Blaze Pizza

Blaze Pizza Gets Its Start In Culver City, CA

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 September 17, between 6 and 9 p.m.

Those who "like" the Blaze Pizza page on Facebook can print out a screen shot or present it on their mobile device to obtain their free pizza at the Culver City restaurant.

Blaze Pizza Prepares To Open 8 Units In SoCal

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 locations will be opening soon in Los Angeles (Farmers Market), Isla Vista (UC-Santa Barbara adjacent), Carlsbad (Carlsbad Premium Outlets), Mission Viejo (Shops at Mission Viejo), Cabazon (Desert Hills Premium Outlets), and Southgate (Azalea Shopping Center). 

Blaze Pizza Burns Hot in Royal Oaks, Michigan

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 location will have 80 interior seats and additional patio seating. The 3,900-square-foot Blaze Pizza restaurant will feature a “casually hip” design, along with an interactive assembly-line format and blazing-hot, open-hearth oven.

Blaze Pizza Takes the Stage on Good Morning America

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.


GMA anchors Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, Josh Elliot, and actor/comedian Sherrod Small each created their own customized pie in a pizza face-off, before Blaze Pizza executive chef Brad Kent sampled each and declared one the custom pizza champion.


Blaze Pizza Tacks On 20th Franchise Group

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, California. With the addition of these four area development agreements, Blaze Pizza now has 20 franchise groups under contract to develop a total of 172 restaurants in 14 states and Washington DC.

Blaze Inks Deal to Take Fast-Casual Pizza to Midwest

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 the East Bay and South Bay regions of Northern California.

Blaze Pizza Rolls Out New Franchises

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 holding company for his family’s investments in restaurants, hotels, real estate, and other ventures. The first Blaze Pizza restaurants are scheduled to open in Chicago and Miami before the end of the year, with additional locations scheduled to open in 2014.


Buying into Booze

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 differentiate their brands.

For many, that search has turned up something typically better suited to fine- and casual-dining joints: booze.

New Blaze Pizza Franchisee to Open 20 L.A. Area Stores

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 leases have been signed in Torrance, La Canada, and Culver City, California, for new stores that will open this summer. Blaze Pizza now has seven franchise groups developing 56 stores in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and California, with plans to grow to all major metro markets by 2014.