First of Three MOD Openings in San Jose Market this Year
MOD Pizza, the original super fast pizza concept, will celebrate the grand opening of their first San Jose restaurant in Village Oaks Shopping Center at 5670 Cottle Road, San Jose on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5pm. The first 52 customers will each enjoy a free individual, artisan-style pizza or hand-tossed salad, and the chance to win free pizza for a year.
As part of the company’s ongoing effort to “Spread MODness”, MOD will donate 100% of the sales from opening day to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to support their mission to “provide food to people in need in our community”. MOD plans to partner with Second Harvest for subsequent San Jose openings – Westgate West Shopping Center and Coleman Landing – both scheduled to open this fall. As one of the largest food banks in the nation, Second Harvest provides food to one quarter of a million people each month.
The new MOD is 2,600 sq ft and located in the recently constructed Village Oaks Shopping Center. This is MOD’s 18th restaurant and will feature a large outdoor patio, high ceilings and its signature locally inspired interior. “We are thrilled to be opening our doors in San Jose, and to introduce this community to the MOD experience – speed, style, pizza – and most importantly, our people,” remarked Scott Svenson, co-founder and CEO of MOD. “We are a company built around people and making a difference – for both our employees and our customers – and we can’t wait to share this with San Jose.”
MOD’s individual artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, using organic fresh-pressed dough and signature sauces. Customers can create their own pizzas and salads, using any combination of 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 local draft beers, wine, handspun milkshakes, and house-made lemonades and iced teas.
See The MOD Difference.
Seattle based MOD Pizza was founded in 2008 by Scott and Ally Svenson, and was inspired by the couple’s love of Italian street-style pizza, their desire for authentic, affordable and fast dining options for their busy family and the idea that a great company could be built around people. Above all, MOD is about putting people first – both customers and employees – and is striving to redefine the fast food experience. MOD currently operates 17 company-owned stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, with 35 stores slated to be open in seven markets by the end of 2014.
The Svensons bring their experience from building two highly successful concepts – Seattle Coffee Company and Carluccio’s, and MOD’s team of advisors and executives bring additional experience from iconic brands such as Starbucks, Apple, Panera Bread, Disney, T-Mobile, Dunkin Donuts, Qdoba, McDonald’s and Schwartz Brothers Restaurants.
MOD is committed to creating not just a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. The company has been recognized as one of the “Top 50 Breakout Brands” by Nation’s Restaurant News, ranked as a “Fastest Growing Private Company” (2013 and 2014) by the Puget Sound Business Journal and named one of “Washington’s Best Work Places” by the Puget Sound Business Journal (2013 and 2014). www.modpizza.com