BIZNOTE: MOD Pizza closes West Seattle Junction location

Thanks to Lauren for the tip and photo. MOD Pizza has closed what was its first West Seattle location, on the east side of The Junction, in The Whittaker (4755 Fauntleroy Way SW). Its Westwood Village location remains open. The now-closed location opened in February 2018. Besides its employees and fans, another group will be affected by the closure – the many nonprofits, sports teams, etc. for which it’s held dine-out fundraisers. The Seattle-born chain closed more than two dozen stores earlier this year, according to reports.

41 Replies to "BIZNOTE: MOD Pizza closes West Seattle Junction location"

  • Junction Dweller May 30, 2024 (12:52 pm)

    Oh no! That’s a shock. I will miss going here to grab a quick bite. 

  • Derek May 30, 2024 (12:52 pm)

    Never saw anyone in here. We have too many good local pizza to need a Mod IMO

    • Jeremy Brewer May 30, 2024 (2:17 pm)

      That Mega make your own salad for 14 bucks or so is a steal, though.

    • Claudia Williams May 30, 2024 (3:30 pm)

      Speaking of IMO, finding it hard to classify Mod as “pizza”. More like tomato sauce on a cracker. Like I said, IMO. 

      • KD May 30, 2024 (4:26 pm)

        =🍕 ~ 🤣😄

      • Cara June 7, 2024 (10:52 am)

        I would love some suggestions on pizza because it’s been a struggle since I moved here from Chicago 5 years ago. More pizza wasn’t that bad at all compared to what I’ve tried 

    • Gaslit May 31, 2024 (6:45 am)

      You know Derek, with your near constant performative virtue signaling- I’d think you’d be more concerned about people losing their jobs and livelihood than the subjective quality of which pizza you prefer.

    • Pizza lover May 31, 2024 (8:23 pm)

      Every time we went in there were lots of people and lots of take out customers too. Rents here are too high. 

  • Jeepney May 30, 2024 (1:14 pm)

    Sad for the employees loosing their jobs, I always liked their simple and affordable pizza.

  • beanie May 30, 2024 (1:21 pm)

    Bummer, I liked their pizza!

  • ACG May 30, 2024 (1:29 pm)

    Oh no. I liked getting a quick pizza or salad there. Glad the Westwood Village location is still open. 

  • Gina May 30, 2024 (2:54 pm)

    During the high school lunch periods that place was busy!

  • Sue H May 30, 2024 (4:38 pm)

    I’m really sorry to hear that. I’m surprised with all those apartments right there that they couldn’t manage to stay open. I would go there occasionally for curbside pickup. Does anyone know if Westwood village location does curbside? I’ve never been to that one.

    • Bill May 30, 2024 (7:17 pm)

      I’m pretty sure the Westwood location has “curbside” pickup (in their parking lot)—they certainly used to. 

  • Yeatopizza May 30, 2024 (4:54 pm)

    Bummer! I love pizza and have no issue with the number of pizza places as they’re all different kinds. I liked MOD a quick meal. I do wish we could get an Evergreens or similar over here, and that would be a great spot for the apartments and junction lunch crowd. Could probably use some of the existing assembly line layout too

  • Grilled Cheese May 30, 2024 (5:56 pm)

    Mod used to be way better. They changed the recipe to cut corners and now the pizza stinks. Besides Moto pizza is a block away and taste a thousand times better. 

    • Tim May 30, 2024 (7:26 pm)

      Moto is overrated.  It’s decent, but there’s better. 

  • I love pizza 🍕 May 30, 2024 (7:56 pm)

    Said it before, I will say it again: Peel and Press. Really tasty and consistently good pizza, I strongly encourage you to try it if you have not already. 

  • Local May 30, 2024 (8:00 pm)

    I’m not surprised. The service at this location was always incredibly bad.

  • Robert Schmidt May 30, 2024 (8:33 pm)

    It might be worth the drive to try a Pizza Gallery Masterpiece. 

    • Canton May 30, 2024 (11:16 pm)

      Yes sir. Excellent pie consistently. They even deliver to south WS. The specialty butcher pie has almost every protein on the menu. The taco one is good too, if one can finish it that same day.

