Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza Announces Grand Opening of New San Francisco Restaurant



Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Grand Opening of New San Francisco RestaurantFree Pizzas for Blaze Pizza Fans at Stonestown Galleria location on Saturday, March 28

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Grand Opening of New San Francisco RestaurantBlaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, the nation’s leading build-your-own pizza chain, announced today that it will open a new San Francisco restaurant, at Stonestown Galleria, on Friday, March 27th. To celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant will offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas on Saturday, March 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 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 San Francisco’s Stonestown Galleria, on the doors of the level one main east entrance.

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 one price.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. The new San Francisco restaurant will also feature a selection of wine and craft beer.

“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 in the Bay Area.”

Blaze Pizza launched in Northern California last June, and its Fremont restaurant (43831 Pacific Commons Boulevard) has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. Two additional NorCal locations, Gold River’s Town Centre (2137 Golden Centre Lane) and the Highland Reserve Shopping Center in Roseville (10325 Fairway Drive), opened concurrently in December 2014. In 2015, Blaze will add three more restaurants to the area, including: San Jose’s Almaden Plaza (5353 Almaden Expressway), Tracy (West Grant Line Road), and University of California – Davis (212 F Street).

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Grand Opening of New San Francisco RestaurantBlaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Grand Opening of New San Francisco RestaurantThe 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.