The Seals Go MOD

Our swim team, The Lafayette Seals, had another fundraiser last night. This time we went to MOD Pizza, in Lafayette, Colorado. Larry and I and our friend Priscilla all showed up to support the team around 6:30 PM. Some of Seals were there, with more showing up while we were dining, and I know many had shown up before us. It was fun to see so many of my Seals out dining for the team.

MOD is the original superfast pizza experience – a pioneering fast-casual concept that puts you in the driver’s seat. Artisan-style pizzas and salads are individually sized, made on demand, and ready in just minutes. Choose from over 30 toppings – the price stays the same no matter what you pick. At its heart, however, MOD is a platform for doing good. The idea? If we take care of our employees, they’ll take care of you, and our business will take care of itself. We call it Spreading MODness, and after opening stores across the U.S., we think it’s working. MOD employees are lovingly referred to as the MOD Squad. By putting people first, [the MOD Squad] strives to be a force for positive change in their lives and the communities they serve. From above-industry pay and benefits, to hiring people with disabilities and those in need of a second chance – our ethos is deeply rooted in acceptance, opportunity and development. The result? An amazing spirit of individuality, teamwork and service has emerged. It’s our culture of doing good – and it’s catching on.

MOD Pizza was founded in 2008 by husband and wife, Scott and Ally Svenson, in their hometown of Seattle. Inspired by their own search for quick, affordable, wholesome restaurant options for their growing family, they started to wonder if there were a better way of doing pizza – and business. The last thing the world needed was another pizza place, but maybe this one could be different. What if everyone could get exactly what they wanted, made fresh on demand, for as little as possible? And what if employees were paid as much as possible and given real opportunities for growth, even second chances? It all started sounding pretty great, and soon Scott and Ally were opening the first MOD Pizza in downtown Seattle.

MOD Pizza was started in Seattle, but today, there are MOD Pizza Restaurants popping up all over the United States. The Denver Metro area is lucky enough to have a few MOD Pizza Restaurants scattered around as well. I have been to a couple, and they pizzas are so fresh and delicious. And they are made to order too. Aside from pizza, MOD also offers a variety of healthy and tasty salad options as well. The pizzas are cooked in a wood fired oven.

Food authenticity is a huge deal with [them] – where it comes from, how it’s prepared – and of course, how it tastes. From pressing [the] dough daily to roasting vegetables – [MOD has] made it a priority to keep [their] food true. [They are] also mindful of animal ethics, environmental impact, and working with food partners that share [their] commitment to quality. If [they] wouldn’t serve it to [their] kids, [they] won’t serve it to you. It’s that simple

Larry and I ordered a Jasper pizza, that was loaded with spicy chicken and sausage with a red sauce. We also shared a large “Italian Chop” salad with Priscilla too, which was loaded with romaine, arugula, mozzarella, parmesan, salami, red onions, black olives, chickpeas, green bell peppers, zesty roma dressing.

Priscilla ordered a different kind of pizza. She ordered the Lucy Sunshine pizza, which was topped with mozzarella, parmesan, artichokes, garlic, dollops of red sauce. As you can see, they also offer different kinds of crusts to. There is a little something for everyone at MOD Pizza.

Not only was everything delicious, but we were helping support the team as well. So it was a win/win for everyone. Good food for a good cause!

Thank you so much MOD Pizza for helping support our swim team, The Lafayette Seals. Your support means so much to us. Everyone had a great time and everyone said the pizza was amazing. You made a lot of hungry swimmers and their families, as well as the coaches, very happy indeed.

The MOD Pizza in Lafayette, is located at 1137 Diamond Circle, Suite 400Lafayette, CO 80026. You can call them and place your order ahead of time at (720) 502-3486 if you like, and it will be ready for you when you come to either pick it up or enjoy it at the restaurant. Either way, you are going to be in for a fabulous and healthy pizza treat.

Stay cool, stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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