  • Cats4ever May 30, 2024 (8:43 pm)

    I stopped going to Mod when they stopped offering ricotta as a topping. Still a bummer to see a business close.

  • RODNEY FORKNER May 30, 2024 (8:56 pm)

    MOD a a fantastic pizza because of this time of inflation.Where one could build a pizza with what you pick not what DOMINO’S,   and PAPPA JOHN the others ,tell you.  Salads were the same bargin too.THE ONLY ONE WHO LOOES  IS US THE CUSTOMER. THE OTHER PIZZA  GIANTS FILL THEIR POCKETS &BOARD.

  • Eric Hanson May 30, 2024 (10:00 pm)

    These is terrible news.  It’s my favorite restaurant and we could walk there from our new house. The manager was super nice, friendly and helpful. Loved their pizza and had a million good times there. Big loss for me. 

  • Ty May 30, 2024 (10:07 pm)

    I saw a ton of pizza boxes in the recycling and all their kitchen stuff in the dumpster. Now it makes sense. What a collosal waste. I hope something better goes in there. 

    • WiseWoman June 2, 2024 (11:47 am)

      Yes companies instruct what to trash. Specifically anything with a logo. Trust me this was immediately rectified and salvaged by the Whitakker Maintenance Team. We strive to save the planet. A reminder to all take care of your stuff and to those in power, seek alternatives and give more time are three things that can help do this, and make the planet less wasteful. 

  • Pizza fan May 30, 2024 (10:57 pm)

    Mod is incredibly good to local nonprofits and I think has great, affordable pizza. It’s a shame they are having to close up shop- some parts of WS are so expensive.. 

  • Fleetfeet May 30, 2024 (11:00 pm)

    Oh man it would be the perfect place for a smoothie, green juice, acai bowl place! 

  • GT May 30, 2024 (11:05 pm)

    Great Green Society on Pike was my fav near REI when you could park around there. 

  • Brad Garf May 31, 2024 (8:53 am)

    Oddly never had their pizza, but I loved their salads. One of the better places to get one in my immediate, walkable area. :/

  • JC May 31, 2024 (10:05 am)

    What?? I was just there a week ago and I think they have good pizza at a reasonable price. I wonder why the abrupt closure with no notice.

  • Eve B May 31, 2024 (10:08 am)

    Pizza and donuts everywhere! I’d murder for an EVERGREEN Salad place in West Seattle. Eat your veggies!

    • Ty June 1, 2024 (9:11 am)

      They literally sold salads at Mod 🙄

  • Courtney F May 31, 2024 (11:33 am)

    Never felt like we needed 2 Mods here anyway (Westwood Village). In with the new!

  • Steve June 1, 2024 (8:50 am)

    If you’re lucky it will eventually become a Jollibee, like over here in Columbia City.

    • Ken June 2, 2024 (9:43 am)

      A Jollibee would be awesome! They’re rapidly expanding in the U.S. so, I suppose there’s a slim chance. 

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy June 1, 2024 (9:43 am)

    I vote for fast casual Indian, non-national chain taqueria, or salad place.

    • K June 2, 2024 (9:20 am)

      There’s a Roll Pod in White Center.

  • LyndaB June 2, 2024 (9:02 am)

    Well, this explains why we saw people tinkering with the sign.  They were taking it down then!

  • WiseWoman June 2, 2024 (11:37 am)

    Their last day making pizza was Wednesday. They had EE meeting Thursday to notify EE’s of the closing. Management transferred some stuff to other locations. Sales were down at this location. We all know rents are high. I heard EE’s were transferred. I really hope so!! That is a relief bc they knew something seemed off. Nice friendly crew of helpful EE’s here. The EE’s are assets to any company. Sad it is gone. They should’ve announced and had great ending sales at least. Another sad loss for WS. 

  • Bucktoothbilly June 2, 2024 (3:48 pm)

    They should close McDonald’s! Mod pizza has weird premade crust that takes no skill to actually make. Americans are smart yet the machine made products has dumbed people down enough to make them lazy and not care about business or having a job at mod let alone buying into the business as a customer. The pursuit of a perfect business model is why this failed. people want healthy delicious wholesome food, pizza for lunch is junkfood that isn’t necessarily a top choice for hard working individuals who are self respecting healthy adults. And at dinner time nobody is reaching for mod.  

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