SEATTLE (October 5, 2021) – MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC (“MOD Pizza”, “MOD”, the “Company”), the purpose-led, people-first, fast casual pizza brand released its newest limited-edition “Squad Cake” – a cola-flavored yellow cake filled with sweet, delicious cherry cream filling, covered in a bright pink coating and finished with sugared sprinkles. This latest Cake for Good will support MOD Squad members during times of crisis through its employee relief fund. To date, MOD has provided over $1.6 million in emergency grants to Squad members in need through its “Bridge Fund”. The Squad Cake is now available at all 500+ MOD locations across the U.S. and Canada, while supplies last.
The Bridge Fund came to life when a group of employees pooled money together to surprise and replace a fellow Squad member’s stolen bike – his only mode of transportation to work. In 2015, the Bridge Fund was established as a company fund to provide grants to Squad members struggling with an unexpected crisis. It is fueled by voluntary paycheck contributions from MOD employees, store events, company contributions, and generous donations. MOD Squad members can confidentially apply for grants* at any time during their employment.
“MOD exists to serve people and that starts with taking care of the MOD Squad,” said Ally Svenson, MOD co-founder and chief purpose officer. “Sometimes that means providing a bridge to stability in times of crisis, and that’s where the Bridge Fund comes in. As our customers enjoy this tasty new cake, we hope it will be a little sweeter knowing it’s also doing good.”
Learn more about how the Bridge Fund has supported MOD Squads in need.
* Applications for grants are evaluated using a specific criteria and funds are issued based on need. The MOD Bridge Fund supports employees of MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC. MOD franchisees have individual employee crisis funds.
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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 500+ 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.
**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.