Seattle — MOD Pizza has opened its sixth Seattle-area location at the newly renovated Seattle Center Armory/Center House on June 15th. In addition, MOD will open two new stores by end of summer. The new locations will be in Redmond and Sammamish, Wash.
MOD Pizza's 1,500-square-foot space along the south wall of the newly renovated Armory features an 800-degree display oven, seating for 50 and a 350-square-foot patio.
"As a Seattle-based company, we are thrilled to be a part of the revitalization of the iconic Seattle Center. We all remember spending time there as kids, and look forward to helping make it a great destination for the next generation,” says co-founder Ally Svenson. "In addition, we are excited to be working on our new locations which we think are in two wonderful suburbs of Seattle — Redmond and Sammamish."
The MOD Pizza concept was conceived in 2007 by husband-and-wife team Ally and Scott Svenson, who sold their coffee business in the UK, Seattle Coffee Company, to Starbucks in 1998. Co-founder of Top Pot Doughnuts, Michael Klebeck, also played an instrumental role in developing the MOD brand in its early stages. In addition, a seasoned group of advisors share the founders' vision for growth and include: Lindsey Schwartz (president and CEO, Schwartz Brothers Restaurants); Adam Brotman (chief digital officer, Starbucks); Jim Alling (COO, T-Mobile, formerly president of U.S and international operations, Starbucks); and Paul Twohig (COO, Dunkin' Donuts, formerly senior vice president, retail operations, Starbucks, COO of Panera Bread). Chris Schultz, director of operations and 10-year veteran of Starbucks, runs MOD's day-to-day operations, which includes six stores.
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