Growth Chains: MOD Pizza

Growth Chains: MOD Pizza

Seattle-based concept brings Chipotle assembly model to pizza segment


Ally and Scott Svenson may be relatively new to the pizza business, but they are hardly neophytes when it comes to growing restaurant concepts into multimillion-dollar enterprises — they’ve done it twice before.


The duo founded Seattle Coffee Co. as expats living in the United Kingdom in 1995 and grew the chain to 75 stores in less than three years. In 1998 Starbucks Coffee bought the Svensons out for more than $85 million.


In 1999 the Svensons helped London-based

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