Rapidly expanding brand plans to open five area locations in 2017; Additional stores planned for 2018
SEATTLE (June 30, 2017) – MOD Pizza, known for its individual, artisan-style pizza and salads and people-first culture, is opening its first Utah location at 2577 S. Wildcat Way, Woods Cross in early July. Two additional stores are slated for August, and MOD expects to be operating five locations in the Wasatch Front by the end of 2017: Woods Cross, Park City, Riverdale, Murray (Fashion Place) and Sugarhouse.
MOD will add five to six stores in 2018, with locations already confirmed in American Fork, Layton, Riverton, and Saratoga Springs.
“MOD was founded on the idea that if we take care of our people and our communities, the business will largely take care of itself,” said Scott Svenson, MOD co-founder and CEO. “ur motivation to bring MOD to new communities is driven by our desire to make a positive social impact on as many lives as possible. This includes offering job and career growth opportunities to those who traditionally face barriers to employment, and building partnerships that are focused on supporting at-risk youth and families in each of our markets.”
MOD’s individual, artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, using fresh-pressed dough and signature sauces. Customers create their own pizzas and salads, using any combination of over 30 featured toppings, or they can choose from a menu of MOD classics. The price always remains the same – $7.67 – regardless of the number of toppings. Pizzas are hand-cooked in an 800-degree oven in just minutes and salads are individually hand-tossed for each customer. The menu is rounded out with handspun milkshakes, house-made lemonades and iced teas, and local craft beers and wine.
The 2,800-square foot Woods Cross location will include a large outdoor patio, original artwork and MOD’s signature “Wall of Fame,” a photo collage that pays homage to the local community and people from the MOD journey. MOD will be partnering with a local non-profit for its grand opening, who will receive 100% of all pizza sales from opening day. For updates on the grand opening date, local festivities and events, the community is invited to follow MOD on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/modpizza.
The company is hiring 30 energetic and passionate individuals to join the Woods Cross MOD Squad, and local job fairs are planned for each new location. Interested individuals are encouraged to follow MOD’s Facebook page to watch for dates (https://www.facebook.com/modpizza), or to submit resumes to: www.modpizza.com/jobs.
Named one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Retail” and a “Best Workplace for Millennials” by Fortune, MOD pays above industry standard, offers health, dental and vision benefits, short term disability, sick pay, flexible scheduling for work-life balance and opportunities for career growth. MOD is also proud to support its MOD Squad with special perks such as free meals, an employee assistance program, and access to an emergency crisis fund. To learn more about MOD, visit us at www.modpizza.com or watch MOD Difference Video.
Future MOD locations:
MOD Park City 6622 Landmark Drive, Park City August 2017
MOD Riverdale 841 West Riverdale Road, Riverdale August 2017
MOD Fashion Place 6191 S State Street, Murray Fall 2017
MOD Sugarhouse 1010 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City Fall 2017
About MOD Pizza:
MOD Pizza is a pioneer for the fast casual pizza segment, founded in Seattle in 2008 by entrepreneur husband and wife team Scott and Ally Svenson. MOD’s individual artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, allowing customers to create their own pizzas and salads, using fresh-pressed dough, signature sauces and over 30 toppings, for one price. With more than 230 locations across 21 states and the United Kingdom, MOD is committed to creating a positive social impact in the communities both domestically and internationally, creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. MOD was recently ranked as America’s fastest growing chain restaurant by Technomic and was recognized by Fortune as one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Retail” for its progressive hiring practices and career growth opportunities. For more information, please visit www.modpizza.com or connect with the brand via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
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