Blaze Pizza Announces New Growth in Alabama
Iconic Build-Your-Own Pizza Chain Announces Multi-Unit Development Deal for the Alabama Gulf Coast
May 07, 2019 // Franchising.com // MOBILE, Ala. - Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the recognized world leader in fast artisanal pizza, announced today it has signed a deal for Baldwin and Mobile counties with long-time Mobile resident and seasoned restaurant operators Jeff and Maureen LaCour.
From its inception in 2012, Blaze Pizza has built momentum and developed a cult-like following as it expanded from its California base to bringing over 300 restaurants into 41 states and five countries.
LaCour’s deal with Blaze Pizza includes the opening of two Blaze Pizza locations along the Golf Coast with the first one expected in Mobile.
“After a trip to Blaze Pizza in Disney Springs with my family, the concept had my full attention,” said LaCour. “With almost 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry including 15 years as a QSR franchisee, the more I learned about becoming a Blaze Pizza franchisee, the more I realized it was the right fit to diversify my portfolio. I’m looking forward to introducing the Gulf Coast to Blaze Pizza.”
Raised in Mobile, LaCour has been apart of the restaurant industry since graduating college in 1999. In 2004, LaCour established LaCour Hospitality Management alongside his business partner AJ Venatta, vice president of operations. The team owns and manages five Moe’s Southwest Grill locations throughout Alabama and Mississipi’s Gulf Coast. Their experience in restaurant operations and business ownership combined with their familiarity with the community will be helpful in their new venture with Blaze Pizza.
“Jeff possesses the skills and passion we look for in our franchise partners,” said Carolyne Canady, President International, Chief Development Officer for Blaze Pizza. “We want people who believe in the product, the brand and providing our loyal fans the best dining experience. Jeff is ready to hit the ground running with his new locations along the Gulf Coast.”
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 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 www.blazefranchise.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 42 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, www.blazepizza.com or www.facebook.com/blazepizza or to view a company video: https://www.blazepizza.com/about-us/.
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