Uno Chicago Grill Franchise

Chicago-style pizza


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.



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How much does it cost to open a Uno Chicago Grill Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a Uno Chicago Grill Franchise is between $778,000-$1,700,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Uno Chicago Grill name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $778,000-$1,700,000
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $35,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    5%
  • Advertising Fee:



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Uno Chicago Grill News & Press Releases

When did the first Uno Chicago Grill open? 1943
When did Uno Chicago Grill start Franchising? 1980

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2004 80 0 2 123
2003 74 0 2 116
2002 69 0 7 118
2001 58 0 4 112
2000 50 0 3 104
Year U.S.A.
2004 80
2003 74
2002 69
2001 58
2000 50
Year Canada
2004 0
2003 0
2002 0
2001 0
2000 0
Year International
2004 2
2003 2
2002 7
2001 4
2000 3
Year Corporate
2004 123
2003 116
2002 118
2001 112
2000 104

International: Australia,New Zealand, Canada, Central America, Mexico, South America, Western Europe,

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Other Financing Source(s): In-house construction & real estate financing

Support
Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Marketing
Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 40% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 60 - 80

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (65% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • Restaurant/hospitality experience

  • Your income potential as a Uno Chicago Grill Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    Uno Chicago Grill

    Uno Chicago Grill

    Uno Chicago Grill
    100 Charles Park Rd.
    Boston, MA
    02132

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