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Blaze Pizza

November 17, 2015 09:06 ET

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens in Tallahassee Today, Offering Free Pizza Tomorrow

"Build-Your-Own" Artisanal Pizza Restaurant Celebrates Grand Opening With Free Pizza Day Wednesday, November 18

TALLAHASSEE, FL--(Marketwired - Nov 17, 2015) - Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza is making its first appearance in the state's capital, and announced today the opening of its Tallahassee location at 220 S. Magnolia Dr. next to the Tallahassee Ford Lincoln Dealership. To celebrate the opening of its seventh Florida location, the build-your-own pizza concept will be offering free pizza tomorrow -- November 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

As the nation's leading fast-casual pizza concept, Blaze Pizza serves up custom-built pizzas that are both fast and affordable. The restaurant features an interactive assembly-line format that allows guests to create their own pizza, choosing from a wide selection of fresh, artisanal ingredients -- all for around $8. The generously-sized 11-inch pizzas are then sent to the blazing hot open flame oven where dedicated pizzasmiths ensure that the thin-crust pies are "fast-fire'd" and ready to eat in just 180 seconds.

Blaze Pizza makes its own dough from scratch using a recipe developed by critically-acclaimed Executive Chef Brad Kent ("The Pizza Whisperer"), which requires a 24-hour fermentation period to produce his signature light-as-air, crisp crust. The restaurant's menu also features freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and s'more pies, and accommodates guests with specific dietary needs by offering gluten-free dough and vegan cheese. The new Blaze Pizza also offers a selection of wine and craft beer.

"We couldn't be more excited to be opening in Tallahassee today," said Dennis Sherer, Managing Partner for Blaze Pizza in North Central Florida. "By making our dough in-house, carefully sourcing our ingredients, and cooking by fire, we're giving guests an engaging dining experience without the wait. It's a great addition to the already thriving capital." 

Blaze's obsessive attention to detail extends well beyond the food, with a carefully considered, modern approach to restaurant design. Driven by its commitment to "Intelligent Choices for Our Pizzas, People & Planet," Blaze Pizza restaurants are constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, use eco-friendly packaging, and feature energy-efficient LED lighting. The new 2500 square foot Tallahassee restaurant will feature a thoughtfully designed interior, with seating for over 60 inside and additional seating on an outdoor patio. Additionally, many of the restaurant's unconventional design elements are inspired by the company's celebration of individual expression.

The Tallahassee Blaze Pizza is the ninth location for the Millennial Restaurant Group, which is developing the concept in Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida and Georgia. The partnership consists of James Patterson Sr., Jim Patterson II, Ulysses (Junior) Bridgeman, Wayne Albritton and Collins Cogan.

About Blaze Pizza
The first Blaze Pizza® restaurant opened on Aug. 6, 2012, in Irvine, Calif., and quickly gained attention for its chef-driven recipes, thoughtful interior design, and a service culture that celebrates individuality. Now ranked as the overall #2 fast-casual brand in FastCasual.com's annual Top 100 list, Blaze Pizza is building momentum and developing a cult-like following as it expands across the country. The company currently operates 94 restaurants in 23 states and Canada, including the major metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Dallas and Washington D.C. Founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel (co-founder of Wetzel's Pretzels), the concept is backed by investors including LeBron James, Maria Shriver, Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner and movie producer John Davis. For more information, please visit blazepizza.com and facebook.com/blazepizza or click here to view a company video.

Blaze Pizza®, Fast-Fire'd®, the horizontal logo design, and the proprietary names "Pizzasmith", "Intelligent Choices For Our Pizzas, People & Planet" and related trademarks are the property of Blaze Pizza LLC.

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