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Live Oak — MOD Pizza, a new artisan-style Live Oak pizzeria, emphasizes fresh ingredients and modern customer service – as the name implies.

“Who doesn’t love pizza?  But, what is great about MOD is that you can get exactly what you want – and for no extra charge,” said marketing manager Charlotte Wayte.

The restaurant opened in January at 8134 Agora Parkway, Suite 250 in The Forum at Olympia Parkway. Its first location opened in October at 22026 U.S. 281 North, Suite 105 and a second debuted in December at 5230 De Zavala Road in Fiesta Trails, both in San Antonio.

Individualized, custom-made pies are assembled in front of patrons using fresh dough, signature sauces and a choice of 30-plus toppings.

The eatery boasts ready-in-minutes pizzas from 800-degree ovens.

Salads, hand-tossed to order, are available, too.

“Food authenticity is a huge deal with us – where it comes from, how it’s prepared – and, of course, how it tastes. From hand-pressing our dough daily, to roasting our own vegetables, to banning the bad stuff – we’ve made it a priority to keep our food true,” Wayte said.

According to online accounts, MOD stands for “Made on Demand,” which embodies the company’s philosophy to pile on the ingredients at no extra price.

In 2008, Scott Svenson and his wife, Ally, founded MOD Pizza in Seattle. They built and sold two other retail brands, Seattle Coffee Co. in London, which Starbucks eventually bought, and Carluccio’s, an Italian-deli concept also in the United Kingdom.

Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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