Uno's introduces new deep dish pizza crust

Oct. 4, 2011

Nearly 70 years after introducing its deep dish pizza, Uno's is rolling out a new deep dish crust in honor of National Pizza Month.

This is the first change to Uno's deep dish crust since the company's debut in 1943.

The new nine-grain deep dish crust was unveiled this week at most Uno's locations and will be offered for a limited time, from Oct. 4-31.

"Because we are so passionate about pizza, we decided to do something that's never been done," said Chris Gatto, executive chef at Uno's. "Uno's invented deep dish pizza and now we've taken it to a whole new level -- a level that everyone is going to love. We've added a nine-grain crust that is so flaky, buttery and sweet you'll forget it's healthier. It tastes incredible and has a crunch that makes it memorable."

Uno's will be making the new nine-grain deep dish crust fresh every day in every restaurant. Although it will be featured on the three new deep dish offerings, the crust can be ordered for any of the deep dish pizzas on the menu. The new nine-grain crust is a wheat base with rye, corn grits, brown rice, oat flakes, triticale flakes, soy grits, flax seed, millet and barley, and also contains sunflower seeds for an extra crunch. It has less fat and sodium and more fiber than the traditional deep dish crust.

Also new for National Pizza Month are three grilled pizzas: Grilled Bacon, Cheddar & Tomato, Grilled Fire Roasted Sweet Red Pepper, and Grilled Rustica with sun-dried and roasted cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, caramelized onions, feta and goat cheeses.

The limited-time deep dish pizzas are Buffalo Chicken, Chicken & Wild Mushroom and Roasted Vegetable, Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese.

"Flavor is what Uno's is all about and the grilling process adds a layer of flavor and gives the crust a little more crunch," adds Gatto. "Grilling these new recipes really makes the flavors come to life. I can't wait for our guests to try them."

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Topics: Food & Beverage , Pizza Toppings

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