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Widener Partners to Open Uno Chicago Grill on Campus

Uno Chicago Grill, the first casual dining chain restaurant in Chester, creates 150 new jobs in the city. 

Uno Chicago Grill, home of the original deep dish pizza, will open its newest location on June 13 at 1516 Providence Avenue on the Widener University campus in Chester, Pa. The location is owned and operated by Widener University and franchise partner Tom Bock of The Bock Group, which has eight additional Uno restaurants in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The Widener Uno location features a menu of more than 100 items, including seafood, steaks, burgers, salads, pasta dishes, appetizers, all-natural crust flatbread pizza and its legendary Chicago-style deep dish pizza, for which the dough is made fresh daily. It also features an extensive craft beer selection, consisting of 35 draft beers.

The first casual dining national chain restaurant in Chester, the 8,076-square-foot location accommodates 224 guests indoors and 72 guests on the outdoor patio which includes a fire pit. The restaurant creates 150 jobs and generates new revenues for the city from the sales of the operation, city wage taxes and real estate taxes.

“Restaurants are an important part of the life of a vibrant community,” said Widener University President Julie E. Wollman. “We are excited about this partnership and look forward to welcoming residents of Chester and surrounding communities to Uno Chicago Grill.”

“We believe in the Uno brand, which is why we’ve been involved for 23 years,” said Angella Bock, vice president of business development for The Bock Group, Inc. “It offers the freshest ingredients for recipes made daily to provide guests with the best possible food. And we adjust the menu to how people want to live their lives, offering plenty of options for the health conscious.”

The restaurant will be open Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, visit Follow the company on Facebook at Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Chester, Pa. and on Twitter @UnoChicagoGrill.

Based in Boston, Mass., Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes 139 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. 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 Uno Foods, a consumer packaged food business which supplies airlines, moved theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, schools and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private-label foods and Uno branded products.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener comprises eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university’s campuses in Chester and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., are proud to be tobacco-free. Visit the university website,