2016 Spreading MODness Week celebrates MOD’s “purpose beyond pizza”
MOD Pizza, known for its superfast pizza and salads, as well as making a positive impact, announced the results of its annual Spreading MODness Week: $241,649 donated to over 165 charities supporting at-risk youth and families. MOD donated $1.00 from every pizza sold from November 22-27, 2016 at each of its 179 locations across the U.S. and U.K.
Spreading MODness began in 2013 as a way to celebrate the Company’s birthday which happens to fall during the Thanksgiving week. Now in its fourth year, Spreading MODness Week has generated over half of a million dollars to help those most vulnerable in communities MOD serves.
“We are so proud of our MOD Squad who rallied together to choose and support a meaningful charity for each of their stores, celebrating our theme ‘Gratitude with Attitude’,” said Ally Svenson, co-founder of MOD. “At MOD, we’re committed to proving that a business can do well, while also doing good. Through our simple product of pizza, we are able to make a positive impact in communities across the U.S. Spreading MODness is ‘the ripple effect of simply doing the right thing’ and we love that our MOD Squads show that kindness to our customers on a daily basis.”
A sampling of the charities who benefitted from Spreading MODness 2016 include: Generosity Feeds (Va.), Operation Sack Lunch (Wash.), Casa Youth Advocates (Pa.), A Safe Place (Ill.), The Monarch School (Texas), Save the Family (Ariz.), Autism Speaks (N.C.) and Hillcrest Hope (Mo.). To see a full list of the charities supported, visit Spreading MODness 2016 or watch our Spreading MODness Video.
The pioneer of the fast casual pizza segment, MOD Pizza was founded in Seattle in 2008 by entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson. MOD’s individual artisan-style pizzas and salads are made on demand, letting customers choose whatever they like from over 30 toppings, all for one set price. At the core of MOD is a purpose-led culture that’s committed to being a force for good in the community – creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. MOD was recently ranked as America’s fastest-growing chain restaurant by Technomic; earned a spot on the 2016 Inc. 500 list as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies; and was recognized by Fortune as one of the 20 best workplaces in retail for its progressive hiring practices and career-growth opportunities. To learn more, visit modpizza.com.