MOD Pizza set to Spread its "MODness" in Florida

MOD Pizza set to Spread its "MODness" in Florida

At least, that’s the plan by the brand’s exclusive Florida franchisee— BBX Capital.

Next week, the Seattle-based brand will be opening its first store in Miami-Dade County and fourth Florida store, overall. BBX Capital has already opened stores in Parkland, Coral Springs, and Jacksonville.

This new location will be in Kendall’s The Palms at Town & Country, a Mediterranean-themed, open-air shopping center.

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Why Pizza is the Next Fast-Casual Segment Primed for Growth

Why Pizza is the Next Fast-Casual Segment Primed for Growth

By Technomic's Darren Tristano, Foodable Industry Expert

With more than 62,000 units and $35 billion in sales annually in the U.S., is limited-service pizza a growth segment? What about the full-service pizzeria chains and independents? It may not be about the pizza. It may be more about the speed of service, convenience and the freshness of the pizza. Following the proliferation of better burgers and better sandwiches, now comes better pizza.

Before jumping to conclusions, it might be best to define fast-casual pizza, consider the pros and cons and, ultimately, get a better idea of what is driving this trend and where it may be headed.

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