Washington-founded pizza chain MOD Pizza has set its sights on the great Philadelphia region to kickstart its East Coast expansion. The “made on demand,” fast-casual concept compares to similar suburban shops like Collegeville’s RapiDOUGH and Ardmore’s Snap Custom Pizza, where customizable pizzas are the name of the game.
The MOD Pizza experience is much like Chipotle, where the wide range of high-quality ingredients are presented in front of you for your choosing. Construct your pie with your pick of sauces (red or white, pesto, BBQ or a garlic rub), cheeses (mozzarella, Parmesan, Gorgonzola, etc.), meats (salami, Canadian bacon, anchovies, etc.), and an array of veggies. Gluten-free crusts are also up for grabs, as well as made-to-order salads, dessert pizzas and hand-spun milkshakes. Explore the full menu here.
As of this year, you can expect two MOD Pizza locations to show up in Wayne (in the Gateway Shopping Center at 289 E. Swedesford Rd. and at 522 W. Lancaster Ave.), as well as in Glen Mills, in the Brandywine Mills Shopping Center. Additional locations include Willow Grove (to open March 12), Allentown and Marlton, N.J.
The MOD Pizza brand first debuted in 2008 in downtown Seattle, slowly expanding to 30 locations based up and down the West Coast (Oregon, California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado). Each new East Coast location will arrive at around 2,500-3,000 square feet and seat up to 70 guests.
Learn more about MOD Pizza at www.modpizza.com and stay tuned for opening updates. Additional MOD Pizza locations are planned for the Philly region in the coming years.