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MOD Pizza Opens in Ballard; Hires Employees "With RAP Sheets"

Details on the new flagship store and the company's hiring practices.

Mod's Irvine Location
Mod's Irvine Location

NW Seattleites can now eat "Made On Demand" pizza without driving to the Seattle Center or the U-District. MOD's new Ballard flagship in the former Ivar's location is now open on 15th Ave. The outpost includes beer on tap, a "huge" pizza oven that burns at 800 degrees, and outdoor seating.

It's a busy week for the six-year-old, Seattle-based pizza chain that secured $15M in funding last May. Just this week, the company launched a store in Kent and opened its second location in Houston. MOD has plans to expand into more states, including North Carolina and Idaho.

KING 5 just ran a feature on the company's decision to hire "convicted felons" because it "has no fear of welcoming those with RAP sheets." Watch a segment highlighting the positive experiences of some of the dozens of employees given "a second chance" as MOD employees.