Uno Chicago Grill

Uno Chicago Grill

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Initial Investment

LOW: $778,000
HIGH: $1,700,000

Change in Units

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1943

Franchising Since

1980 (36 Years)

Corporate Address

100 Charles Park Rd. Boston, MA 02132-4985

Parent Company

UNO Restaurant Corp.

About Uno Chicago Grill

Ike Sewell combined old Italian recipes with meats, vegetables, spices and cheese and created the first deep dish pizza in 1943. He opened Pizzeria Uno to serve his creation to pizza lovers throughout Chicago. The new restaurant became so popular that Sewell opened Pizzeria Due on an opposite corner from his original restaurant to handle customer demand.

Over 60 years later, the restaurant is now called Uno Chicago Grill and has evolved to offer a variety of grill items like steak, ribs, seafood and pastas in addition to its famous Chicago-style deep dish pizza.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$778,000 - $1,700,000

Net-worth Requirement

$3,000,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$750,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

1%

Financing Options

Uno Chicago Grill offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Uno Chicago Grill has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2006 - 252

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 2-4 weeks

Training at headquarters: 16 weeks

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 60 - 80

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Updated: August 5th, 2014

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