New ‘made to order’ pizza restaurant to open in Nottingham’s Long Row

Up to 12 jobs will be created when new ‘fast casual’ pizza restaurant MOD opens in Long Row in November.

MOD’s individual pizzas and salads are made on demand with fresh-pressed dough and sauces, allowing customers to create their own pizzas and salads with whatever toppings they want.

The restaurant will fill the vacant spot left by footwear retailer Schuh which has moved to Clumber Street.

Linsay Miller, head of estates at Schuh said: “We have moved as it was the end of our lease at Long Row and we needed a larger premises so we could incorporate our kids department into the new store.”

Customers at MOD can create their own pizza with unlimited toppings.

A spokeswoman for MOD Pizza said: “Nottingham has a strong community presence and MOD Pizza believe that their vibe attracts their tribe.

MOD Pizza do things differently, just like the MOD culture did too.

“They believe in second chances and giving jobs to people who wouldn’t normally get a job like convicts and the long term unemployed.

“The best thing about coming to Nottingham is knowing that who they employ, can pay their bills, feed their family and grow.”

It is the latest of several fast food restaurants to open in the area following the opening of American burger chain Five Guys last year.

Jeff Allen, chairman of the Nottingham Business Improvement District said: “We welcome MOD Pizza opening in the city. With this being only their third venue in the UK, it shows that they recognise Nottingham has thriving food and drink scene.

Up to 12 jobs will be created when the restaurant opens.

“It will create even more choice for diners as well as creating new job opportunities.”

MOD, or Made on Demand, was founded in Seattle in America in 2008 by entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson.

It can now be found in more than 125 locations across 16 states.

It is only the third restaurant in the chain to open in the UK with the other two in Leeds and Brighton.