Uno Chicago Grill

full service casual theme restaurant and bar

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Description of franchise system

UNO CHICAGO GRILL is a casual restaurant with full-service and a very recognizable and loved brand name. Their most famous product is the UNO's Original Deep Dish Chicago Pizza, which brings customers from miles around. With a varied and full menu featuring shrimp, steak and pasta and a fun atmosphere that includes comfortable décor and a full bar, UNO attracts customers of every type and age.

At the time Ike Sewell founded the first UNO restaurant in 1943 in Chicago at the corner of Wabash Avenue and Ohio Street, people in America were primarily eating pizza just as a snack. However, Sewell thought that if you brought together some of Italy's authentic old recipes with great quantities of the best meats, ripe vegetables, savory spices and fresh cheeses, pizza would become a filling meal that everyone could enjoy. This would be the birth of an American tradition – Chicago’s Deep Dish Pizza . Sewell's Original Deep Dish Pizza has been continually copied, but never replaced.

Today, there are over 200 UNO restaurant locations in 24 states, the District of Columbia, South Korea, Puerto Rico, Honduras, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. While UNO Chicago Grill has a sturdy base of locations, they still have many territories in the United States that are available for the right franchise candidates in market areas where other franchise companies do not offer protection for multi-units.

While producing and providing the proprietary and core recipes for their signature products, UNO takes their products and brand name beyond simply their restaurant locations and into kiosks and retail centers. Because of the superior menu mixture and very effectual buying power, UNO’s enjoys a COGS that is well below the industry norm (5 to 6 percent below other their top competitors).

Franchise concept

The UNO Franchise is a “Best in Class” brand and an award winning franchise system. UNO Chicago Grill is a fantastic opportunity to invest your time and money because they are directed by great franchisees , along with the team, talent and brand name to be the one franchise system that can do it like no other!

UNO has taken their top multi-unit Directors and made them Regional Franchise Directors. These Directors are experts in business advising, and their only purpose and role is to help franchisees with their operations. They are outstanding communicators and teachers that will support you in every aspect of your franchise business, from marketing to operations.

The UNO Company itself runs over 100 locations of their own and is extremely dedicated to the profitability and operational strength of your business and the brand as a whole. For the construction of your new business location, UNO will evaluate and assist with all aspects of new location development, even reviewing plans that include red lining. The company will evaluate construction bids that are submitted and give advice on where negotiations should lower costs.

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If you are interested in a franchise system with some history and tradition – one that will support and train you better than the competition – then just fill out the information below and find out if UNO Chicago Grill is the right franchise opportunity for you!

Uno Chicago Grill

full service casual theme restaurant and bar

Open website

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