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Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza Partners with (RED) for World AIDS Day

November 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the recognized world leader in fast artisanal pizza, today announced it has teamed up with (RED) for World AIDS Day on Saturday, December 1st to fight against HIV/AIDS. In support of the event, Blaze is offering a new Peppermint S’more Pie in each of its more than 300 restaurants and has committed $5,000 to support (RED)’s efforts to fight AIDS through the Global Fund, which can provide over 25,000 days of life-saving medication. The seasonal dessert is a twist on a fan favorite, the original s’more pie, featuring crushed peppermint atop a new dark chocolate graham cracker cookie.

“We believe in doing our part to create social change and are proud to partner with (RED) to generate greater impact,” said Kim Freer, Director of Cultivating Fanatics at Blaze Pizza. “It’s the season of giving and we hope to empower our guests to contribute to the fight against AIDS.”

Guests can share their support by posting a picture of their s’more pie to social media using hashtag #endAIDS and tagging @BlazePizza to raise awareness around the AIDS fight.

Since 2012, Blaze Pizza has been serving 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 your own, all for around $8. Every pizza features made-from-scratch dough crafted in house daily, all-natural meats and vegetables, and is finished in an open flame oven which cooks pizzas in three minutes. For guests with special dietary needs, Blaze offers gluten-free dough, vegan cheese, animal rennet free dairy, and tree-nut free pesto. Each of these elements have assisted the brand with becoming the fastest growing restaurant brand in history.

About Blaze PizzaRecently 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, visit www.blazepizza.com or www.facebook.com/blazepizza or click here to view a company video.

About (RED)® (RED) was founded in 2006 to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands that contribute proceeds from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund. (RED) Proud Partners include: Amazon, Apple, Bank of America, Beats by Dr. Dre, Belvedere, Claro, The Coca-Cola Company, Durex, MCM, Salesforce, SAP, Starbucks and Telcel. (RED) Special Edition partners include: aden+anais, Alessi, ALEX AND ANI, Andaz, Baxter of California, Bombas, Calm, Fatboy USA, Girl Skateboards, Montblanc, Mophie, S’well, Wanderlust and Vespa. To date, (RED) has generated more than $500 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted nearly 110 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services. Media Contact Joshua Levitt, Press Relations Josh.Levitt@blazepizza.com 949-981-0757

Blaze Pizza®, fast-fire’d®, the horizontal logo design, the proprietary name “pizzasmith” and related trademarks are the property of Blaze Pizza LLC.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/cd1baf58-f4f0-4f34-876c-cf5006311da6

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