INTENSELY FLAVORFUL NEW MENU REACHES ALL UNO'S LOCATIONSMay 26, 2011
Updated menu features new delicious and nutritious items alongside classic indulgent dishes
BOSTON, MASS., May 26, 2011 - An intensely flavorful new menu for UNO (www.unos.com), the casual dining restaurant with a focus on both indulgent and delicious and nutritious dining options, is officially available in all restaurant locations. The new menu was tested for several months in New England to ensure customer enjoyment and satisfaction.
The new menu features a balance of delicious and nutritious and indulgent items. The new items are not limited to just new recipes, but new serving size options as well. There are six new tapas-style "Small Plate" appetizers such as steak masala, sauteed shrimp and white beans, and farro salad, and other new appetizers include half-orders of three thin crust pizzas. New pasta dishes include tomato vegetable curry, chicken broccoli with lemon pesto and deep dish mac and cheese, with nearly all of the pasta entrees available as Small Plates. Alongside Uno's classic original deep dish pizza, guests can also order new artisan thin crust pizzas like fig, goat cheese and broccoli, shrimp, spinach and goat cheese, and wild mushroom and Cabot® cheddar, all available in traditional or five grain thin crust. Also on the menu are new hand-made burgers and Uno's popular Certified Black Angus Beef steaks - only 8% of beef sold in the U.S is classified as Certified Black Angus Beef. Rounding out the new menu is the re-introduction of an old favorite: the peanut butter cup dessert.
Uno's also has a new weekday lunch menu, the star of which is the "Two for You" lunch. Guests can mix and match salads, soups, sandwiches and pizzas to create a custom lunch that is both value-priced and guaranteed to be served in 10 minutes.
"Uno's new menu delivers intensely flavorful food no matter what guests choose to order - delicious and nutritious or indulgent," explains Chris Gatto, executive chef and vice president of food and beverage. "It showcases natural, fresh, carefully chosen ingredients, dishes like a refreshing farro salad, with tomatoes, cucumbers and balsamic vinaigrette, fresh hand-made burgers, and artisan thin crust pizzas with unique toppings."
"Our guests want to choose what's right for them, so we give them choices - all of which are full of flavor. That's what this new menu is all about," says Frank Guidara, chief executive officer. "They can enjoy our famous deep dish pizza or the all-natural five-grain thin crust pizza, they can order a full plate of tomato vegetable curry or a small plate of the same delicious dish, and they can mix and match soups, sandwiches, salads or pizza to customize their own lunch. No matter what they choose, classic menu items or a balanced alternative, they'll be taken care of in that warm and heartfelt way that is uniquely ours."
The new menu items are also available to order online at unos.com.
Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes 155 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, and approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. Based in Boston, UNO's mission is to deliver intensely flavorful, delicious and nutritious food in an environment of heartfelt hospitality, and was named America's Healthiest Chain Restaurant by Health magazine. The Company also operates a fast casual concept called Uno Dué 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 www.unos.com.