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Blaze Pizza

One of my go-to restaurants for a quick lunch or dinner is Chipotle because I can custom make my meal in a short amount of time.  But, I am always looking for another restaurant go-to, so I was excited to learn about Blaze Pizza.  Like Chipotle, Blaze Pizza is a custom-built restaurant chain.  This modern day “pizza joint” is known for its custom-built artisanal pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and s’more pies, and has investors such as Maria Shriver, Lebron James, Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner, Panda Express founder Andrew Cherng, and “Alien vs Predator” producer John Davis behind the restaurant.  Each individual 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 fresh, artisanal ingredients – all for under $8.  The generously-sized 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 just 180 seconds.  Each restaurant makes its own dough from scratch using a recipe developed by critically-acclaimed 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 dough and vegan cheese.

“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,” said Jim Mizes, president & COO of Blaze Pizza. “We believe this will be a game changer on campus.”

Blaze Pizza Assembly Line (photo courtesy Blaze Pizza)

Blaze Pizza Assembly Line
(photo courtesy Blaze Pizza)

Blaze Pizza's Oven In Action (photo courtesy Blaze Pizza)

Blaze Pizza’s Oven In Action
(photo courtesy Blaze Pizza)

Green Stripe Pizza (photo courtesy Blaze Pizza)

Green Stripe Pizza
(photo courtesy Blaze Pizza)

Pesto drizzled over grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, chopped garlic, mozzarella, arugula

Red Vine Pizza (photo courtesy Blaze Pizza)

Red Vine Pizza
(photo courtesy Blaze Pizza)

Ovalini mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, parmesan, basil, red sauce, olive oil drizzle

S'Mores Pie! (photo courtesy Blaze Pizza)

S’Mores Pie!
(photo courtesy Blaze Pizza)

My Blaze Pizza goodies!

My goodies from Blaze Pizza

My goodies from Blaze Pizza

My Blaze Pizza Creation!

My Blaze Pizza Creation!

Spinach, black olives, chicken, pepperoni, artichokes, mushrooms, mozzarella with the classic red sauce

Don’t forget to:

Like Blaze Pizza on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlazePizza

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Use some of the following hashtags on social media when you try Blaze Pizza!  #Howdoyoublaze, #blazepizza, #blazeorbust, #blazeon,

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Read more about Blaze Pizza in THIS Business Insider article!

Stay hungry…

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