MOD Pizza, the Seattle-based fast-casual pizza company, announced its expansion into Michigan, with the opening of its first store in the Detroit suburb of Livonia. This will be the 55th MOD location in the U.S. with the company on track to be operating 100 stores by the end of 2015.
To lead this expansion, MOD has partnered with TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSRF), a Michigan-based family-owned restaurant group with an expansive portfolio of casual, quick-service, and family-dining restaurants throughout the state of Michigan. The store will open on June 22 and is located at 13229 Middlebelt Road. MOD, along with TEAM Schostak, will continue its efforts to put people first and “Spread MODness” by supporting the Livonia Public Schools Education Foundation during its opening day events. Starting in 2008, MOD has supported more than 40 community-based charitable organizations, with donations approaching $200,000 to date.
“The opening of our first Midwest store is an exciting milestone for MOD as we continue to Spread MODness into a new region,” says Scott Svenson, cofounder and CEO of MOD. “We are especially excited to be partnering with TEAM Schostak, who share our belief in the value of a strong and vibrant culture, and the idea that a great business can, and should, be built around people. At MOD, we are focused on creating not just a cool place to eat, but a cool place to work that inspires and supports our employees.”
MOD’s individual artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, using fresh-pressed dough and signature sauces. Customers can create their own pizzas and salads, using any combination of more than 30 featured toppings, or they can choose from a menu of MOD classics. Pizzas and salads are the same price regardless of the number of toppings. Pizzas are hand-cooked in an 800-degree oven in less than 3 minutes and salads are hand-tossed in front of the customer. MOD also serves handspun milkshakes along with house-made lemonades and iced teas.
MOD operates stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, and Pennsylvania and will be opening in Idaho, Michigan, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina by the end of 2015.