Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing build-your-own pizza chain, announced that its 70th restaurant is set to open in March in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas. The fast-casual pizza chain, known for its chef-driven recipes and casually hip restaurants, also announced that it has signed new franchise agreements that will add Denver and Portland to its expansion plans.  In total, the company now has agreements in place to open a total of 331 restaurants in 36 states and Washington, D.C.

The first Blaze Pizza restaurant opened in Irvine, California on August 6, 2012—just over two years ago.  In 2013, the company grew to 10 locations and began expanding beyond California.  Now, with the opening of its 70th location, Blaze Pizza will be operating in 17 states, including the major metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, and Washington, D.C.  Next year, the company is scheduled to open on average one new restaurant every five days— with its milestone 100th location projected to open next October.

Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru, Fast Casual, Growth, News, Pizza, Blaze Pizza