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Blaze Pizza

March 14, 2016 08:00 ET

Happy Pi Day! Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Brings a New Type of "Pie" to Monroeville, PA

Fast-Casual, Build-Your-Own Pizza Concept to Debut on William Penn Hwy. This May

MONROEVILLE, PA--(Marketwired - Mar 14, 2016) - A blazing hot addition is coming to Monroeville's dining scene. In honor of Pi Day, Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the country's leading fast-casual pizza concept, announced today it will bring a new type of "pie" to Monroeville this May. The restaurant, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, will be located on William Penn Highway, between Men's Wearhouse and Red Lobster. This marks the second Blaze Pizza in the Keystone State and the first in Monroeville.

The modern day "pizza joint" has been inspiring excitement and cultivating fanatics for its custom-built artisanal pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and s'more pies since it opened its first location in 2012. 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 carefully sourced, high-quality 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 that the thin-crust pies are fast-fire'd and ready to eat in just 180 seconds.

"Blaze Pizza has a lot in common with Monroeville -- we both take pride in our community and our food," said Phil Sero, Vice President of Operations for Blaze Pizza in the Pittsburgh area. "Monroeville diners will love our modern, fast take on a traditional favorite. We are thrilled to bring this one-of-a-kind concept to the people of Pennsylvania, and what better day to announce this exciting news than on Pi Day?"

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.

The authenticity of Blaze Pizza, along with its culture that genuinely focuses on the happiness of its guests and crew, has been the key to the concept's popularity and expansion. Blaze's close attention to detail extends well beyond the food, as seen by its carefully considered, modern approach to restaurant design. Award-winning design architect Ana Henton is adding several unique, modern touches to the Monroeville location, including an oversized wall mural custom designed to suit the space.

Driven by its commitment to "Intelligent Choices for Our Pizzas, People & Planet," the restaurant will be constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, use eco-friendly packaging and feature energy-efficient LED lighting. The 3075 square foot interior will include seating for more than 75 inside and an additional 20 seats on an outdoor patio.

The new Blaze Pizza will also be hosting fundraisers for local community organizations once they open. The restaurant will be putting information out soon on how Monroeville groups can apply.

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 115 restaurants in 27 states and Canada, including the major metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Dallas, Las Vegas 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, Patrick Schwarzenegger, 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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