Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza Announces Grand Opening of New Restaurant at The Ohio State University



Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Grand Opening of New Restaurant at The Ohio State UniversityFree Pizzas for Blaze Pizza Fans in Columbus, OH on Friday, February 6

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Grand Opening of New Restaurant at The Ohio State UniversityBlaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, the nation’s leading build-your-own pizza chain, announced today that it will open its second Ohio location, in Columbus, at The Ohio State University, on Thursday, February 5th. To celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant will offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas on Friday, February 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, will be located in the heart of OSU at 1708 North High Street, in a 2,500 square foot space that seats 70 guests.

Blaze Pizza is a modern day “pizza joint” known for its custom-built artisanal pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and s’more pies. Each 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. “If you think about it, there hasn’t been a good way to enjoy a made-from-scratch pizza without the wait. Now there is. We believe this will be a game-changer at OSU.”

Ohio residents have already been enjoying Blaze at the Mason location (9341 Mason Montgomery Road), which opened in May 2014.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Grand Opening of New Restaurant at The Ohio State UniversityThe first Blaze Pizza restaurant opened on August 6, 2012 in Irvine, CA, and quickly gained attention for its chef-driven recipes and “build-your-own pizza” assembly-line format.  Described by Zagat as “One of 10 Innovative Restaurants in Los Angeles,” Blaze Pizza is developing a cult following as it expands across the U.S. The company currently operates restaurants in 15 states and the District of Columbia, including the major metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco 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.