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Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza to Open Second Oklahoma City Location Thursday, September 20th

September 17, 2018

MIDWEST CITY, Okla., Sept. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Temperatures may be cooling down but Midwest City’s restaurant scene is heating up! Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the recognized leader in fast, artisanal pizza, will open this Thursday, September 20th, in Town Center Plaza at 7201 SE. 29th St. across from the Tinker Air Force Base. To celebrate, the new Blaze Pizza will offer free pizzas to anyone who follows Blaze on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat on Friday, September 21st from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

The Midwest City Blaze Pizza has created 50 local jobs and is proudly owned and operated by Oklahomans, including Dominic Flis and David Ostrowe, two veterans and former Navy pilots. This is the second Blaze Pizza in the Oklahoma City area. The first location opened in 2015 at 2410 W. Memorial Road. Blazing Partners, the franchisee developing the concept throughout the Sooner State, also operates two locations in Tulsa and two locations in Arkansas. The new 2,400-square-foot restaurant includes seating for nearly 50 and hours of operation are 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.

Blaze Pizza serves up artisanal pies that are both fast and affordable. Each restaurant features an interactive open kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s generously-sized, personal signature pizzas - or create their own - all for around $8. Every pizza boasts made-from-scratch dough crafted in-house daily, all-natural meats and vegetables, and is finished in an open-flame oven that cooks pizzas in just three minutes. For guests with special dietary needs, Blaze offers gluten-free dough, vegan cheese, and tree-nut free pesto. The location will also offer a selection of wine and beer.

“We’ve received such a warm welcome since we opened our first Oklahoma City location in 2015,” said Rick Austin, Operating Partner for Blazing Partners. “We heard constant feedback from guests that they wanted to see us in Midwest City, so we couldn’t be more excited to be opening our doors this Thursday. Midwest City’s thriving retail and restaurant scene make it a perfect fit for Blaze Pizza!”

Blaze’s obsessive attention to detail extends well beyond the food. Driven by its commitment to “Intelligent Choices for Our Pizzas, People & Planet,” the Midwest City restaurant is constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, uses eco-friendly packaging, and features energy-efficient LED lighting. The new restaurant also includes a custom-built wall mural featuring an ode to the Tinker Air Force Base.

Blaze Pizza looks forward to building strong roots within the Midwest City community. The restaurant has developed a fundraiser program that returns 20% of an event’s proceeds back to local organizations and will be partnering with local schools, sports clubs, and other groups to host regular fundraising events. For more information on fundraising, visit: www.blazepizza.com/fundraising.

About Blaze PizzaBlaze Pizza is a modern day “pizza joint”, serving up artisanal pizzas that are both fast and affordable. With fans lining up each day for their custom-built pizzas, freshly made salads, house made lemonades and s’more pies, the innovative fast-casual concept has quickly become one of the hottest restaurant chains in the country. 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 fresh, “clean” ingredients – all for about $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 the thin-crust pies are fast-fire’d and ready to eat in just 180 seconds. Restaurants make fresh dough from scratch using a proprietary recipe developed by 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.

Recently named the #1 “Brand of the Year” in the Fast Casual Top 100, Blaze Pizza has built momentum and developed a cult-like following as it expands across the country. The concept is backed by private equity firm Brentwood Associates and founding investors that include LeBron James, Maria Shriver, movie producer John Davis and Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner. 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, the proprietary name “pizzasmith” and related trademarks are the property of Blaze Pizza LLC.

Media Contact Rachel Albritton: 502.905.5170 rachel@paperboypr.com

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