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Losses mount at MOD Pizza as chain bids to establish UK footprint

Losses mount at MOD Pizza as chain bids to establish UK footprint

Directors of MOD Pizza UK insist like-for-like revenue growth remains their key performance indicator despite racking up losses of £11m linked to getting the business established. The chain was incorporated midway through 2015 and did £640,000 in turnover during 2016. Last year its revenue increased to £3.7m as it ended the period with five restaurants,

POWER LIST 2017, MARKET MOVERS: John Nelson, Managing Director, MOD Pizza

As one of the fastest growing food concepts in the US, MOD Pizza is now bidding to “disrupt” the UK pizza scene with its ‘super fast’ pizza experience. Customers can build their own individual, artisan-style pizza or salad using fresh-pressed dough and a choice of 34 toppings, and regardless of how many toppings they choose,

Azzurri, Prezzo and CDG tipped to lead market consolidation

Overseas investors could be tempted to dip their toe into the UK foodservice market over the next six to 12 months, while the country’s biggest chains may look upon acquisition as their quickest route to growth, analysts have suggested. Despite challenging market conditions, continued private equity interest in “differentiated, scalable concepts” is expected to attract

MOD Pizza incurs £5m loss getting UK operation off the ground

MOD Pizza made a loss of £5.02m starting up its UK business last year, it annual accounts reveal. The US-based pizza giant reported pre-opening numbers to 25 December 2016, which do not include any revenue but outline the extent of the initial investment needed to make the business viable. The UK operation, which is part-owned

Pizza oven supplier to the chains offers dough and menu consultancy

Commercial pizza oven supplier Gozney Ovens is offering comprehensive dough and menu development support to new pizzerias and restaurants. The company, which provides wood and gas ovens for chains such as MOD pizza and Franco Manca, will provide customised dough consultations and training to start-up and existing customers looking for assistance in beginning or improving

SPECIAL REPORT: How MOD plans to disrupt pizza market with its superfast kitchen model

You only have to look at the number of pizza concepts springing up in high streets and suburbs around the country to know that it’s one of the most dynamic sectors of the market right now. On the one hand that means both incumbents and new entrants are facing fierce competition, but on the other

Latest issue of FEJ now online and free to download as a digital edition

The December issue of Foodservice Equipment Journal is now online and available to read as a free digital edition. This month’s edition, which can be downloaded HERE, is packed with the latest insight and comment on foodservice equipment trends and operator innovation – including the much-anticipated results of this year’s ‘Equipment of the Year’. Operators

EXCLUSIVE: MOD chain uses UK oven supplier to overcome import challenges

American fast casual pizza chain MOD will unveil its flagship site in Leicester Square, London this week and it has a Dorset-based catering equipment supplier to thank for the workhouse oven at the heart of its kitchen. Gozney Ovens, which is located in Christchurch, has supplied ovens to the initial five restaurants that MOD has

Pizza chain backed by telecoms tycoon reveals UK flagship

MOD – the US fast casual pizza brand whose UK business is backed by Carphone Warehouse founder Sir Charles Dunstone – is on track to have five locations operating by year-end, including a flagship site in the West End of London. The company confirmed today that it has secured units in Newcastle and Nottingham, as