The pizza chain’s new franchise partner would also develop locations throughout Alabama.
MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC (“MOD Pizza” or “MOD”) late-Tuesday announced the addition of its ninth franchise partner – Southern Pie, LLC – which has a deal to develop MOD Pizza stores in Georgia and Alabama.
Southern Pie, led by father-and-daughter team Robbie Hill and Kimberly Hill Hayden, could open their first MOD Pizza stores later this year, according to the announcement.
Exact Atlanta-area locations have not yet been confirmed.
Hill and Hayden multi-industry entrepreneurs who operate construction and healthcare companies, and also operate the Bojangles’ business in the same region.
“What appealed to us about MOD is their progressive approach to hiring along with their strong focus on a people-first culture,” Hayden, said in the release.
We are excited to make MOD the employer of choice for the region, knowing that if we attract and develop an outstanding team, we can deliver an incredible in-store experience.”
MOD was founded in 2008 by entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson, who also built retail concepts Seattle Coffee Company and Carluccio’s in the United Kingdom.
“As we continue our expansion across the U.S., we are confident that our development strategy of company-owned stores coupled with select franchise partners will be key to maintaining consistent execution while sustaining our purpose-driven culture,” Scott Svenson, co-founder and CEO of MOD, said in the release.
“Most importantly, Robbie and Kimberly share our commitment to growing a business that is focused on making a positive social impact.”
MOD has over 195 locations in 20 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, as well as five locations in the UK.
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