SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC (“MOD Pizza”, “MOD”, the “Company”) today announced the launch of Random Acts of MODness, a year-long campaign to grant wishes to individuals or organizations in need across the United States. To kick off the campaign, Grammy-nominated rapper and Atlanta-native, J.I.D surprised a young woman – who lost her job and health insurance and had her vehicle totaled during the pandemic – with a new car at MOD Pizza in Decatur, GA. Today, J.I.D will help MOD grant additional wishes via Twitter.
Beginning today at Noon ET on Twitter users anywhere in the United States simply need to tweet their wish or a wish for someone else to @MODPizza with the hashtag #RandomActsofMODness. MOD and J.I.D are looking for large or small ways to help – whether paying a utility bill, purchasing clothes for a job interview, providing a bus pass to get to work or a gift for a special birthday. Nothing is off limits and there are no strings attached. As the year continues, MOD will look for ways to fulfill more Random Acts of MODness on social media.
“It’s been a tough year and we know folks are struggling. So, I’m excited to partner with MOD to spread some love in our local communities. We all need a little help from time to time, so hit us up!” said J.I.D.
Added Ally Svenson, MOD’s co-founder and chief purpose officer, “We’re so inspired by the impact that a kind gesture can have on someone’s life and the ripple effect that this can create. We call it ‘Spreading MODness.’ J.I.D is helping us spread more MODness and positively impact more lives and for this we are so grateful!”
During the pandemic, MOD has reinforced its commitment to making an impact on the communities it serves. For example, MOD delivered 180,000 meals to kids and families impacted by COVID-19 and fighting food insecurity in partnership with Generosity Feeds and aided 46 local and regional food banks and backpack programs to help tackle hunger in local communities during the annual Spreading MODness week.
ABOUT MOD PIZZA
MOD Pizza is a purpose-led, people-first brand founded in Seattle in 2008 by serial entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson. MOD serves individual artisan-style pizzas and salads that are made on demand, allowing customers to create their own pizzas and salads with any combination of over 30 toppings, all for one incredible price. With 490+ locations system-wide*, MOD is committed to creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. MOD recently earned a spot on the Fortune 2019 “Change the World” list, for its purpose-led culture and commitment to provide opportunities to individuals with barriers to employment. The Company has also been named America’s fastest growing chain restaurant by Technomic for four years running and named the most loved pizza brand by Foodable Network. MOD has earned a spot on the Inc.5000 list and has been recognized by Fortune as one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Retail,” a “Best Workplace for Women,” a “Best Workplace for Millennials,” and a “Best Workplace for Diversity.” For more information, please visit www.modpizza.com or connect with the brand via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
*The term system-wide refers to all company-operated and licensed store locations.
The trademarks MOD, MOD Pizza, and the MOD Shield, are owned by MOD Super Fast Pizza, LLC.
Born and raised in East Atlanta, Grammy nominated J.I.D grew up on his parents’ collection of classic funk/soul LPs, and broke onto the scene with his 2015 EP, DiCaprio. The EP saw him collaborating with hip-hop duo EarthGang, whom he’d previously joined on a 2014 tour also including Bas and Ab-Soul. This is where he was spotted by J.Cole who promptly signed J.I.D to his Interscope Records venture, Dreamville Records.
Soon after signing to Dreamville, J.I.D made his major-label debut with the widely celebrated The Never Story (2017). The effort was closely followed by critically acclaimed album DiCaprio 2 (2018) which received major looks from Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR and more. In 2019, J.I.D continued his momentum as rap’s most exciting additions with stellar contributions on Dreamville’s Platinum certified compilation Revenge of the Dreamers III — a record that defied rap’s usual pension for collaborative albums and went on to debut #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts and received multiple GRAMMY nominations including “Best Rap Album” and “Best Rap Performance.”
A mainstay on the festival circuit, J.I.D has brought down arena level crowds at Lollapalooza, Laneway Festival and would have made his Coachella debut if not for the pandemic. Not much seems out of reach for this Atlanta native whose rise to superstardom seems almost imminent.