Fashion influencer Olivia Culpo (right), a celebrity spokesperson for Best Buddies International, visits with MOD Pizza employee Carmen Houston-Ludlam.

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MOD Pizza Adds Values to Its New Value Menu

When customers order from MOD's Value(s) menu, they will be supporting nonprofits that create positive change in hundreds of communities.

  • As a purpose-driven company with a social mission, MOD Pizza has created a Value(s) Menu that lets customers support nonprofit organizations with every purchase.
  • MOD’s first Value(s) Menu partner is Best Buddies International, an organization dedicated to helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Everyone likes a good deal on pizza, but MOD Pizza has incorporated values into its value menu, allowing customers to make a positive impact while enjoying their favorite MOD menu items.

MOD Pizza, a purpose-driven, Seattle-based chain with 500-plus stores across 29 U.S. states and Canada, debuted its new Value(s) Menu on May 17. When customers order from the menu, they will be supporting a non-profit that’s helping to make meaningful change in the hundreds of communities MOD serves. The Value(s) Menu will be a permanent addition to MOD’s menu and is meant to celebrate the positive impact that can be made when like-minded organizations partner around their shared values.

MOD’s inaugural Value(s) Menu partner—now through August 22—is Best Buddies International, the world’s largest organization dedicated to helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). MOD plans to donate $500,000 to Best Buddies to help support their mission of inclusion through programs that support integrated employment, one-to-one friendships, leadership development and inclusive living communities.

There are two ways customers can make a difference when they order from MOD’s Value(s) Menu:

  •  Value(s) Meal: When they purchase a Value(s) Meal—any MOD-sized pizza or salad and a 24-ounce beverage—MOD will donate 50 cents to Best Buddies.
  • Side of MODness: Customers can add a “Side of MODness” to any order and make their own 50-cent donation to Best Buddies.

“MOD exists to serve people in order to contribute to a world that works for and includes everyone,” said Ally Svenson, co-founder and protector of the purpose for MOD Pizza. “Our Value(s) Menu is one more way for us to deepen the impact we can make in our communities and help organizations that are doing such incredible and important work.”

“Over the years, we’ve seen the power of strategic partnership, especially when it’s built on shared values—which has certainly been the case with Best Buddies” Svenson added. “A shared commitment to inclusion, belonging and opportunity has been our focus with Best Buddies for years. We’re thrilled that our customers can join in this work by simply enjoying a meal at MOD!”

MOD and Best Buddies forged their partnership in 2019 to create meaningful employment and career development opportunities for individuals with IDD. MOD currently employs nearly 300 individuals with IDD.

“Best Buddies is incredibly grateful to partner with MOD Pizza in support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD),” said Anthony Kennedy Shriver, chairman, founder and CEO of Best Buddies International. “MOD’s commitment to hiring people with IDD is truly exemplary, and our shared values of acceptance, inclusion and belonging allows people with IDD to thrive and live full, productive lives. This new fundraising campaign further solidifies MOD’s commitment to our cause.”