LOS ANGELES — Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza has opened a new location in Burlington, Ont.
Since 2012, the fast-casual brand has been serving artisanal pizzas that are both fast and affordable. Each restaurant features an interactive open-kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s signature personal pizzas or create your own, all for around $13.
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.
“Our mission at Blaze is really simple — we’re taking pizza back to its roots,” says Jim Mizes, president and CEO of Blaze Pizza. “By making dough in-house, using carefully sourced ingredients and cooking by fire, we’re giving guests a great way to enjoy artisanal pizza without the wait. It’s changing the way people think about and eat pizza.”
Driven by the brand’s commitment to “Intelligent Choices for Our Pizzas, People & Planet,” the Burlington restaurant is constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, uses eco-friendly packaging and features energy-efficient LED lighting.
The restaurant has also developed a turn-key in-restaurant fundraiser program that returns 20 per cent of an event’s proceeds back to local organizations and will be partnering with local schools, sports clubs and other organizations to host fundraising events.
Blaze Pizza is being developed in Canada by Cypress Five Star, Inc., which has operated restaurants in Canada for more than nine years. The development area for Blaze Pizza includes Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
“We are excited to open our 15th Blaze Pizza restaurant in Canada and we look forward to opening more in the near future,” says Jared Taylor, VP of Blaze Pizza Operations for Cypress Five Star, Inc.