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The 'Chipotle of pizza' continues rapid Austin expansion with east side joint

'Chipotle of pizza' continues Austin expansion with east side joint

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MOD Pizza is opening its fourth Austin location on East Riverside Drive. Mod Pizza/Facebook

The "Chipotle of pizzerias" is continuing its rapid Austin's expansion with a new location on East Riverside Drive. MOD Pizza's fourth Austin location is slated to open in October.

At MOD, which stands for "Made On Demand," patrons customize personal 11-inch pizzas with unlimited toppings for a set price. The wide range of ingredients includes sauces, cheeses, meats, veggies, spices and more. MOD Pizza also caters to those with alternative diets with its gluten-free crust and dairy-free cheese options. Customers can also choose from other menu items such as specialty salads and milkshakes.

This latest MOD Pizza locale will be located in a shopping center at 1920 E. Riverside Dr., which is also home to VertsKebap and an actual Chipotle Mexican Grill. The 2,800-square-foot store will feature an outdoor patio perfect for al fresco dining during the cooler months of the year.

The Seattle-based chain opened three Austin locations in 2015, including spots in Mueller Market, West Lake Hills and Anderson Mill. The Riverside restaurant will be the final opening in 2015, but the tasty franchise has more Austin locations planned for 2016.