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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 to develop a total of 172 restaurants in 14 states and Washington DC. These most recent franchise agreements further expand Blaze Pizza’s growing national footprint, which now includes the West (California), the Northeast (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, and Washington D.C.), the Midwest (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and South Dakota) and the South (Texas, Florida, and Virginia).
“Our long-term goal is to build a strong, enduring national brand,” says Jim Mizes, president and COO of Blaze Pizza. “To that end, besides building a strong scalable store model, we are partnering with a small group of elite-level multi-unit franchisees with plans to quickly build a concentration of Blaze Pizza restaurants in key markets across the country.” To date, the company has announced that development is underway to build Blaze Pizza restaurants in the greater metropolitan areas of New York City, Chicago, Miami, Detroit, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose. Additional markets and agreements are expected to be announced soon.