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Blaze Pizza is Fire’d Up For Growth in Washington DC

Iconic Build-Your-Own Pizza Chain Announces Development Plans for Washington DC and Surrounding Communities

April 24, 2019 // // WASHINGTON DC - Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the recognized world leader in fast artisanal pizza, announced today its franchise growth strategy targeting Washington DC, northern Virginia and parts of Maryland. Blaze Pizza’s development team is hosting an exclusive discovery dinner in Fairfax, Virginia on Friday, April 26 for individuals interested in learning more about the franchise opportunity. Individuals interested in attending should email Carolyne Canady at to get the full details on the dinner.

From its inception in 2012, Blaze Pizza has built momentum and developed a cult-like following as it expanded from its California base to bring 300 restaurants into 41 states and five countries. Now, with a solid reputation already in place, Blaze Pizza is seeking strategic expansion throughout Washington DC as part of the brand’s plan to reach 500 locations by 2021.

“We’re continuously praised and awarded for our rapid growth, and this year we have no signs of slowing down,” said Carolyne Canady, President International, Chief Development Officer for Blaze Pizza. “As we continue to build our franchise family, we’ve pinpointed Washington DC and nearby communities as areas with tremendous potential.”

The build-your-own pizza chain known for its chef-driven recipes and fun modern restaurants calculates that the greater Washington DC area can hold more than 45 Blaze Pizza restaurants.

“Without a doubt, Blaze will remain a leader in our category for years to come,” said Jim Mizes, president and CEO of Blaze Pizza. “As we continue to add more restaurants to the map, we’re grounded by our promise to deliver affordable, authentic food in a friendly environment. We have an innovative concept and a forward-thinking leadership team, so really - the journey has just begun!”

A modern day “pizza joint,” Blaze Pizza is celebrated for 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 fresh, “clean” ingredients- all for around $8. The generously-sized personal pizzas are then sent to a blazing hot open-flame oven – the centerpiece of the restaurant - where dedicated pizzasmiths ensure the thin-crust pies are fast-fire’d and ready to eat in just 180 seconds.

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 in Washington DC with a strong business acumen, proven restaurant industry success and an interest in multi-unit franchising.

To learn more about Blaze Pizza and its franchise opportunities, visit

About Blaze Pizza

Recently named the #1 “Brand of the Year” in the Fast Casual Top 100 and #1 “Fast & Serious” Franchise by Franchise Times, Blaze Pizza has built momentum and developed a cult-like following as it expands across the country. The fastest-growing chain currently operates 300 restaurants in 41 states and five countries, including the major metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Boston and Toronto. The concept is backed by private equity firm Brentwood Associates and founding investors that include LeBron James, Maria Shriver, movie producer John Davis and Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner. For more information visit, or or click here to view a company video.

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