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MOD Pizza Launches New Plant-Based Italian Sausage

August 27, 2021 GMT
MOD will add its plant-based Italian sausage, developed exclusively with Plantly, to the menu across all 500+ stores on August 31st. (Photo: Business Wire)
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MOD will add its plant-based Italian sausage, developed exclusively with Plantly, to the menu across all 500+ stores on August 31st. (Photo: Business Wire)
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MOD will add its plant-based Italian sausage, developed exclusively with Plantly, to the menu across all 500+ stores on August 31st. (Photo: Business Wire)

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 27, 2021--

MOD Super-Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC (“MOD Pizza”, “MOD” or the “Company”), the purpose-led people-first, fast casual pizza brand, today announced its latest menu innovation, plant-based Italian Sausage, which rolls out across all 500+ MOD locations on Tuesday, August 31 st. The new plant-based protein is made from non-GMO pea protein and will be a permanent fixture as a MOD topping; customers can add the protein to any pizza or salad, along with any combination of toppings - all for one flat price.

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MOD will add its plant-based Italian sausage, developed exclusively with Plantly, to the menu across all 500+ stores on August 31st. (Photo: Business Wire)

Developed exclusively with Plantly - a chef-created, plant-based food and beverage brand - the plant-based sausage is a classic spiced Italian-style crumble made with only real, high-quality ingredients including U.S. grown non-GMO pea protein, filtered water, expeller-pressed canola oil, and seasoned with fennel, oregano, and thyme. With 12 grams of protein per serving, the plant-based sausage contains no artificial ingredients, fillers, sweeteners, preservatives, flavors, or colorings, and is vegan, gluten-friendly and soy free - offering flexitarian customers a delicious and craveable meatless version of one of MOD’s most popular topping.

“We’ve spent the past two years methodically testing plant-based proteins and simply put, we found Plantly’s Italian plant-based sausage to be completely craveable and far superior in both taste and quality - and were immediately drawn to the real ingredient list,” said Mark Shambura, Chief Marketing Officer of MOD. “We’re excited to bring our customers a product that is not only delicious, but an easy swap or add, if they want to go meatless or simply have more flexible choices.”

Try it for FREE!

To welcome its newest menu topping, MOD is celebrating with “Plant Your Pizza Day” on August 31 st with a special “Plant One, Get One” offer. To take advantage of this one-day offer, customers simply need to order in-restaurant with a friend - and when one goes meatless with MOD’s new plant-based protein, the other pizza is free!

Try it on the Willow – Limited Time Seasonal Pizza

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The Willow, a limited edition “Flash MOD”, features MOD’s new plant-based Italian sausage on a creamy garlic parmesan sauce base, and topped with shredded asiago cheese, fresh creamy ricotta, sliced mushrooms - baked and then finished with peppery fresh arugula and a drizzle of smokey, rich, Romesco sauce.

The Willow is also available as a vegan option, featuring MOD’s new plant-based Italian sausage on an extra virgin olive oil base with chopped garlic, dairy-free cheese, roasted red peppers, sliced mushrooms – baked and then finished with peppery fresh arugula and a drizzle of smokey, rich, Romesco sauce. The new plant-based Italian sausage is the latest addition to MOD’s current vegan options, including their signature red sauce, regular and gluten-free crusts, and dairy-free cheese. Full allergen information can be found at https://modpizza.com/allergen/.

The Willow is available through early November 2021.

ABOUT MOD PIZZA

MOD Pizza is a purpose-led, people-first brand founded in Seattle in 2008 by serial entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson. MOD serves individual artisan-style pizzas and salads that are made on demand, allowing customers to create their own pizzas and salads with any combination of over 30 toppings, all for one incredible price. With 500 locations system-wide**, MOD is committed to creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. MOD recently earned a spot on the Fortune 2019 “Change the World” list, for its purpose-led culture and commitment to provide opportunities to individuals with barriers to employment. The Company has also been named America’s fastest growing chain restaurant by Technomic for four years running and named the most loved pizza brand by Foodable Network. MOD has earned a spot on the Inc.5000 list and has been 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 www.modpizza.com or connect with the brand via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

*The term “system-wide” refers to all company-operated and licensed store locations. The trademarks MOD, MOD Pizza, and the MOD Shield, are owned by MOD Super Fast Pizza, LLC.

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SOURCE: MOD Super-Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC

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