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Blaze, Marco’s have best chain growth in U.S., report says

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Orlando, FL – Sixteen pizzerias have made the Top 200 restaurant chains in the U.S., according to a news report from Aaron Allen and Associates Global Restaurant Consulting.

Within this rank, pizza sales increased at an average compound annual growth rate of 5.4 per cent over the last two fiscal years, the organization said in a news release.

Two pizza chains that represent only three per cent of the segment’s sales – Blaze Pizza (135.9 per cent CAGR) and Marco’s Pizza (20.3 per cent CAGR) – have been the fastest growing. Domino’s, with about a quarter of the market share of these chains, was the third in terms of growth with a 13.9 per cent CAGR.

Pizzerias in the Top 200 list have an average unit volume of $949,000.


Blaze Pizza, Domino’s and Sbarro – though differing in terms of sales per unit – achieved top annual unit volume growth in the last two years, the research found. The three chains reached a CAGR higher than 10 per cent compared to the median of 2.9 per cent for the pizza category.

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