads and paninis, it’s also about serving multi-generational families at one table, business professionals at the next and a group of friend at another table,” said Talie Madans, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint franchisee. “We look forward to owning our own business, and having our slice of the American dream opportunity with the support and foundation provided by Uncle Maddio’s.”

The Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint menu includes a new way to serve pizzas, paninis and salads. Your way. At Uncle Maddio’s patrons build their own entree by selecting from 48 toppings on the create-your-own pizza menu. In addition, the restaurants feature a full menu of Signature Chef-created combinations.  Uncle Maddio’s pizzas are available in three sizes with three crust choices, including traditional, whole-wheat, and gluten-free dough. Six homemade sauces, 27 vegetables and 15 meats complete the wholly individual experience. Uncle Maddio’s offers hormone-free chicken, fresh local vegetables, Daiya vegan cheese and organic greens. All of Uncle Maddio’s pizzas, paninis and salads are made-to-order, and “Served With Love” to awaiting customers at their tables.

“My family’s dietary needs alone consist of vegan, gluten-free and a meat-lover,” said Talie Madans. “At Uncle Maddio’s, we can all dine together, order our preferred pizza of choice, and have a great time in a casual, inviting and comfortable atmosphere.”

Uncle Maddio’s currently operates 19 restaurants in seven states. The Atlanta-based franchise is projecting to open 35 new units in 2014 with 175 additional locations already in development.

“We look forward to sharing our love with customers in the Raleigh-Durham region,” said Chief Pizza Maker and Founder Matt Andrew. “We know Andrew and Talie will serve their customers, the community and local charity partners well.”

For more information on Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, visit  Interested franchisees can visit or contact Roger Wagerman at

About Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint
Celebrating its 5th year, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is the original create-your-own fast casual pizza restaurant. Operating 19 restaurants in seven states, Uncle Maddio’s is the fastest growing fast casual pizza brand in the US, with an additional 35 franchise restaurants in development for 2014, and 175 units committed through its franchisee network. Uncle Maddio’s pizzas are completely customizable, made-to-order, and served up for under $7. Uncle Maddio’s offers four pizza sizes, three types of crusts, including gluten-free, six sauces, and 48 fresh toppings, many vegan, organic, and hormone-free. The freshest and largest menu in the category, Uncle Maddio’s also serves toasted paninis and gourmet salads — all prepared with locally sourced ingredients and salad dressings that are made daily.

Based in Atlanta, Uncle Maddio’s management team is the most experienced in the fast casual pizza category. Uncle Maddio’s has targeted Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Virginia.

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