Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint tests breakfast pizzas in Charlotte location

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will test a breakfast menu at its Charlotte, NC, location and will be serving free breakfast pizzas, paninis and break-zones on Thursday December 12 and Friday December 13, 2013 at the 101 South Tryon Street location in Charlotte's Overstreet Mall.

"We are very excited to now offer breakfast at Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint in Uptown Charlotte," said Jerry Licari, Uncle Maddio's Charlotte-area franchise owner. "Our customers are craving more from Uncle Maddio's, and we are happy to deliver with innovative and creative new breakfast items, along with fresh fruit, premium coffee, and fresh-squeezed juices. We 'Serve With Love' at lunch and dinner, and look forward to greeting customers earlier in the day with our soon-to-be famous breakfast pizzas, paninis and break-zones, which are Uncle Maddio's take on new breakfast calzones."

The leading create-your-own pizza franchise combines two of the most popular food trends with the addition of the breakfast daypart in Charlotte. Feature entrees include the Huevos Rancheros Pizza, The Sicilian Pizza and the All-American Pizza. Re-mixing classic breakfast dishes for a pizza pie, the Uncle Maddio's new morning recipes include homemade ranch dressing and tomato basil sauces, roasted and caramelized vegetables including green peppers, onions and mushrooms, along with pan scrambled eggs, premium ham, bacon and sweet Italian sausage.

The new breakfast menu includes signature Uncle Maddio's paninis with an eggcellent twist. New breakfast paninis include high-quality ingredients such as Canadian Bacon, Egg and Cheese, Sweet Sausage, Egg and Cheese and the Bacon, Egg and Cheese. The exclusive Uncle Maddio's breakfast calzone break-zones include made-from-scratch traditional or whole-wheat dough. Baking up new recipes, the Uncle Maddio's break-zones include The Mediterranean, The Country Boy and Good Morning Italia. Each break-zone features homemade sauce, such as tomato basil and barbeque, fresh cheeses, scrambled eggs and marinated meats and vegetables.

"We see breakfast as a natural step to provide our customers with the most choices in Charlotte," said Uncle Maddio's Chief Pizza Maker Matt Andrew. "We look forward to serving early morning patrons, and seeing how we can grow our breakfast appeal in markets where breakfast is a natural fit."

Uncle Maddio's emphasizes variety and choice, and every customer is able to customize their own pizzas, salads and paninis. Uncle Maddio's offers a 9-inch individual pizza, using fresh dough that's made from scratch daily, with up to three toppings, baked in 6-minutes, for $6.99. Completely customizable, guests choose one of three crusts, including a gluten-free option, and have the choice of 48 toppings, including 27 vegetables, 15 meats, and six sauces made from the finest quality tomatoes. Uncle Maddio's offers healthful options like whole wheat and gluten-free crusts, hormone-free chicken, fresh local vegetables, Daiya vegan cheese and organic greens. A "take and bake" option offers a quick family meal at home, but wherever you enjoy your Uncle Maddio's you can be sure it's served with love.

The menu also features create-your-own salads with a vast buffet of crisp garden-fresh vegetables, as well as a pre-imagined menu full of signature salads such as Basil Chicken, Tuscan Antipasto, and Santa Fe. Toasted panini sandwiches, including choice creations such as Maddio's Steak and Cheese, Eggplant Parmesan, Tuscan Meatball, Turkey Bacon Cheddar and more ensure that Uncle Maddio's has something for everyone.

Known as the "Chipotle of pizza," Uncle Maddio's launched the fast casual pizza market five years ago with the opening of its first store in Atlanta, Georgia. With 18 restaurant franchises open and 165 more in development throughout the Southeast, East Coast and Midwest. For more information on Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint, visit Interested franchisees can visit or contact Roger Wagerman at roger (at) unclemaddios (dot) com.

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 18 restaurants in six 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 165 units committed through its franchisee network. Uncle Maddio's pizzas are completely customizable, made-to-order, and served up in just six minutes 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 has 50 years combined experienced in the fast casual category. Uncle Maddio's has targeted Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Virginia.