Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint today will open its 19th unit in Auburn, Ala., its first in the state. The location, 339 S. College St., Suite E, is located in "The Heart of Auburn" complex near the university.
To celebrate the opening, the restaurant will serve free 9-inch, any three topping pizzas to all customers in line from 11 a.m. through the afternoon on March 29. One patron in line will be awarded free pizza for a year.
The new location marks the first of five planned Uncle Maddio's restaurants in Auburn, Montgomery and Prattville, Ala., according to a news release. This expansion is led by owner-operator Michael DiChiara and several partners, including Auburn University graduates and Auburn residents Ernest Lee, Jr. and Clint Wilson, along with Troy, Ala., native Will Hudson.
"I have strong ties to the Auburn community and there is no other place I would rather open an Uncle Maddio's than here," DiChiara said in the release. "Uncle Maddio's offers a different kind of pizza restaurant experience where everyone can have a personal pizza made exactly as they want it or select a salad or Panini. I can't wait for the students and residents of Auburn to create their own favorite pizza and experience the 'Served with Love' philosophy for our customers."
Uncle Maddio's currently has 175 units in development.