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Two pizza places top the country’s fastest-growing restaurant chains – and Spokane is home to both of them

Patrick Vollmer opened Blaze Pizza at 926 N. Division St. He’s seen here in a file photo from 2016. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Patrick Vollmer opened Blaze Pizza at 926 N. Division St. He’s seen here in a file photo from 2016. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Two pizza places top the country’s fastest-growing restaurant chains.

And Spokane is home to both of them.

Mod Pizza and Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza rank No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, for fastest-growing restaurant chains, according to the Nation’s Restaurant News annual Top 200 report.

Mod placed first with year-over-year sales growth of 80 percent or a sales total of $270 million. Blaze came in $9 million behind with nearly 51 percent year-over-year growth.

NRN’s annual Top 200 ranks the largest restaurant chains by U.S. sales. All 10 of the fastest-growing Top 200 chains had sales growth of more than 20 percent.

McDonald’s tops the Top 200, released this week. Rounding out the top 10, in order, are: Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, Burger King, Wendy’s, Chick-fil-A, Dunkin’ Donuts, Domino’s and Panera.

Mod made its debut on the latest Top 200 list at No. 141. Blaze came in at No. 139.

Mod has three locations in Spokane. Blaze has one.

Mod is at 707 W. Main Ave. in downtown Spokane. Call (509) 570-0433.

In north Spokane, find Mod Pizza at the Shadle Center at 2503 W. Wellesley Ave., Building C, Suite 104. Call (509) 326-1650.

On the South Hill, Mod Pizza is located at 3104 E. Palouse Highway. Call (509) 570-7060.

On the web: modpizza.com.

Blaze Pizza is located near Gonzaga University at 926 N. Division St. Call (509) 223-7063. On the web: www.blazepizza.com.

For more information about the NRN and its Top 200, visit www.nrn.com/.

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