Omaha's first Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint to open Thursday

Publisher: Omaha.com

Omaha's first Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will open Thursday at 2521 S. 132nd Street.

The restaurant, which offers a build-your-own pizza concept, is the first of six planned by local franchisee Shawn Simmonds.

Simmonds has said he has plans for additional locations in Bellevue, Papillion and Council Bluffs.

To celebrate the opening, the restaurant will offer free, 9-inch, three-topping pizzas from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.