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CHARLOTTE, NC (JULY 19, 2017) – MOD Pizza, the Seattle-based company that launched the rapidly growing fast casual pizza segment, is now open in Matthews, North Carolina. In a partnership with SD Holdings, the new location is open at 10420 East Independence Road, in the Matthews Festival shopping center. The store features an outdoor patio, a huge 800 degree oven and MOD’s signature locally inspired interior. This is the sixth of multiple MOD stores that SD Holdings plans to open in North Carolina.

“We could not be more excited to bring this excellent concept to the city of Matthews!” said Yaron Goldman, CEO of SD Holdings. “We are confident that our customers are going to love the product and the atmosphere this restaurant has to offer. This is our second MOD we have opened in the Charlotte market and we look forward to the continued growth of this great city.”

Added Scott Svenson, co-founder and CEO of MOD, “Our motivation to bring MOD to new communities is driven by our desire to make a positive impact in the communities we serve. Yaron and his team share our commitment to building a company focused around people, and we’re excited to share both our unique pizza experience and our people-first culture with the Matthews community.”

MOD’s individual artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, using fresh-pressed dough and signature sauces. Customers can create their own pizzas and salads, using any combination of over 30 featured toppings, or they can choose from a menu of MOD classics. The price always remains the same – $7.87 for a MOD-size salad or pizza – regardless of the number of toppings. Pizzas are hand-cooked in an 800 degree oven in just minutes and salads are individually hand-tossed for each customer. MOD also serves local craft beers, wine, handspun milkshakes, and house-made lemonades and iced teas.

About MOD Pizza

MOD Pizza is a pioneer of the fast casual pizza segment, founded in Seattle in 2008 by entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson. MOD’s individual artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, allowing customers to create their own pizzas and salads, using fresh-pressed dough, signature sauces and over 30 toppings, for one price. MOD is committed to creating a positive social impact in the communities it serves, by not only creating a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. MOD earned a spot on the Inc. 500 list as a fastest growing private company in America, and was recognized by Fortune as one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Retail” and “Best Workplaces for Millennials” for its progressive hiring practices, career growth opportunities and workplace benefits. For more information, please visit or connect with the brand via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

About SD Holdings, LLC

SD Holdings owns and operates more than 100 restaurants across 7 states within multiple brands such as Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, McAlister’s Deli, MOD Pizza, and Sonic Drive-In. The franchise group has offices in Fort Collins, Colo., and Matthews, NC. For more information, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Jamison, Marketing Manager of SD Holdings, LLC

Phone: 314-702-7716


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