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 the Chicago area.
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 fast-fire’d artisan pizzas free to Blaze Pizza’s Facebook fans on October 9 between 5 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 enjoy any signature or build-your-own pizza at no charge.
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 come even as fast casuals offer higher price points than traditional quick serves. A recent Technomic report found that consumers are happily paying more at fast casuals in both the lunch and dinner dayparts.
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 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 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 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 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 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.