Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced a new development deal that will add three additional restaurants to the Dallas region.
With Blaze Pizza’s 12 existing locations in Texas, multi-brand franchise partner Kanti Dalsania and his team signed an agreement to lead the brand’s development further west of Dallas in the months and years ahead.
“We’ve been following Blaze Pizza’s growth efforts since inception and our team has never been more eager to join the brand’s momentum than we are now,” says Dalsania. “With each introductory meeting and conversation about business operations, we knew Blaze was the perfect addition to our franchise portfolio. The fan loyalty is strong in Texas, and we’re thrilled to add to their fervor.”
As a multi-unit Dunkin Donuts franchisee, Kanti Dalsania and his group join the brand with franchise industry knowledge, especially in the quick service field. Under their combined leadership and operating experience, they are known for instilling a strong work ethic and excellent customer service into their teams and together look forward to creating more job opportunities for the community.
“What impresses us most about this group is their obvious enthusiasm for the brand,” says Carolyne Canady, president international, Chief Development Officer for Blaze Pizza. “We are looking for operating teams who can translate enthusiasm to their crew members, as well as the franchise system, and this team has shown that energy from our initial conversations. Plus, they’re in a hot market, so we’re bound to see their business grow at a rapid pace.”
From its inception in 2012, Blaze Pizza has built momentum and developed a cult-like following as it expanded from its California base to bringing over 340 restaurants into 41 states and six countries.
Blaze Pizza is a modern day “pizza joint” serving up artisanal pizzas that are both fast and affordable. With fans lining up or ordering online each day for their custom-built pizzas, freshly made salads, house made lemonades and s’more pies, the innovative fast-casual concept has quickly become one of the hottest restaurant chains in the country.
Each restaurant features an interactive open-kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s signature pizzas or create their own, choosing from a wide selection of real ingredients that are free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners. The generously-sized pizzas are then sent to a blazing hot open-flame oven – the centerpiece of the restaurant – where dedicated pizzasmiths ensure the artisanal pies are fast-fire’d and ready to eat in just minutes. Restaurants make fresh dough from scratch using a proprietary recipe developed by Executive Chef Bradford Kent (the “Pizza Whisperer”), which requires a 24-hour fermentation period to produce his signature light-as-air, crisp crust. For pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free crusts and vegan cheese.
The brand’s business model, made up of extensive site selection procedures, training programs and marketing support, is designed to attract individuals and operator teams with a strong business acumen, proven restaurant industry success and an interest in multi-unit franchising.