MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC announced it has added its 10th franchise partner, DBMC Restaurants, LLC who will develop 30 stores over the next seven years. Their area of development will span across central Alabama, southern Louisiana, southern and central Mississippi, and in the greater Nashville, Tennessee area. DBMC will bring MOD into three new states: Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee, with their anticipated first opening in 2021 in their home state of Louisiana.
As a multi-franchise restaurant group, DBMC Restaurants owns and operates the Santa Fe Cattle Company and Cody’s Original Roadhouse restaurants, both full-service steak house concepts, with locations across the South and Southeast. In addition, they are the largest franchisee of Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, a family oriented, sports themed casual dining experience.
“We’ve been following the MOD story over the past several years and couldn’t be more excited to bring this incredible brand to the southern U.S.,” says Jason Gisclair, president and COO, DBMC Restaurants. “MOD’s commitment to being the leader in the fast casual pizza category, coupled with a strong focus on their people and the communities they serve, has impressed us as we’ve watched their growth. We look forward to bringing jobs and opportunity to new communities over the next several years.”
Founded as a people-first brand in 2008 by entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson, MOD is the pioneer of the fast casual pizza sector, offering craveable, individual artisan-style pizzas and salads, made on demand, with any combination of toppings for one flat price. Prior to starting MOD, the Svensons built two successful retail concepts in the United Kingdom – Seattle Coffee Company and Carluccio’s. MOD’s executive team brings experience from leading brands such as Starbucks, Panera Bread, and Chipotle.
“The DBMC team are well-established, impressive multi-unit operators, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to the MOD family,” adds Scott Svenson, co-founder and CEO, MOD Pizza. “There’s no doubt this year has been extremely challenging. As we enter 2021, we’re full of confidence in our plan for continued growth across all of our markets, and our ongoing commitment to be a force for good in the communities we serve. Our optimism is very much due to the incredible people that have joined us on this journey, and we’re grateful to team up with DBMC.”