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DBMC development deal expands MOD Pizza to Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee

Franchise partner to develop 30 new units over seven years

MOD Pizza will enter three new markets, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee, as a result of a new 30-store development agreement with DBMC Restaurants, LLC. The franchise partner will expand the MOD concept in central Alabama, southern Louisiana, southern and central Mississippi, and Nashville, Tennessee over the next seven years.

“There’s no doubt this year has been extremely challenging,” said Scott Svenson, co-founder and chief executive, MOD Pizza. “As we enter 2021, we’re full of confidence in our plan for continued growth across all of our markets, and our ongoing commitment to be a force for good in the communities we serve. Our optimism is very much due to the incredible people that have joined us on this journey, and we’re grateful to team up with DBMC.”

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DBMC will most likely open the first store as part of this deal in its home state of Louisiana in 2021.

The multi-concept operator’s portfolio also includes the Santa Fe Cattle Company and Cody’s Original Roadhouse steakhouse chains, operating in the South and Southeast. DBMC also operates Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, a sports-themed concept and is one of the concept’s largest franchisees.

“MOD’s commitment to being the leader in the fast casual pizza category, coupled with a strong focus on their people and the communities they serve, has impressed us as we’ve watched their growth,” said Jason Gisclair, DBMC president and COO. “We look forward to bringing jobs and opportunity to new communities over the next several years.”

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MOD Pizza operates more than 480 restaurants, featuring personalized, artisanal-style pizzas. The leadership team of the fast-casual pizza chain includes executives with past experience at Starbucks, Panera Bread and Chipotle.

Photo credit: MOD Pizza (featured preview image)

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