Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza is giving fans in Richmond Heights a reason to celebrate. This Monday, October 22, the leading fast casual brand will open a 3,000 square foot open kitchen restaurant with interior seating for 74, and an exterior patio for 34, is located near Starbucks (8039 Dale Ave.).

Since 2012, Blaze Pizza has been serving artisanal pies that are both fast and affordable. Each restaurant features an interactive open kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s generously sized personal signature pizzas or create your own, all for around $8. Every pizza features our made-from-scratch dough crafted in house daily, all-natural meats and vegetables, and is finished in an open flame oven which cooks pizzas in three minutes flat. For guests with special dietary needs, Blaze offers gluten-free dough, vegan cheese, animal rennet free dairy, and tree-nut free pesto.  Each of these elements have assisted the brand with becoming the fastest growing restaurant in history.

To celebrate the opening of the company’s newest locally-owned and operated Richmond Heights restaurant, anyone who visits Blaze’s new location on Tuesday, October 23rd from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and follows the brand on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook will receive a free build your own pizza! Don’t forget to grab a freshly made salad, iconic blood orange lemonade, or s’more pie dessert on your way out.

“Our mission at Blaze is really simple – we’re taking pizza back to its roots,” says Jim Mizes, president & CEO of Blaze Pizza.  “By making dough in-house, using carefully sourced ingredients, and cooking by fire, we’re giving guests a great way to enjoy artisanal pizza without the wait.  It’s changing the way people think about and eat pizza.” 

Blaze’s obsessive attention to detail extends well beyond the food.  Driven by its commitment to “Intelligent Choices for Our Pizzas, People & Planet,” the Richmond Heights restaurant is constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, uses eco-friendly packaging, and features energy-efficient LED lighting. The restaurants stylized design was inspired by our celebration of unconventional thinking and individuality.

Blaze Pizza is looking forward to building strong roots within the Richmond Heights community. The local restaurant has developed a turn-key in-restaurant fundraiser program that returns 20% of an event’s proceeds back to local organizations, and will be partnering with local schools, sports clubs and other organizations to host fundraising events. The Richmond Heights restaurant will also create 50 jobs locally.

Chris McDonald Blaze Pizza Franchisee says, “We are thrilled to open another Blaze Pizza in the St Louis community.  Richmond Heights has a great reputation, and we are grateful to be a part of the wonderful community culture.  We thank the Richmond Heights people for welcoming and embracing Blaze Pizza.”

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