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Uno Restaurant Holdings

Headquarters: 100 Charles Park Rd.
Boston, MA 02132
617 323-9200
Employees: 4,000
CEO: Frank Guidara
Privately held

Website: http://www.unos.com

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Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. operates more than 200 company-owned and franchise restaurants under the name Uno Chicago Grill. These restaurants are located in 32 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.

Uno is best-known for its Chicago-style deep dish pizza but also serves steaks, ribs, pasta, grilled chicken, hamburgers and seafood. Restaurants also have a full bar.

The company also operates a consumer foods division, which supplies airlines, movie theaters, hotel restaurants and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private label foods and branded Uno products.

Uno has total revenues of more than $500 million. It is owned by Centre Partners, a private equity firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

History

1943 - Pizzeria Uno began when Ike Sewell opened a restaurant in Chicago that specialized in serving his new creation, deep-dish pizza.

1955 - To handle overflow traffic from the original Pizzeria Uno, a second Uno restaurant opened one block away from the Original Uno, called Pizzeria Due

1975 - Aaron Spencer, current Chairman, first tasted Pizzeria Uno pizza at a meeting in downtown Chicago

1978 - Spencer gained Sewell's approval to expand the concept to other markets

1979 - First Uno restaurant outside of Chicago opened in Boston

1980 - The first Uno franchise unit opened in Washington, D.C.

1987 - Uno became a publicly owned company (NYSE:UNO)

1994 - Uno added kitchen equipment like sauté stations, charbroilers, grills and fryers to its restaurants

1995 - New menu offerings, including steaks, pastas and fajitas were introduced

2001 - Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. became a private company in a $41 million merger with a corporation formed by Chairman Aaron Spencer and other company executives

2003 - Restaurant name evolves to Uno Chicago Grill

February 2005 - Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation entered into an agreement with Centre Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, whereby Centre Partners acquired a controlling interest in the company. Aaron Spencer, the company's Founder and Chairman, as well as the senior members of the Uno management team, also maintained significant ownership.

Benefits

Hourly employees receive training, growth potential, flexible shifts, competitive wages and medical and dental benefits.

Management including general managers and assistant managers get the following:

- Competitive Base Salaries and Compensation Packages
- Quarterly Performance Bonuses
- Flexible Scheduling
- Health/Dental/Life Insurance
- Prescriptions
- Short and Long Term Disability
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment
- 401(k) with a Match to your Contribution by the Company
- Tuition Assistance
- Paid Vacation
- Management Holidays

Updated December 13, 2005

 

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