The guy making your Mod pizza may once have been serving time

That guy sprinkling the anchovies on your Mod Pizza might be a two-time loser and ex-con, but that’s part of the business plan at the 150-store, fast-casual restaurant chain. “The idea of second chances…is a byproduct of the commitment we made early on to use the business as a platform to make a positive social impact,” said Mod founder and president Scott Svenson.