Mike Simmonds and Shawn Simmonds will open Nebraska's first Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint in Omaha, Neb., this fall, marking the chain's debut in that state.
According to a news release, the Omaha unit will be the first of six as part of the Simmonds' multiunit agreement. Additional locations are slated to open in Omaha, Bellevue and Lincoln, Neb.
Mike Simmonds opened his first Burger King in Fremont, Neb., in 1976 and went on to open others including Taco John's and Jimmy John's restaurants. Shawn Simmonds, an alumnus of University of Nebraska – Omaha, said he is looking forward to partnering with his father.
"We're really excited about bringing the first Uncle Maddio's to Nebraska and believe offering customized pizza topped with high quality ingredients, served in a casual environment is something our community will love," Shawn said. "Unlike what you'd find in a typical pizza place, Uncle Maddio's has a broader appeal because you can build your pizza as healthy or indulgent as you want."
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