Chain: Blaze Pizza

Blaze Pizza Announces Grand Opening in Carlsbad, CA

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, and Ruby’s Diner. Blaze Pizza uses an interactive assembly line format that allows […]

Blaze Pizza Heads to Chicago

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. “It’s a light, crispy […]

Blaze Pizza Fires Up the Ovens at New La Cañada Location

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fast-Casual Veteran to be Blaze’s New President, COO

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.   Mizes brings decades of senior-level insight and experience with top fast-casual concepts to his role as President/COO of Blaze Pizza. Previously, he served […]

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. These most recent franchise […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blaze Pizza Announces Expansion to NJ

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. This most recent agreement brings Blaze Pizza’s total number […]

Blaze Pizza Hits Two New States, Signs 10-Store Deal

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 […]

Blaze Pizza Strikes Up Development Deal in Wisconsin

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 […]

Blaze Pizza Coming Soon to Torrance, California

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 […]

Trust Zagat: Blaze Pizza Chef’s Pies are ‘Worth a Trip’

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.”  Zagat Guide’s “Destination Pizzas” noted the pizzas created by Chef […]

Blaze Pizza Fires Up Expansion in SoCal

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 […]

Rod Lucio Joins Blaze Pizza as VP of Real Estate

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 Brings on Board New VP of Franchise Sales

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. Prior […]

Blaze Pizza Sets California Ablaze with Pasadena Location

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 to Expand Nationwide

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, a pioneer in the assembly-line artisan pizza category, announced that it has begun to accept franchise applications in key markets across the U.S. The company plans to build a footprint of stores across California and select U.S. cities through a combination of both company-owned and franchise locations. Blaze Pizza's first location, a […]