Uno Pizzeria INFO
About Pizzeria Uno
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes 80 company-owned and franchised UNO Pizzeria & Grill restaurants in 18 states, the District of Columbia, India and Saudi Arabia. UNO is all about connecting people over amazing pizza — from its famous Chicago Deep Dish, which UNO invented in 1943, to its Chicago Thin Crust, to its gluten-free and vegan pizzas. The Company also operates Uno Foods, a consumer packaged-foods business that supplies supermarkets, airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, and travel plazas with frozen UNO branded products.
Why a Pizzeria Uno Hotel Conversion/Why Now?
Through the spring of 2022, Pizzeria Uno converted three in-hotel restaurants in the Midwest into Pizzeria Uno locations. Since then, each one of them has seen significant sales growth, some multiple times previous record weeks. Now, the team is launching a program to partner with hotel owners and operators to convert their existing restaurants into a Pizzeria Uno to increase their food and beverage revenue.
Pizza, quite simply, is America’s favorite food. As pent-up travel demand rages following the COVID-19 pandemic — travel is set to increase 16% in 2022 over last year, and nearly 75% of Americans plan to travel domestically — there will be even more hungry guests. But hotel owners usually watch take-out and delivery business come into their hotel without getting any piece of the market share. On the flip side, local members of the community very rarely go to a hotel restaurant for dine-in service.
Converting a hotel restaurant to a Pizzeria Uno is an excellent solution to help hotel owners tap into five distinct revenue streams: increased revenue from dine-in for hotel guests, take-out for hotel guests, take-out and/or delivery sales from the local community, dine-in revenue from people in the surrounding area who typically would not come to dine at a hotel restaurant, and capturing group sales. As Pizzeria Uno franchisees, hotel owners can enjoy lower customer acquisition costs and a higher capture rate. Consumers already know the Unos brand, which means hotel owners can gain additional guests due to the presence of a nationally known and respected restaurant brand. Additionally, a well established group sales team at Unos can help generate big revenue by bringing in group sales to the new hotel Unos location.
And while many other legacy pizza concepts are sold out in markets across the country, Pizzeria Uno is one of the few with wide-open white space and territory availability. New franchisees will also benefit from an established franchise infrastructure. As a result, interest is growing rapidly.
What Sets Pizzeria Uno Apart?
Pizzeria Uno is a one-of-a-kind, nationally-recognized brand in a booming industry. While the heart of the Pizzeria Uno menu is its signature, Chicago-style deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style thin crust, there’s something on the menu for every diner. While the menu focuses on premium pizzas made with the best ingredients and dough made from scratch daily, it also includes healthful salads, a variety of appealing appetizers, and entrees that range from chicken to steak to seafood, that can satisfy all cravings customers may have.
Why the Pizza Category?
Pizza is considered America's favorite food, which is why consumers spend a whopping $46 billion on it every year, and the number keeps growing. While other restaurant segments struggled to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, the pizza industry demonstrated its durability with an estimated growth projection of 10% in the next five years.
This opportunity is ideal for hotel operators interested in converting their current hotel restaurant to a Pizzeria Uno branded restaurant, hotel operators building out new hotels and restaurants, or owners of existing hotels that are adding a restaurant for the first time. There are even opportunities for hotels that don’t have a kitchen because Pizzeria Uno provides a superior frozen product from their Uno Foods division.
The ideal Pizzeria Uno franchisee understands hospitality and is interested in becoming a long-lasting part of their community. The ideal franchisee will be someone with a passion for the Pizzeria Uno brand and a commitment to providing guests with an amazing dining experience.
By investing in a Pizzeria Uno conversion franchise, hotel owners can keep conversion costs low because they already have the kitchen and dining room in place. Additionally, pizza has lower food costs than most other options, so the conversion will likely lower hotel owners’ food costs just by selling pizza.
The total cost of converting to a Pizzeria Uno will be based on the existing restaurant and incremental costs for those already contemplating a refresh or building new.
For more information on investing in a Pizzeria Uno franchise, visit https://unofranchise.com/.