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Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza to Open First Daytona Beach Location on Monday, November 19

November 13, 2018

New restaurant will give away free pizzas to Blaze fans on Tuesday, November 20

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The “Fun Coast” is about to become the “Fan Coast” as Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza rewards it’s Daytona Beach fans with free pizza! On Monday, November 19, Blaze Pizza - the recognized leader in fast, artisanal pizza - will open at 1405 Cornerstone Blvd. in Tomoka Town Center across from Academy Sports. Then on Tuesday, November 20, the new Blaze Pizza will offer free pizzas to anyone who follows Blaze on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.

The new 2650-square-foot restaurant is the first Blaze Pizza in Daytona Beach and includes seating for over 75 inside and over 40 on an outdoor patio. Hours of operation are 10:30 am to 10:30 pm daily. The new Daytona Beach restaurant has also created 45 local jobs. Millennial Restaurant Group, the franchisee quickly developing the concept in areas of Florida, operates eleven other locations throughout the Sunshine State – one in Viera, three in Orlando (including Disney Springs), three in Tallahassee, two in Jacksonville, one in Sarasota, and one in Gainesville.

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.

“Daytona Beach’s thriving restaurant scene makes it a perfect fit for Blaze Pizza,” said Dustin Bell, General Manager for Blaze Pizza in Daytona Beach. “Here in Daytona, we expect only the best from our restaurants – and Blaze is ready to impress with clean ingredients, diverse and healthy options, and a welcoming atmosphere.”

Blaze Pizza looks forward to building strong roots within the Daytona Beach community. The restaurant has developed a fundraising 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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