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A look at Golden Chain winner Scott Svenson’s initiatives at MOD Pizza

Svenson is one of the 2019 Golden Chain Awards winners who will be honored at the upcoming MUFSO conference

Scott Svenson, co-founder and CEO of the Bellevue, Wash.-based MOD Pizza —the fastest growing restaurant chain in 2017, according to the NRN Top 200 data — has been named to the 2019 class of Golden Chain awards winners. The remaining winners will be announced over the next week.

Under Svenson’s leadership, MOD Pizza has grown over the past decade from a single pizzeria to 420 locations, quadrupling in size in just the last three years alone.  

The annual Golden Chain Awards celebrate the best in the restaurant industry — those who are running industry-leading operations, mentoring top teams and creating opportunities for others.

The 2019 award winners will be celebrated during a gala at Nation’s Restaurant News’ Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators conference, scheduled for Oct. 14-16 in Denver. The winners will also participate in a leading CEO panel at the event.

To attend MUFSO and the award gala, register at

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