• Becky Mulligan, the new senior vice president, operations, for MOD Pizza, is the former CEO of AB Wellco, where she oversaw three culinary brands.
  • She will supervise all aspects of operations for MOD’s 420-plus company-owned stores and report directly to CEO Scott Svenson.

Related: How MOD Pizza became one of the country’s fastest-growing restaurant chains

Restaurant veteran Becky Mulligan has been appointed senior vice president, operations for MOD Pizza, the Seattle-based, purpose-led pizza chain. Mulligan has more than 25 years of experience at leading brands.

In her new role, Mulligan will oversee all aspects of operations across MOD’s 420-plus company-owned-and-operated stores, focusing on continuous improvement of operational execution and the development and support of field leadership teams. She will lead the Field Operations and Operations Excellence teams and manage operational standards for the company’s 80-plus franchise locations. She will report directly to Scott Svenson, MOD’s co-founder and CEO.

Mulligan joins MOD from AB Wellco, where she was CEO, overseeing three culinary brands (The Little Beet, Little Beet Table and Le Pain Quotidien US) currently comprised of 76 locations and three commercial kitchens. Prior to that, she spent 16 years at Starbucks Coffee Company, excelling in local and regional leadership roles during periods of immense growth. While at Starbucks, she led several key initiatives, including mobile order and pay, drive-through innovation, and delivery pilot programs. She also oversaw the Starbucks Mercato food program and created an employee development succession program for top field leaders.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Becky to the MOD team and are excited for her to bring her hands-on approach and impressive track record to our field leadership team,” Svenson said. “As a true servant leader, Becky will fit in perfectly with our people-first culture, as we double down on our commitment to develop our people in advance of significant growth ahead. We are still in the early chapters of the MOD journey, and Becky is the perfect leader to help us continue to improve our execution to ensure we continue to deliver on our mission to build a brand that helps make a positive social impact in the communities we serve.”

Mulligan added, “It has been exciting to watch MOD’s incredible growth over the past several years, and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to contribute to the next chapter of this exciting journey. MOD has not only firmly established itself as the leader in the fast-casual pizza category but as a company committed to creating a truly inclusive workforce that always puts people first. The past 18 months have created dynamic shifts for the restaurant industry along with significant opportunities. I’m excited to help lead MOD towards its very bright future.”

MOD Pizza is a pioneer of fast-casual pizza, with over 500 locations and 10,000 Squad members throughout North America, with plans for continued store growth. The company reported 2020 system-wide sales of $461 million, bolstered by a 275% increase in digital revenue over 2019.

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