First MOD Pizza to Open in Michigan


LIVONIA—Team Schostak Family Restaurants will open the first Michigan MOD Pizza restaurant on Monday in Livonia, with plans to open 25 additional restaurants in the state in the next five years. A second MOD Pizza location in Northville is expected to open in late August.

“MOD Pizza is the next evolution of the Team Schostak Family Restaurants brand and we are proud to open our first location right here in our hometown,” says  SFR Brand Leader of MOD Pizza Jake Schostak.

In celebration of the brand’s official launch, the restaurant will host an all-day “Pay What You Want” fundraiser starting at 11 a.m. and running through dinner service at its Livonia restaurant, located at 13229 Middle Belt Rd. During the day, guests will be able to pay an amount of their choosing for their meal, with all proceeds benefiting the Livonia Public Schools Education Foundation to aid the organization on its mission to provide financial support to the district for innovative programs and service.

In addition to the fundraiser, Detroit Piston’s mascot, Hooper, will be on-site to help the “MOD Squad” kickoff its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony, and MOD Pizza will be hosting raffles throughout the day with prizes to include MOD Pizza merchandise, two bicycles and a chance to win a free pizza per week for a year.

MOD’s individual artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, using fresh-pressed dough and signature sauces. Customers can create their own pizzas and salads, using any combination of over 30 featured toppings, or they can choose from a menu of MOD classics. Pizzas and salads are the same price regardless of the number of toppings. Pizzas are hand-cooked in an 800 degree oven in less than three minutes and salads are hand-tossed in front of the customer. MOD also serves local craft beers, wine, handspun milkshakes along with house-made lemonades and iced teas.