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MOD Pizza expands in the U.S. South

By Canadian Pizza   

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MOD Pizza has added its 10th franchise partner, DBMC Restaurants, who will develop 30 stores in the southern United States over the next seven years.

The area of development includes Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Nashville. DBMC will bring MOD into three new states: Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

DBMC Restaurants owns and operates the Santa Fe Cattle Company and Cody’s Original Roadhouse restaurants, both full-service steak house concepts. They are the largest franchisee of Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, a family-oriented, sports-themed casual restaurant.

MOD is a fast-casual pizza chain that specializes in individual artisan-style pizzas and salads, made on demand, with any combination of toppings for one flat price.


Prior to starting MOD, the Scott and Ally Svenson built two successful retail concepts in the United Kingdom – Seattle Coffee Company and Carluccio’s.

“The DBMC team are well-established, impressive multi-unit operators, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to the MOD family,” said Scott Svenson, co-founder and CEO, MOD Pizza. “As we enter 2021, we’re full of confidence in our plan for continued growth across all of our markets, and our ongoing commitment to be a force for good in the communities we serve. Our optimism is very much due to the incredible people that have joined us on this journey, and we’re grateful to team up with DBMC.”

MOD currently has nearly 500 stores throughout the U.S. and Canada and plans further expansion.

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