MOD Pizza Continues Expansion in Central Ohio with Morse Road Opening

31 Mar

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MOD PIZZA CONTINUES EXPANSION IN CENTRAL OHIO WITH MORSE ROAD OPENING

Womack Restaurants will bring third establishment to region in less than a year

COLUMBUS, OH (March 23, 2017) – A Seattle based restaurant is taking Columbus by storm by opening their third restaurant in the region in less than a year.

A new franchise of MOD Pizza will be opening at noon on Saturday, April 1 at 4784 Morse Road in Columbus.  

“MOD Pizza is completely different than other pizzerias in the region and offers something the others don’t,” said Scott Womack, president of Womack Restaurants. “Patrons can quickly make custom personal pizzas to fit their unique preferences at an affordable price.”

MOD Pizza pioneered the fast-casual pizza segment and prides themselves on providing customers with superfast, individual artisan-style pizza. Customers can add as many toppings as they like to a pizza for just under $8.

This will be the third MOD Pizza Womack has opening in the region since October 2016. The other two locations are at 333 S. Hamilton Road in Gahanna and 1310 Polaris Pkwy, close to Polaris Fashion Place. Womack also plans to open two other locations later this year, one on Sawmill Road and the other in Pickerington.

The Morse Road location will boast 3,000 square feet, MOD’s signature “Wall of Fame” and original artwork from area artists.

The location plans on hiring up to 30 employees to join the “MOD Squad” and will be donating 100 percent of their pizza sales to a local non-profit called Alvis. Alvis provides reentry treatment programs for individuals who have spent time in the criminal justice system.

MOD partnered with Alvis for this opening because their values align. MOD also is dedicated to giving those who have been incarcerated a second chance and will hire ex-convicts, something many companies won’t do.

“Each time a new store opens we donate our pizza proceeds for the day to a charity,” Womack said. “We feel almost everyone deserves a second chance and we want to support a charity that agrees with that mentality, which made Alvis the perfect fit.”

For more information on the new Morse Road location or to learn more about MOD Pizza, visit www.facebook.com/modpizzamorseroad.

ABOUT MOD PIZZA

A 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. MOD currently has over 180 locations across 20 states and the U.K. To learn more, visit modpizza.com.

About Womack Restaurants:

Womack Restaurants is a multi-concept restaurant franchise operator based in Terre Haute, IN with development markets in Kansas City, Tulsa, Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio. The Womack team has extensive development and finance experience, having developed nearly all of the IHOPs since 1990, in sometimes complex situations. Womack Restaurants divested its IHOP business in 2014 to focus on expansion of its Popeyes franchise and pursue other concepts. Womack Restaurants is committed to community engagement and partnership, as well as connecting with our country’s leadership.

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