Company Encourages Guests to Share Their Stories for a Chance to Win $5,000
Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it is inviting guests to create original, unconventional, and authentic videos which showcase why they’re a fan of Blaze Pizza. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000, with two runners-up each receiving free Blaze Pizza for one year.
Fans can enter online by posting a video on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #BlazeFanFest, OR upload the video to YouTube and submit the link at blazepizza.com or facebook.com/blazepizza. Videos should be less than 180 seconds long, and submissions are being accepted through June 15. Five finalists will be selected, and then fans will vote for their favorite finalist video to determine the grand prize winner. Complete rules can be found at blazepizza.com/promos/fanfest.
“As Blaze Pizza opens restaurants across the country, fans are sharing the good word on social media at epic levels,” said Jim Mizes, president & COO of Blaze Pizza. “There are so many insanely creative individuals out there. We’d love to have them contribute their talents to this contest, and share their own unique stories about why this new pizza joint has them so fired up.”
The 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 16 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.