Scott, who works as MOD Pizza’s district manager for
Wisconsin, puts the sauce on a pizza that would be given
to staff of the chain’s new Oconomowoc franchise.
OCONOMOWOC — A growing
pizza chain that aims to provide a new and cutting-edge
feel to families despite its national presence has
officially brought its expansive list of toppings to the
city’s growing Pabst Farms area.
Krista Scott, who works as MOD Pizza’s district manager
for Wisconsin, said the company felt Oconomowoc was a
good spot to open another franchise location because the
community is so “family oriented.”
Oconomowoc doesn’t have a shortage of pizza offerings —
several businesses offer everything from casual sit-down
to grab-and-go. Despite the competition, Scott said MOD
Pizza fits because of its unique model.
Operating at 1676 Old School House Road, Suite 103, in a
2,600-square-foot store that boasts an energetic
ambiance, MOD Pizza puts customers in the driver’s seat
by allowing them to order individual- sized pizzas made
on demand with fresh-pressed dough and signature sauces.
Custom-made salads are also an option. There is a
selection of more than 30 featured toppings for
customizable pizzas, or people can choose from a set
Pizza has brought its fast casual chain, which allows
customers to customize pizza and salads using around 30
toppings, to 1676 Old School House Road.
six-inch “mini pizza” or side salad — probably a good
option for parents wanting to feed a young child, or
someone who wants something light — runs $4.87. An
11-inch pizza or entree salad costs $7.87, and an
11-inch pizza or family size salad costs $10.87. Having
trouble deciding between pizza or a salad? You can have
both by having a custom made salad placed atop a warm
asiago pizza crust for $9.87.
MOD Pizza classifies itself as fast causal because its
pizzas take less than 10 minutes to make, but can be
consumed in a shop that offers locally brewed craft beer
and a solid amount of seating.
Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
Katie Miller said she continuously hears that Oconomowoc
needs more restaurants and variety, and that MOD should
work well because it seems like an operation that a busy
person can fit into a tight schedule.
Oconomowoc Director of Economic Development Bob Duffy
said that as Oconomowoc continues to grow the interest
in eating establishments will only become stronger.
“Obviously MOD Pizza is fast casual (with a) close
proximity to a corporate park as well as access to I-94,” Duffy said of the business’s ability to thrive.
“Dillon James” is one of MOD Pizza’s nine “classic
pizzas.” It includes red sauce, garlic, fresh chopped
basil, mozzarella, tomatoes and asiago.
A company that likes
to give a chance
Scott said MOD Pizza attempts to localize all of its
stores by supporting local groups like schools and
homeless shelters through fundraising. It also strives
to give employment to people who Scott said might be
rejected by other businesses. For example, MOD Pizza
claims to not shy away from hiring a person looking to
put their criminal background behind them following
Scott said three of the employees who worked under her
at MOD ’s Fitchburg location were on work release. The
general manager of that Fitchburg location, she said,
had been incarcerated.
Though she said a few of MOD’s hires with criminal
backgrounds didn’t work out, it’s the ones that do turn
their lives around that prove the importance of the
“The success stories are the ones that hit your heart,”
MOD Pizza also makes an effort to hire more people with
special needs. If the needs of that person prevent them
from performing many of the more typical jobs, MOD will
try to find something with which they can succeed.
In September, MOD’s Public Relations Manager Charlotte
Wayte said the Oconomowoc franchise will eventually have
about 25 employees.
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