Uncle Maddio's Pizza to Open Second Denver-Area Restaurant

Less than a year after opening its first Denver-area restaurant, Uncle Maddio's Pizza, the create-your-own fast-casual pizza franchise, is expanding in Colorado and will open in the Northwest Denver suburb of Westminster. The top pizza franchise will open on Friday, Dec. 18, at 1181 W. 120th Ave Westminster, CO 80234, 720-872-6453. To celebrate the opening, Uncle Maddio's will host a grand opening party on Saturday, Dec. 19 and will serve free pizza to guests in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Westminster franchisee James Smethie, opened his first of three Denver area restaurants in Aurora early this year to wide acclaim local residents. In addition to Smethie, former McDonald's executive Craig Tappin will be opening three Uncle Maddio's in the Southeast Denver beginning in 2016.

Uncle Maddio's is a next generation pizza restaurant that lets guests build their own pizza exactly how they want it and cooked in fast baked ovens and served to their tables in about six minutes. Guests choose from one of three crusts, including a delicious gluten-free option, and 48 toppings, including six sauces, 27 vegetables and 15 meats. Everything is fresh, from the pizza dough and sauce that's made in-store each day to the wide variety of veggies. For guests looking to expand their pizza horizons, Uncle Maddio's also offers signature pizzas ranging from the meaty Big Max to the spicy Jamaican Jerk. Create-your-own salads and Foldwich™ sandwiches round out the Italian-inspired menu. The restaurant also offers a selection of craft beers and wine.

"Our first location in Aurora has been such a success that we knew we had to bring Uncle Maddio's to more locations across Denver," said James Smethie, Uncle Maddio's Westminster franchisee. "The residents of Denver love pizza and Uncle Maddio's is quickly becoming one of their favorite pizza places."

Denver resident and Colorado State University graduate Smethie opened his first Uncle Maddio's location in Aurora last January. The opening in Westminster is the second location for the franchisee.

"James has done an amazing job in Aurora and is sure to make his second restaurant in Westminster as big of a success," said Matt Andrew, CEO. "The create-your-own pizza concept is taking off in Denver and we except Uncle Maddio's to be the top choice for pizza lovers in the area."