Blaze Pizza

Famous celebrities invest in fast food industry through franchise partnerships.
February 2014

Celebrities of all kind have thrown their weight into the quick-serve industry as franchisees, and their brands are getting creative with how they leverage the partnership.

Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza announced that Millennial Restaurant Group, a partnership between franchise veterans Junior Bridgeman and Jim Patterson, has signed an agreement to develop 30 Blaze Pizza franchise units in Florida, Tennessee, and Kentucky. With the...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced the opening of its newest location in the Carlsbad Premium Outlets in Carlsbad, California. The new 59-seat restaurant, which features an outdoor patio for afternoon and evening dining, is located in the center near Rubio’s Mexican Grill, Starbucks,...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the fast-casual pizza chain, announced it will soon be entering the Chicago market with three new locations. Born and raised in California, Blaze Pizza has begun to expand beyond its Los Angeles base and is preparing now to bring its fast and affordable pizzas to...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Pasadena, California. Located at the La Cañada Town Center at 990 Town Center Drive, the restaurant is near Sport Chalet, Chipotle, Panera Bread, and the Habit Burger Grill. To celebrate, the company will offer its...

September 2013

All Rick and Elise Wetzel wanted was to have some pizza for lunch.

The fast-casual category has been the fastest-growing restaurant segment over the past two years, according to market research firm Technomic, as operators in the category continue to effectively balance higher-quality, convenient foods with a more upscale environment.

This success has...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced the opening of its newest location in Culver City, California, at the Culver Crossroads. To celebrate, the company is set to offer its custom built, fast-fire’d artisan pizzas free to Blaze Pizza’s Facebook fans on ...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced it will open eight new restaurants in Southern California in the coming months.

Two restaurants are set to open in September in Culver City (Culver Crossroads Shopping Center) and La Canada (La Canada Flintridge Town Center), and six additional...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a fast-casual, build-your-own artisan pizza concept, announced that its franchisee, Blaze Midwest, based in Houghton Lake, Michigan, will soon open a location in the heart of downtown Royal Oak, Michigan. 

Scheduled to open in mid-October, the Royal Oak...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a leading fast-casual built-to-order artisan pizza brand, was featured July 31, on Good Morning America Live, in a segment highlighting the company’s pizzas and interactive service format.

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Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced that it has signed agreements with four separate franchise groups to develop a total of 31 Blaze Pizza restaurants in Houston, Texas, Baltimore Maryland, Washington D.C., Rapid City, South Dakota, and Ontario/Riverside,...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced the appointment of Jim Mizes as president and chief operating officer. In this role, Mizes will be responsible for leading the ongoing national expansion of Blaze Pizza.

 

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a fast-casual, build-your-own pizza brand, announced that two elite-level multiunit franchise groups have signed agreements to develop eight stores in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan; seven stores in Columbus, Ohio; six stores in Indianapolis; and 10 stores in...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced that an affiliate of Levy Family Partners has signed an agreement to develop 15 franchise stores in Chicago and 10 franchise stores in Miami. Levy Family Partners was established by entrepreneur Larry Levy, founder and chairman of Levy Restaurants, as the...

May 2013

Fast-casual restaurants were once able to claim premium food, modern décor, and all-around upscale service as hallmarks of their category. But with more quick-service chains retooling in those areas to compete for post-recession consumers, fast casuals have been left to search for new ways to...

Blaze Pizza, a fast-casual, build-your-own pizza brand, announced that LA Metro Blaze Pizza Holding Co LLC has signed an agreement to open 20 franchise stores in the greater Los Angeles area over the next five years. In addition, Blaze Pizza announced that three Los Angeles area restaurant...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announces that Green Brook, NJ-based AMPAL Group has signed an agreement to develop ten franchise stores in Central and Northern New Jersey. The first New Jersey restaurant is expected to open later this year in a location that has not yet been announced.

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a leader in the fast-casual, build-your-own-pizza category, announced that Lessing’s Hospitality Group, one of New York’s leading restaurant and catering companies, has signed an agreement to develop 10 franchise stores in the New York Metro area, Long...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a leader in the fast-casual build-your-own pizza category, announced that Walch Hospitality Group, led by John Walch, has signed an agreement to develop six franchise stores in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin.

The new Wisconsin stores are part of a...