SEATTLE (February 23, 2021) — MOD Super-Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC (“MOD Pizza”, “MOD” or the “Company”) co-founders Scott and Ally Svenson today were named recipients of the 2020 International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The award, bestowed annually, recognizes brands which are willing to take the risks that traditionally accompany any new endeavor, and who possess the extraordinary management skills and vision to create a successful business enterprise through franchising.
MOD has a network of nine multi-unit franchisees who collectively operate 80 MOD locations across the U.S. and Canada. As a people-first, culture-centric brand, MOD is committed to using the business to make a positive impact on its people and the communities they serve. System-wide, there are currently 495 MOD locations and nearly 10,000 MOD Squad members.
“IFA is pleased to present this award to Scott and Ally Svenson. Through a focus on combining social impact with strong growth and adaptability, MOD Pizza can be an example for franchise brands and entrepreneurs alike,” said Robert Cresanti, IFA President and CEO. “Their brand has taken great steps to ensure customer and employee safety during COVID, while still maintaining high-quality products and service – and they have a great cauliflower crust pizza to boot! IFA congratulates Scott, Ally, and the entire MOD Pizza team on this much-deserved honor.”
“We are humbled to be the recipients of this prestigious award from the IFA and are proud to share it with our amazing franchise operators,” said Scott and Ally Svenson, co-founders of MOD Pizza. “From early in the MOD journey, we committed to a development strategy of company-owned stores coupled with a small group of franchisees who would help us maintain consistent execution while sustaining our purpose-centric culture. We are grateful for each of our incredible franchise operators who share our strong commitment to the people side of the business and who share our belief that our business can and should be a force for good in the communities we serve.”
To learn more about MOD franchising opportunities, visit www.modpizza.com/franchising.
ABOUT MOD PIZZA
MOD Pizza is a purpose-led, people-first brand founded in Seattle in 2008 by serial entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson. MOD serves individual artisan-style pizzas and salads that are made on demand, allowing customers to create their own pizzas and salads with any combination of over 30 toppings, all for one incredible price. With 490+ locations system-wide*, MOD is committed to creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. MOD recently earned a spot on the Fortune 2019 “Change the World” list, for its purpose-led culture and commitment to provide opportunities to individuals with barriers to employment. The Company has also been named America’s fastest growing chain restaurant by Technomic for four years running and named the most loved pizza brand by Foodable Network. MOD has earned a spot on the Inc.5000 list and has been recognized by Fortune as one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Retail,” a “Best Workplace for Women,” a “Best Workplace for Millennials,” and a “Best Workplace for Diversity.” For more information, please visit www.modpizza.com or connect with the brand via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
*The term system-wide refers to all company-operated and licensed store locations.The trademarks MOD, MOD Pizza, and the MOD Shield, are owned by MOD Super Fast Pizza, LLC.