To celebrate its 30th birthday, the , opened its doors Wednesday night to a newly renovated interior with a 30-day celebration that features dessert giveaways, birthday cake and gift card drawings. The reopening took place on the exact day the restaurant opened in 1981.
The dramatic renovations were accomplished in a short four weeks and reflect Uno’s new branding throughout the interior, enhancing the atmosphere of heartfelt hospitality for which the company is becoming famous. Customers will notice a lighter, brighter, more open environment in the restaurant and a new menu with more options that are a balance of delicious and nutritious.
“After 30 years in Framingham, we are delighted to have our guests walk through the doors and see this beautiful renovation,” says Barry Hillerstrom, the Framingham location’s managing partner. “Some of our customers have been coming to the restaurant since it opened, so it’s exciting for them to experience this contemporary new look. The staff and I are all very excited about the great news tastes on our menu that highlight intensely flavorful, delicious and nutritious items, made from natural, fresh and carefully chosen ingredients.”
During the renovation, the restaurant was completely overhauled. Most of the interior walls were removed for an open atmosphere with intimate clusters of booths and tables lit with warm, custom lighting. Most striking is the lounge area, with a floor to ceiling bar, the centerpiece of which is a large matrix flat screen television visible throughout the entire restaurant. There’s a new color palette throughout the restaurant that adds a further level of contemporary comfort and style.
Finally, a completely new and inviting lobby area features the hallmarks of Uno heartfelt hospitality: a warm welcoming smile, complimentary fresh apples and lemonade.
Customers will also notice new menu items such as a broccoli, fig and goat cheese pizza with an all natural, five grain, thin crust, and new staff members serving alongside their favorites.
As one of Massachusetts’ busiest locations, the Framingham location needed to hire additional staff to keep up with the high volume of guests.
“Uno’s has a long-term friendship with our Framingham guests, so it’s only fitting to celebrate the restaurant’s 30th birthday with a new face and a party,” says Frank Guidara, chief executive officer of Uno’s.“ The design captures the qualities that have made Uno so popular, adding another level of quality and style, which reinforces our commitment to preparing fabulous food and beverage for our many loyal customers. We can do an even better job taking care to help people treat themselves and treat themselves well.”
The month-long birthday celebration will include free desserts for guests turning 30 this year and those with birthdays on the 30th of any month and daily drawings for $30 Uno’s gift cards.
There will also be several opportunities for guests to join the birthday celebration through social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.