Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza will soon open locations in Westfield’s Topanga Mall and the University of Southern California. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants will expand its footprint to 11 locations in the Los Angeles area by early 2015. Blaze Pizza comes to Canoga Park in October 2014 with its new restaurant opening in Westfield’s Topanga Mall. In January 2015, Trojans will get the Blaze experience, at it opens at USC’s University Gateway Center.
Blaze Pizza is a modern day pizza joint known for its custom-built artisanal pizzas, salads, blood orange lemonade, and s’more pies. Each restaurant features an interactive assembly-line format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s signature pizzas or create their own, choosing from a wide selection of artisanal ingredients—all for less than $8. The 11-inch pizzas are then sent to a blazing hot open-flame oven—the centerpiece of the restaurant—where dedicated pizzasmiths ensure that the thin-crust pies are fast-fire’d and ready to eat in 180 seconds.
Each restaurant is carefully designed to suit its own space, with award-winning architect Ana Henton applying industrial elements and fire-inspired colors to each location, creating a warm, inviting environment that fits within the local neighborhood. Additionally, Blaze is committed to sustainability and uses eco-friendly packaging and locally sourced ingredients whenever practical.
“Our mission at Blaze is really simple we’re all about bringing the community a place where guests can connect, create, and enjoy great pizza at crazy fast speed,” says Jim Mizes, president and COO of Blaze Pizza. “If you think about it, there hasn’t been a good way to enjoy a made-from-scratch pizza without the wait. Now there is. We believe this will be a game-changer in town.”