Uno Due Go™ Opens at Cleveland State University and University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Fast-Casual Concept Ideal for Campus Locations

Oct 07, 2010, 13:44 ET from Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation

BOSTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation ("UNO") announces the opening of two franchised Uno Due Go units by the Compass Group. The two units are located in the new state-of-the-art student center at Cleveland State University and at the 'Down Under' in the University Center at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.

Uno Due Go is a fast-casual restaurant concept which first debuted in terminals C and E at the Dallas Forth-Worth airport and has now expanded onto college campuses.  The Uno Due Go menu features UNO's® signature deep-dish or hand-tossed, all-natural, thin-crust pizzas. In addition, it has created a variety of freshly-made panini sandwiches, wraps made with a flax seed, whole wheat and oat bran lavash, fresh salads under 400 calories before the dressing, appetizers, and an all-natural freshly-baked cookie, all developed with the dual focus of great taste and nutrition.

"We intend to set ourselves apart from other concepts by being the best 'fast casual pizza' restaurant in the segment. Further, our goal at Uno Due Go is to feed the spirit as well as the body, by offering good food and fabulous taste, focusing on ingredients that bespeak an artisan approach to cooking and are healthier than most alternatives," said Jamie Strobino, who heads up new concepts for UNO. "

"UNO is a name that is quickly recognized by consumers who equate it with delicious, hand-crafted, high-quality food, with a strong focus on everyday value," stated Rick Hendrie, UNO's head of marketing. "With that as our foundation, Uno Due Go is different from others in the fast-casual category. It's not just the pizza, which is our heritage, but also the introduction of innovations like our 'Slider Bar' with five different 'plump, little sandwich' varieties, including our signature Burger Slider and three vegetarian choices. We're committed to bring UNO to consumers in every way that meets their needs. Be it full service, in non-traditional venues like colleges or airports, in channels that require quick service or in the frozen food section of major supermarkets, UNO will be where the guest wants it, when they want it, in the way they want it."

"UW-Whitewater (~12,000 students) has been very pleased with the new Uno Due Go concept we added. UNO was great to work with in retrofitting a pre-existing restaurant layout. They were helpful in making design adjustments to accommodate the new concept and adjusting the menu for our target market. Students love the menu because the food is fresh, delicious and unique to what they get elsewhere on our campus or within our small community. Again, we're happy to be in partnership with UNO," said Bob Barry, executive director of the James R Conner University Center at University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.

Compass Group is the leading foodservice management and support services company. It operates in several industries including higher education, corporate dining, healthcare, restaurants, sports and entertainment arenas and more.

About UNO:

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes 160 company-owned and franchised restaurants located in 24 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The Company also operates a fast casual concept called Uno Due Go, a quick service concept called Uno Express and a consumer packaged foods business which supplies airlines, movie theatres, hotels, airports, travel plazas, schools and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private-label foods and Uno branded products. For more information, visit

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