Saturday, December 6, 2008

Maddio's Pizza Joint Opening Soon In Former Fu's At Toco Hills

Work is slowly progressing at the former Mama Fu's in Toco Hills to open a new concept, Maddio's Pizza Joint. No word on why the name has already been changed from "Mattio's" to "Maddio's", but perhaps one existed already. Former Fu's and current Moe's franchisee Tony Lewis has brought on a few other former Raving Brands employees including Moe's co-founder Matt Andrew to launch the new concept. I've heard there are as many as six "owners", which seems like a lot from the start. No word on an opening date but from the looks of it, an opening may take place sometime in January. Repeat Atlanta!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

January 1st is the scheduled opening date. The name change was due to a similarity with the name of another concept out of New Jersey and Hawaii.

Anonymous said...

I went there yesterday. They looked like they were open but when I walked in they said they had not opened yet. However, to my delight they fed me anyway.....FOR FREE!! I can't find much more about this concept on the web, but I think it is a chain??? Regardless, the food was AWESOME, and one of the managers (or owners) was very nice and made me feel at home eventhough they were closed..

ProShop99 said...

The opening date will be January 1st. The restaurant is the first of what the owners hope to turn into a chain. It is being opened by a number of people, many with past experience with the likes of Moe's and its former parent Raving Brands.

ProShop99 said...

As of my visit earlier this afternoon, the opening is now Friday January 2nd.

Anonymous said...

I was at the soft opening with family and friends on Monday. I knew just a few of the people there very loosely. The placed was packed.

The from scratch pizzas were rolling off the conveyor belt every 5 min 20 sec. I never saw so many different kinds to sample. People were clammoring for their favorite type to arrive. I tried some, like the hawaiian pizza, and the chicken salad pizza, that I never would have sampled anywhere else. They had a gourmet look and taste to them. Great crust!!

Anonymous said...

I went in today for what I believe to be the first day.. It was excellent!! I had a personal pizza for what seemed like a good deal for what I got (6 bucks).. The toppings were on point with the best pizza place's in Atlanta. The crust was a bit different then what I'm used to and my verdict is still out on that. All in all, a good deal...
-foodU2

Wasserblogger said...

I went to Maddio's for lunch today to meet some friends with no idea what to expect, my initial impression was that of just another pizza place but to my surprise the pizza was actually pretty good. I've never been one for "fast food pizza" but this place really does pizza justice and manages to make a really tasty and unique pie that is served fast and fresh. I will definitely come back and recommend it to all of my friends.

ProShop99 said...

Interesting to spot Richard Chey of Doc Chey's , Stella and Osteria 832 dining with his daughters in Maddio's today. Maybe he wants in when the franchise frenzy begins?

Anonymous said...

On a recent visit I decided to try one of the toasted subs as I had tried the pizza on a previous visit. I ordered the Tuscan meatball sub on whole wheat bread. Verification of what meat the meatballs were took a bit long as well as the overall prep of the item. I dont know how Subway does theirs, but this sub was terrible. The bread soggy(and bagged not fresh), the meatballs ok, but not great and the excessive sause was a royal pain. I should have just ordered meatballs because I ended up just eating it without the bread.

Anonymous said...

Jumped the Shark - perhaps the worst meal I have ever had in Atlanta. Sorry Maddio's - price is high - food quality very low - menu confusing - crust - I would not call it crust unless you like frozen premade cardboard - sorry this is not real pizza nor subs. Hint you can get much better from Subway or Quiznos and at half the price. My lunch was $10 bucks for a pizza and soda. Crazy - if you want real food go elsewhere - Shorty's is a great alternative to real food or heck I would hit Pizza hut or Papa Johns 10x before I return. Stay away yuck yuck yuck

Anonymous said...

Not sure what the guy above is talking about a confusing menu? I guess he's not the brightest of bee's...?
Well I can't speak for the subs however I can say that the BBQ chicken pizza is the best around!!! I think it ranks with CPK. I'm not sure where the guy got his information on the crust? They make it in front of you--not frozen. If you're gona knock something, at least try it man-you obviously didn't!!
Now the service was a little slow, however the place has only been open a week. And ProShopp 99, it's funny that you saw those guys in there b/c when I was there I saw Shane from Shane's Rib Shack, lolol!!

Anonymous said...

I've read the reviews about Maddio's and they have strangely been very good or very bad.....Hmmmmm. I went to do some investigating for myself today.
When I first got there I was greeted kindly by a guy named Shaq (I think). He was all smiles and as far as I'm concerned the service was great. He told me that I could make my own pizza but I've heard so much about this BBQ pizza (blog blog blog) that I ordered it to take home and also ordered the Tuscan Meatball to eat in.
The Good- The BBQ pizza is as good as blogged about. No kidding its really good and I have no complaints. In fact I'll be back just for this pizza.

Critiques-- The sub was actually really good. However I'm not a sauce guy and they really load on the marinara, cheese, and toppings (like the previous blogger reported). If you're into alot of extras on your sub then I'd recommend it. However it was too much for me. The good thing about this however is that you can make your own sub. So next time I'll just get less sauce.
Anyway I think this is quite an original idea. I don't know any other places where you can customize your own pizza. There were definitely some kinks that I noticed (took longer than I expected) however as Proshopp says its only been open a few weeks.
That's my honest assesment of the place. I'd go check it out.

Lauren Spiegel said...

I went with a couple friends. I ordered the meatball sub and they both ordered pizzas. We all had free tickets that they had passed out at Emory. I was initially scared of thin crust because it tends to be hard, but trying my friends' pizzas, they were really good. I had never had a meatball sub before, but I thought it was pretty good too. The people were really friendly, the place has awesome colors, and it's a nice place to catch up with friends.

Brian said...

I've never been in yet, but I've been hearing positive things about this place. I'm planning on making a trip out there with my wife pretty soon and we can't wait. I'll post again after we make a visit.