BBX Capital announced today that the grand opening of the first Florida MOD Pizza (MOD), located at7171 N. State Road 7, in the Shoppes of Parkland, will take place on Tuesday, October 24th at 12:00pm. In celebration of the store’s grand opening, MOD will be offering a free artisan-style pizza to the first 52 guests that attend. After that, 100 percent of all pizza sales on opening day will be donated to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, a local South Florida non-profit founded by Chicago Cubs First Baseman and Parkland native Anthony Rizzo, which raises money for cancer research and provides support to children and their families battling the disease. BBX Capital is the exclusive franchisee of the MOD Pizza brand for the state of Florida.
“We are thrilled to open our first Florida MOD Pizza in Parkland and to introduce the community to a new way of enjoying pizza,” said Brick Kerge, Vice President of Operations for BBX’s MOD Pizza business in Florida. “Along with the incredible pizza, the MOD brand is a purpose led organization that is committed to making a positive impact on as many lives as possible, by offering well-paying jobs, career development opportunities, and partnering with local non-profits that support the community. We call it ‘Spreading MODness’ and are excited to bring it to Parkland!”
MOD’s individual, artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, using fresh-pressed dough and signature sauces. Customers 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 - $7.97 - 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. The menu is rounded out with handspun milkshakes, house-made lemonades and iced teas, and local craft beers and wine.
The 2,400-square foot Parkland store will include a large outdoor patio, original artwork and hand painted mural by local South Florida artist Ruben Ubiera and MOD’s signature “Wall of Fame,” a photo collage that pays homage to the local community and people from the MOD journey. Hours of operation will be Monday thru Sunday from 10:30am to 10:00pm.
“While Parkland is our first MOD Pizza location in Florida, we are excited and ready to bring the original fast-casual pizza and its unique culture to the state,” said Jarett Levan, President of BBX Capital.
About MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC:
MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC is a pioneer for 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, for one price. With more than 260 locations across 24 states and the United Kingdom, the company is committed to creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. The company was recently ranked as America’s fastest growing chain restaurant by Technomic and was recognized by Fortune as one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Retail” and a “Best Workplace for Millennials” for its progressive hiring practices and career growth opportunities. For more information, please visit www.modpizza.com or connect with the brand viaFacebook, Twitter or Instagram.
About BBX Capital:
BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX) is a diversified holding company whose principal activities are its ownership of Bluegreen Corporation and, through its Real Estate and Middle Market Divisions, the acquisition, ownership and management of joint ventures and investments in real estate and real estate development projects and middle market operating businesses. For more information, please visit www.BBXCapital.com.
About The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation:
The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Chicago Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo. Anthony realized during his own battle with cancer that no matter how difficult fighting cancer was for him, it was even more difficult for his family. Anthony believes that an individual does not battle cancer alone, but that the whole family battles it together. The mission of the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation is to raise money for cancer research and to provide support to children and their families battling the disease. The Foundation is run entirely by Anthony’s family, his close friends and his management team, with Anthony providing oversight and leadership. Since its inception the Foundation has raised more than $4 million dollars to help families battling Cancer. All of us at the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation believe that every family deserves a fighting chance.