MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC (“MOD Pizza”, “MOD” or the “Company”), the purpose-led, people-first, fast casual pizza pioneer, today announced the appointment of Becky Mulligan to the role of Senior Vice President, Operations, effective immediately. A restaurant industry veteran, she brings to MOD over 25 years of experience at leading brands.
In her new role, Becky will oversee all aspects of operations across 420+ Company-owned-and-operated stores, focusing on continuous improvement of MOD’s operational execution and the development and support of field leadership teams, in order to deliver a consistently exceptional experience to the MOD Squad and customers. She will lead the Field Operations and Operations Excellence teams, as well as manage operational standards for the Company’s 80+ franchise locations. Becky will be based at the Company Support Center in Bellevue, Washington, reporting directly to Scott Svenson, MOD co-founder and CEO.
Becky joins MOD from AB Wellco, where she was Chief Executive Officer, overseeing three culinary brands (The Little Beet, Little Beet Table and Le Pain Quotidien US) currently comprised of 76 locations and three commercial kitchens. Prior to that, Becky spent 16 years at Starbucks Coffee Company excelling in local and regional leadership roles during periods of immense growth. While at Starbucks, she led several key initiatives including mobile order and pay, drive-through innovation, and delivery pilot programs. She also oversaw the Starbucks Mercato food program and created an employee development succession program for top field leaders.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Becky to the MOD team and are excited for her to bring her hands-on approach and impressive track record to our field leadership team,” said Scott Svenson, co-founder and CEO of MOD. “As a true servant leader, Becky will fit in perfectly with our people-first culture, as we double down on our commitment to develop our people in advance of significant growth ahead. We are still in the early chapters of the MOD journey, and Becky is the perfect leader to help us continue to improve our execution to ensure we continue to deliver on our mission to build a brand that helps make a positive social impact in the communities we serve.”
Added Mulligan, “It has been exciting to watch MOD’s incredible growth over the past several years, and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to contribute to the next chapter of this exciting journey. MOD has not only firmly established itself as the leader in the fast casual pizza category, but as a company committed to creating a truly inclusive workforce that always puts people first. The past 18 months have created dynamic shifts for the restaurant industry along with significant opportunities. I’m excited to help lead MOD towards its very bright future.”
MOD Pizza is the pioneer of fast casual pizza, with over 500 locations and 10,000+ Squad members throughout North America, with plans for continued store growth. The Company reported 2020 system-wide sales of $461 million – bolstered by a 275% increase in digital revenue over 2019.
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.