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.
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 Island, Westchester, and Rockland counties, as well as in southern Connecticut.
This most recent agreement brings Blaze Pizza’s total number of franchise stores under development to 24 locations, with several planned to open this spring.
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 development plan to build a concentration of Blaze Pizza restaurants in the Midwest that will include the neighboring states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan.
The first Wisconsin location is scheduled to open in Milwaukee this summer in a location that has not yet been announced.
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a pioneer of the fast-casual build-your-own artisan pizza category, announces that the company will soon open a location in Rolling Hills Plaza at 2625 Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance, California. Scheduled to open in late May, the new 70-seat, 2,500 square foot Blaze Pizza location will feature a “casually hip” design along with its signature assembly line format and blazing-hot open-hearth oven.
Blaze Pizza, a pioneer in the fast-casual artisan pizza category, announced that Bradford Kent, the company’s executive chef and owner of Olio Pizzeria & Café in Los Angeles, was featured along with the pizzas he crafts in Zagat’s “Destination Pizzas: 10 Pies Worth a Trip.”
Blaze Pizza, a pioneer in the fast-casual artisan pizza category, announced that Sajha, LLC has signed an agreement to develop three franchise stores in Southern California.
Sajha, led by CEO Sandeep Bhakta, along with Kamal Patel, will open three Blaze Pizza locations in the Los Angeles area, the first of which is slated to launch in spring 2013.
Blaze Pizza, a pioneer in the fast-casual artisan pizza category, announced the appointment of Rod Lucio as vice president of real estate.
In this role, Lucio will spearhead the company’s real estate development and acquisition, bringing Blaze Pizza franchises to markets across the country, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Denver, and Boston.
Blaze Pizza, a pioneer in the fast-casual artisan pizza category, announces the appointment of Carolyne Canady as vice president of franchise sales. In this role, Canady is responsible for franchise recruitment and developing and implementing expansion plans, including bringing Blaze Pizza franchises to major markets such as Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, and San Francisco.
Blaze Pizza, an innovative new concept in fast-casual dining, announced the opening of its Pasadena, California, location in the heart of the city’s vibrant Theatre District.
To celebrate, the company is offering its crafted-to-order personal-sized pizzas free to Blaze Pizza’s Facebook fans on October 20, between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Those who "like" the Blaze Pizza page on Facebook can download and print a pizza coupon, or show it on their mobile device to obtain their free pizza at the Pasadena restaurant.