Company Will Give MOD Squad Members Time Off to Vote, Provide Voting Resources For Customers and Squads
SEATTLE – September 23, 2020 – MOD Super-Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC (“MOD Pizza”, “MOD” or the “Company”) today announced its 2020 voter engagement initiative, “MOD the Vote.” To encourage members of the MOD Squad to use their voices in this upcoming election, and to provide communities with useful voter information and resources, the people-first brand is rolling out the following:
- Time off to vote: The 8,500+ Squad members who work in company-owned locations will receive time off to vote to ensure work is not a barrier against getting to the polls.
- Voter resource page: MOD has launched modpizza.com/vote, providing robust voting information and resources for the MOD Squad and customers, including links for voter registration, eligibility, deadlines and state-by-state polling details.
- MOD the Vote stamp on pizza boxes: Starting today through Election Day on November 3, every MOD Pizza box will be imprinted with the “MOD the Vote” stamp, to encourage customers to visit MOD’s voter information page.
- Social Stories: On its social platforms, MOD will share first-person voter stories from passionate Squad members from across the country.
“We strongly believe that every voice deserves to be heard and voting is one of the most powerful ways to create the future you want to see. With 70% of our Squad members under the age of 24 – and many new voters – – we wanted to make sure that MOD stepped up to support their right to vote,” said the Svensons , co-founders, MOD Pizza. “In an ongoing effort to be of service to the amazing people of MOD, this initiative is intended to uplift and empower our Squads to ensure their voices are heard.”
To inspire and encourage fellow Squad members to vote, many MOD employees have shared their personal stories and passion for voting, some of which will be shared on MOD Pizza social channels in the lead up to Election Day. Among them is Will, a member of the MOD Squad who was formerly incarcerated, “I was released from prison in October 2011, and on November 6, 2012 I was able to cast my vote. I know that my vote matters not only in the Presidential race, but in all local and state races, and that I can make a difference in my community and in the lives of those around me.”
“Don’t assume young people only care about celebrities or pop culture,” said Christopher, a Squad member and young voter. “Voters have the power to shape outcomes for this nation, but only if they provide input and show up on Election Day to vote. People need to vote like it matters. Because then it will.”
For more information on MOD the Vote, please visit www.modpizza.com/vote. Voting information is powered by Rock The Vote, a bi-partisan organization, founded in 1990, that encourages people to vote.
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 based on size. With 485+ 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 trademarks MOD, MOD Pizza, and the MOD Shield, are owned by MOD Super Fast Pizza, LLC.
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