Brand known for its individual artisan-style pizza and people-first culture will donate

100% of all pizza sales to The JED Foundation

Free pizza for first 52 guests!


WHAT:                       Grand Opening of MOD Downers Grove


WHERE:                     1022 West Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515

WHEN:                       Friday, July 27, 2018

11:50 AM        Ribbon cutting

12 PM             Doors open, first 52 people in line receive free individual artisan-style pizza or hand-tossed salad and collect cool MOD swag!



For grand opening day in Downers Grove, MOD will be donating 100% of pizza sales to The JED Foundation (JED), a non-profit focused on mental health awareness and suicide prevention for teens and young adults. MOD recently introduced their Isaac Pizza, named after a very special customer of MOD who died by suicide. In response, MOD has partnered with JED to help spread the word about mental health resources available in all of their communities.


“As a purpose-led organization, our motivation to bring MOD to new communities is driven by our desire to make a positive impact in the communities we serve. We do this by offering well-paying jobs, career development opportunities, and partnering with non-profits that support the community,” said Ally Svenson, co-founder and Chief Protector of the Purpose of MOD Pizza. “We call it ‘Spreading MODness’ and we can’t wait to bring it to our newest location in Downers Grove!”


HOURS:                     10:30AM – 10:00PM  Sunday through Thursday

10:30AM – 11:00PM  Friday and Saturday



MOD Pizza is a pioneer of the fast-casual pizza segment, founded in Seattle in 2008 by entrepreneur husband and wife team 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, all for one incredible price. With more than 360 locations system-wide across 28 states and the United Kingdom, MOD is committed to creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. The company was recently recognized as the number one mid-sized restaurant chain in the US in the October 2017 Fishbowl Buzz Brands Report, named as the most loved pizza brand by Foodable Network in its May 2017 Most Loved Brands Report, has been ranked as America’s fastest growing chain restaurant by Technomic, earned a spot on the Inc.500 list, and was recognized by Fortune as one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Retail,” a “Best Workplace for Women,” a “Best Workplace for Millennials,” and a “Best Workplace for Diversity.” For more information, please visit or connect with the brand via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


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MEDIA CONTACT: Charlotte Wayte           206.261.4963 /