This news outlet has emailed a spokeswoman for the Seattle-based MOD Pizza regarding the closure and will update this story with any new information.
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MOD Pizza is the second fast-bake, custom-order pizza chain to close a location in the Dayton area, following the closure of the Dayton area’s only PizzaFire restaurant in January 2018.
Both Seattle-based MOD Pizza and Cleveland-based PizzaFire operate in the fast-casual, quick-bake niche in the pizza market, a specialty market dominated locally by Rapid Fired Pizza, a fast-growing chain of quick-serve pizza restaurants that was founded in Kettering. Rapid Fired has opened more than a dozen locations in the Dayton area in the last few years.
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MOD — an acronym that stands for “made on demand” — was founded in 2008 by Scott and Ally Svenson, the husband-and-wife team that previously founded Seattle Coffee Co., a United Kingdom operation that was subsequently sold to Starbucks.