Blaze Pizza is the nation's leading fast-casual, build-your-own pizza franchise
With more than 340 restaurants across 38 states and 6 countries. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Los Angeles, we’re committed to delivering a one-of-a-kind customer experience, serving high-quality products featuring ingredients free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, and sweeteners.
Known for our savory artisanal pizzas and a customizable, made-to-order menu, we lead the industry in innovation and product excellence, resulting in top spots on:
Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list
Fast Casual's Top 100 Movers and Shakers list
Franchise Times' Fast and Serious list
We take pride in the emphasis we place on humanity
We take pride in the emphasis we place on humanity — recognition of and appreciation for our guests, our franchisees, and our employees. We know our success has not been achieved in a vacuum; it’s a direct result of all the hard work our franchisees and employees have put in, and all the trust and loyalty we’ve earned from our customers.
We’re also extremely proud of our CEO, Mandy Shaw, one of the few women to head a major franchise brand, and a rock star in the industry.
"She’s demonstrated a blend of entrepreneurial spirit, brand vision and operational expertise that make her the perfect fit to lead this company," says our co-founder, Rick Wetzel.
Mandy exemplifies perfectly what makes the Blaze build-your-own pizza franchise investment such a premier one, and why our brand has enjoyed unprecedented growth.
You also can’t get to know Blaze without getting to know Chef Brad Kent
Known locally as the “Pizza-Whisperer”, Chef Brad was tapped by our founders to create the perfect assembly line pizza - and did he ever. As you discover more about our great brand, you’ll learn about the great lengths to which Chef Brad went to source the best ingredients for our products, bar-none. We think our pizza is a true differentiator and our #1 competitive advantage over the other guys. Why else would you be considering Blaze?