Uno Chicago Grill taps Chef Andrew Zimmern to create new offerings

Nov. 9, 2012

UNO Chicago Grill has introduced a new line of family-size pizzas available for takeout only. As part of this launch, UNO's has teamed up with Services for the UnderServed (SUS), a non-profit organization that provides direct support services to military veterans, and will donate 10 percent of each sale to SUS.

Additionally, celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern, who is an SUS board member, is lending his culinary expertise by creating two original pizza recipes available only for the family-size takeout pizza.

UNO's has fashioned several topping choices for the new family size take-out pizza starting with a traditional cheese and tomato, pepperoni and its signature 'Build Your Own Pizza' feature, along with Zimmern's two custom recipes that include a Mediterranean style and creamy Artichoke Bianco.

"After meeting (UNO's CEO) Frank Guidara, learning that he was a veteran and of UNO's dedication to the military, I wanted to find a way where I could leverage my love of pizza to benefit our mutually-valued charity – SUS," Zimmern said in a news release. "I hope that by offering access to my unique recipes at UNO's, together we can raise enough money for SUS to continue to broaden their outreach and impact their capacity to meet the needs of those who serve."

Recently, SUS named Zimmern to its board of directors.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Marketing / Branding / Promotion, Operations Management, Social Responsibility

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