CHAMBERSBURG — A second restaurant that fires up made-to-order pizza in minutes is being built within easy access of Interstate 81 Exit 17.
MOD Pizza plans to open a shop between the Red Robin restaurant and the Target store, according to Borough Manager Jeffrey Stonehill.
MOD Pizza, 917 Norland Ave., will open less than a half mile from competitor Pie Five, 580 Walker Road.
Competition in this emerging fast food market is not the full-sized pizza war of Pizza Hut and Papa John’s.
MOD and Pie Five offer quick, personal-sized pizzas. Customers build their own artisan pizzas, similar to the way they order hoagie sandwiches at Subway. The pizzas are fired in high-temperature ovens.
MOD Pizza shops also offer milkshakes, made-to-order salads, lemonade, iced tea and sodas.
The Pie Five menu includes salads made to order, bread sticks and cookie pies.
Seattle-based MOD Pizza claims to be the original super fast pizza experience. Scott and Ally Svenson established MOD Pizza in 2008 in Seattle, Washington. The couple previously founded Seattle Coffee Company, which was sold to Starbucks in 1998. MOD stands for “made on demand.”
MOD uses the business as a platform for creating positive social change, according to a company press release. The company offers above-industry pay and benefits and hires people with special needs. MOD has supported food banks and groups helping youth and families at risk.
MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings LLC reported in March that it added 100 locations during 2016, including first-time spots in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Wisconsin and the United Kingdom. It had commitments from nine franchisees to open 247 stores….