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MOD Pizza

November 11, 2015 11:00 ET

MOD Pizza Builds on Commitment to High Quality Ingredients Through Partnership With King Arthur Flour Company

MOD Pizza Introduces New Non-GMO Pizza Dough Flour to Restaurants Nationwide

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2015) -  MOD Pizza, the pioneer of fast casual pizza, today announced it is building on its commitment to high quality, better-for-you ingredients through a partnership with King Arthur Flour Company, the nation's oldest flour company. MOD Pizza will now use King Arthur Flour in all pizza dough across the country. The flour is 100 percent American grown, non-GMO, and produced using the highest standards in the industry.

 "As we got to know King Arthur Flour, we were struck by how much we share in common, including our commitment to putting our people first and our shared passion for producing an inspired product," stated Scott Svenson, co-founder and CEO of MOD Pizza. "At MOD, we believe in transparency, and when it comes to our food we are committed to sourcing the very best ingredients while keeping the MOD experience affordable for families. It is important that our guests feel good about what they are eating, and we are always motivated by the fact that our kids eat here too!"

King Arthur Flour begins with the highest grade of wheat, which is selected specifically for its baking properties. Their flours are never bleached and never bromated, and have no unnecessary chemicals such as benzoyl peroxide, chlorine dioxide or potassium bromate. These strict standards create a consistent baking performance every time, making their flour the perfect choice as the foundation of MOD's pizza dough. Combined with MOD's carefully sourced ingredients -- many from smaller and specialized vendors from around the U.S. -- MOD is confident in their commitment to provide the very best product at a great price. 

"From the moment I learned about MOD Pizza, I knew immediately we would be great partners. Being 100 percent employee-owned, King Arthur Flour starts and ends with people, and together with MOD, we share the commitment to provide products and experiences of unparalleled quality," said Karen Colberg, co-CEO of King Arthur Flour. "We believe in bringing people together and building stronger communities through baking, which is exactly what MOD Pizza offers to every community it enters. We are proud to supply MOD Pizza with the very key ingredient for their dough -- the flour -- and know it will serve as a great foundation for outstanding pizza."

ABOUT MOD:
Seattle-based MOD Pizza is the pioneer of the fast casual made-to-order pizza segment, founded 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 and signature sauces, for one price. Pizzas are hand-cooked in an 800 degree oven in less than three 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.

With 83 locations in 12 states, MOD is committed to creating not just a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. The company has been recognized as one of the "Fastest Growing Private Companies in America" by Inc. Magazine, in addition to being ranked a "Fastest Growing Private Company" and one of "Washington's Best Work Places" by the Puget Sound Business Journal. MOD was also awarded the 2015 Community Impact Award by Seattle Business, the FEAT 2015 Outstanding Employer Award, and was nominated as the 2015 Large Private Employer of the Year Award by the Washington State Governor's Committee on Disability Issues. www.modpizza.com The MOD Difference Video

ABOUT KING ARTHUR FLOUR:
Headquartered in Norwich, Vermont, King Arthur Flour is celebrating its 225th Anniversary as America's oldest flour company and premier baking resource. The company offers ingredients, mixes, tools, recipes, educational opportunities, and inspiration to bakers everywhere. The company's high-quality flour is available in supermarkets nationwide and thousands of baking tools and free recipes can be found online at kingarthurflour.com. In addition to being 100% employee-owned, King Arthur Flour has been named as a "Best Place to Work" in Vermont from 2008-2015 and B Lab's "Best for Workers." As a founding and certified B (Beneficial) Corporation, the company maintains a commitment to its shareholders, community at large, and the environment. King Arthur Flour is a major sponsor of Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry, Cookies for Kids' Cancer, Whole Kids Foundation, and 1% for the Planet.