MOD Pizza announced Tuesday it would be launching a full line of customizable salads at all 490 units of the fast-casual pizza chain.
A lineup of four pre-designed salads — Caesar, Garden, Greek and Italian Chop — along with four newly-designed dressings — Caesar, Sherry Dijon, Greek Herb Tahini and Zesty Roma — will be added to the chain’s lineup.
“Our culinary team spent well over a year thoughtfully sourcing ingredients and tasting dozens of recipes to land just the right combination of flavors for our new salad menu,” said Mark Shambura, chief marketing officer for MOD Pizza.
“When we tested the salads in several of our key markets last year, the response from our customers was overwhelming, with 9 out of 10 saying they’d be likely to re-order one of our new salads. Best of all, our new offering remains true to our key value proposition – the salads are completely customizable and always one price for unlimited toppings. We think it’s unique to the salad category and the perfect complement to our delicious pizzas.”
The four salads will be added to the menu and prepared like the pizzas — right in front of the guest. Similar to the Seattle-based chain’s pizzas, customers can follow the designed meals on the menu or create their own salad from scratch.
As displayed on the menu, here are the new salads:
- Caesar: Crisp romaine hand-tossed with Caesar dressing topped with grated parmesan, shredded asiago cheese and fresh-diced tomato and finished with crunchy croutons.
- Garden: Tender mixed greens and crisp romaine hand-tossed with Sherry Dijon vinaigrette and topped with fresh-diced tomato and cucumber.
- Greek: Crisp romaine hand-tossed with Greek Herb & Tahini vinaigrette, topped with creamy feta cheese, fresh red onion, sliced black olives, sweet and zesty peppers, fresh diced tomato, cucumber, and tender chickpeas.
- Italian Chop: Fresh Arugula and crisp romaine hand-tossed with Zesty Roma Dressing, topped with creamy mozzarella, grated parmesan, sliced Salami, fresh red onion, sliced black olives, fresh diced green bell pepper, and chickpeas.
The dressings, which are also new to MOD, are Caesar: parmesan cheese, anchovy, red wine vinegar, soybean oil, garlic, lemon juice and white wine; Sherry Dijon: wine vinegar, soybean oil, whole grain mustard, garlic, shallots, tomato, a touch of salt, and seasoned with blue agave;
Greek Herb Tahini: prosecco wine vinegar, soybean and extra virgin olive oils, garlic, onion, shallots, tahini, seasoned with blue agave; and Zesty Roma: balsamic vinegar, soybean and extra virgin olive oils, lemon, garlic, shallots, tomato, chipotles in adobo and seasoned with blue agave.
All except the Caesar dressing are free of dairy, gluten or animal by-products.
To celebrate the launch, from May 3 through May 7, customers who purchase a salad using the MOD app or online will be entered to win a “Golden Fork,” which unlocks free salad for a year at the chain. There will be 100 winners.