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Pizzeria Uno spinoff Uno Dué Go set to open in Plano

Pizzeria Uno spinoff Uno Dué Go set to open in Plano

Uno Dué Go, a unique Pizzeria Uno spinoff featuring Uno's signature deep-dish pizza, is coming to Plano. The first of two restaurants will open at Park Boulevard and Preston Road on August 1.

Also known as UDG, it's more than a pizzeria, with a breakfast menu, made-from-scratch bakery items, flatbreads, salads, panini, wraps, beer, wine and cocktails. It's also "entertaining." The pizza makers mold, stretch and flip their dough. The salad makers chop with flair, the sandwich makers schmooze and the pastry artists drizzle "like fine painters," the release reads.

The location in Plano at Park and Preston will be the first of its kind, followed shortly thereafter by a location at Preston Creek Shopping Center, at Preston and Hwy. 121.

Founded in 1943, Pizzeria Uno Corporation is headquartered in Boston. The first Uno Dué Go opened in December 2008. There are only five branches, mostly in airports and universities, plus one free-standing restaurant in Boston.

"Open from early morning to late in the evening with a focus on fresh, this restaurant provides an entertainment experience and a comprehensive offering of food and beverage, from a hot breakfast menu to a full bar," said Rob Goldblatt of FGR Food Corp., franchisee owner of the Plano locations.

"We are excited about the potential of this new model for Uno Dué Go," said Chris Westcott, UDG VP. "With two smaller Uno Dué Go units in the DFW Airport, they have proven to be very successful, and we have no doubt they will exceed expectations once again with this new expanded version.

"If the concept is embraced as we believe it will be, we expect to see many more locations to follow, both in Texas and across the country."

Uno Due Go
Uno Due Go will have its big brother's deep-dish pizza on the menu. Photo courtesy of Uno Due Go
Uno Due Go in Boston
The only other free-standing Uno Due Go is in Boston. Courtesy photo