CHICAGO, March 29 /PRNewswire/ — April 5 is National Deep Dish Pizza Day! First designated in 2009 in celebration of this iconic Chicago contribution to American cuisine and the 65th Anniversary of its creator, UNO®, it offers an opportunity to bite into the delicious, buttery crust that has made it a favorite the world over.
In celebration, UNO’s famous individual-sized deep-dish pizzas are just $5 with the purchase of any regular entree from Saturday, April 3 through Monday, April 5 at participating locations with a coupon, which can be found at www.unos.com.
UNO’s history is closely entwined with America’s love affair with pizza. UNO founder Ike Sewell opened his first restaurant in Chicago in 1943, determined to change pizza’s reputation as a snack food. Using traditional, authentic Italian recipes, he added generous quantities of the finest meats, fresh cheeses, ripe vegetables and flavorful spices, to make pizza a hearty meal. It was the start of an American tradition — the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza!
Now famous the world over, UNO and its signature deep dish pizzas have expanded to over 165 locations worldwide, including such exotic locales as Puerto Rico, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.
Today, the food, fun and celebration roll on. Americans consume 4.4 million UNO deep-dish pizzas every year; which is enough to feed the entire population of Ireland! Each year, UNO customers consume enough mozzarella cheese to create nearly 10 Boeing 747 commercial airplanes, including its 400 passengers. UNO also uses enough sauce each year to fill an entire Olympic-sized pool and enough sliced pepperoni to leave a trail from the restaurant’s birthplace in Chicago to its current corporate headquarters in Boston.
“We’re proud of our 65-year heritage of handcrafted, deep-dish pizza, which is the foundation of everything we do,” says Frank Guidara, UNO CEO. “When you combine our heritage of deep-dish pizza with our broad array of delicious, healthy fare, it’s easy to see why the UNO brand continues to grow both here and abroad.”
Based in Boston, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes 165 company-owned and franchised full-service Uno Chicago Grill restaurants located in 26 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 Due 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.