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Modern Market. New name. Same food.

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Big news today at Modmarket.  We have decided to shake things up a bit and change our name to Modern Market.  Why you ask?  We got entangled in a trademark dispute and when things settled out, changing our name was the best path forward.

The good news is that when asked what Modmarket meant, our response has always been “modern market”, so this is more of an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary change.  And the bad news…we can’t think of any.  We are still the same company serving healthy, delicious food made from amazing ingredients.  All that really changes are some signs and t-shirts for our team.

The whole transition should be complete within the next few months. We’re also planning an official Refresh Party for each location when it’s time to replace the big exterior sign. So stay tuned for details on that.

Win a Modmarket Pizza Party

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We missed National Pizza Day last week, but that’s alright because we’re going to celebrate today. Come in to your local Modmarket today and say “Pie Me” to get 25% off any pizza with the purchase of a beverage*.


In honor of pizza we’ve also decided to throw a pizza party for one random Modmarket customer and four of their friends. All you have to do is share a photo of your beloved Modmarket pizza on Nov. 17th and you’ll be entered to win. So easy.


*Not valid with phone, catering or online orders, or with other offers and discounts. Sorry this is so confusing.

Times (and Tastes) are Changing

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We’ve noticed a lot of talk in the news this week about people veering away from packaged, processed goods and how big food brands are reacting to society’s changing tastes. Naturally, we were super excited to share the latest reports with all of you.  

In a recent article by The New York Times, we found some great examples of the shifting attitude towards the food we eat. Soda sales are down 25 percent since 1998, packaged cereals are down more than  25 percent since 2000, and frozen dinner sales are down 12 percent since 2007. While the desire for center-of-store packaged goods is declining, sales of fresh foods found along the perimeters of the store have grown nearly 30 percent since 2009.

Many of these big food brands have been working relentlessly to adhere to these new expectations. In this recent report from NPR, we learned that Campbell’s Soup is working to simplify their chicken soup by cutting their list of ingredients from 25 down to just 10. Now we’re really hoping that Nabisco will follow suit and clean up the recipe for Oreo cookies.

“We always said the ingredients in Modmarket meals would come from the perimeter rather than the interior of the grocery store,” explains Anthony Pigliacampo, Modmarket co-founder. “We couldn’t be more excited to see these large food companies joining the new movement toward cleaner and fresher ingredients.”

At the end of the day what really matters is when you put good things in your body, you feel better. It’s that simple.

The Other Side of the Counter: Interview with Rob Bush

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Have you ever wondered about the person who handcrafted your go-to Basil Chicken Sandwich?  Chances are if you have eaten at our Boulder, Colo. location recently, that person is Rob Bush.  Here at Modmarket, we want to introduce you to the interesting people behind your Super Food Salad or perhaps the Bacon Corn Pizza you love so much.    

With a shock of bluish-green hair and tattoo sleeve, it is hard to miss Rob in the flurry of the Modmarket Boulder team during a busy lunch or dinner service.  On any given day, you may see him ringing in orders or manning food prep. Restaurant head coach Jeff Milligan picked Rob to kick off this new blog series interviewing the community of people who are the heart and soul of Modmarket.

Without further ado, please enjoy our interview with Rob.  

When did you start at Modmarket?

March 2015.

Where are you from?  


What Modmarket menu item fits your personality?

The Basil Chicken Sandwich.  It is well put together.  A serious but fun option.  

I often observe team members eating highly customized Modmarket meals. Tell me about the menu item(s) to which you like to add a personal touch?

Before we made the switch to Polidori Sausage, I would add breakfast sausage to the Arugula Mozz.  I also like to add chicken to the same sandwich.

How would you describe your philosophy on food and living well?

Eat small meals throughout the day. Larger in the morning and decreasing in size as it gets later in the day. Don’t eat past 10 p.m. and stay active.    

What is your favorite, most distinct food memories?

My Italian great grandmother was an amazing cook, and I remember her making some amazing dishes for the family as a child. Her lasagna was my favorite.

What do you like to sip on during a shift?

A mix of Boylan’s Lemonade and Allegro Hibiscus Iced Tea.

What makes you laugh, smile and be joyful?

Playing music for sure makes me happy. Also, spending time with my little sisters and cooking food for people bring me joy.

Who and what inspires you?

My father and family.  Music (anything but country).

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?  

Madrid, Spain is top on my list of places to travel.  I studied Spanish in school and speak the language fluently.  I enjoy conversing with my Spanish speaking coworkers and would love to travel to a place where Spanish is the official language.

What is your favorite part of working for Modmarket?

My favorite part is the people I get to work with.  We have a lot of fun.

Join the (birthday) party – Enjoy a FREE entree & cake this weekend

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Happy birthday to our Plano and Longmont restaurants.

Whether you’re in Texas or Colorado, come celebrate with us!

This Friday, Oct. 30 – Sunday, Nov. 1, buy one entree and get a second of equal or lesser value for FREE at our Plano, Texas and Longmont, Colo. locations only. 
Just say “BDAY” at the register to redeem.

And if that’s not enough to make you join the party, Friday evening we’ll be giving away a piece of birthday cake with each entree from 5:00 until we run out. 

Join the festivities! We’re looking forward to celebrating with you.


(Available at Plano and Longmont Modmarkets only.
Offer not valid for online, phone or catering orders.)

Fall Savings: Take 20% off new fall items through Oct. 25

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The fall menu has landed (did someone say Bacon Corn Pizza?) and it’s better than ever. We love it so much we want everyone to give it a try. So break away from your “usual” and enjoy 20% off the new pizza, salad or sandwich.

Now through Sunday, Oct. 25, take 20% off the following new fall items:

Bacon Corn Pizza
Maple Dijon Sandwich
Butternut Ranch Salad

Just say “FALL15″ at the register.

(Offer not valid with online or catering orders.)