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Maria Shriver is an American Journalist and an Author. She is a member of the Kennedy family and is the former first lady of California as the wife of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza to Open Second Atlanta Location Near SunTrust Park on December 2
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is stepping up to the plate in Atlanta, opening their second area location in Akers Mill Square (2955 Cobb Pkwy) near SunTrust Park, on Saturday, December 2

Blaze Pizza Gets Arizona Residents Fire'd Up with $5 Pizza Mondays
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza has found a way for Arizona residents to get fire'd up and beat the 'Monday Blues.' For a limited time beginning Monday, October 30, all Blaze Pizza Arizona locations, which are locally owned and operated, will offer guests the pizza of their choice for just five dollars every Monday from open until 5:00pm

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Strong Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast casual artisanal pizza concept, today announced results and highlights for the third quarter ended September 24, 2017. The build-your-own pizza chain, known for its chef-driven recipes and fun, modern restaurants, recently opened its 220th restaurant and has agreements in place to open more than 400 additional locations across the U.S

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza to Open in Fishers on October 23, will Celebrate with Free Pizza Giveaway October 24
The fastest growing restaurant in history, Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, will open its sixth Indiana location in Fishers on Monday, October 23. The fast-casual artisanal pizza concept, located at 11750 Commercial Drive in front of Target, will give away free pizzas on Tuesday, October 24, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces New Seasonal Salad and Agua Fresca Beverages
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is celebrating fall by introducing a new seasonal Roasted Squash & Quinoa Salad and two new Agua Fresca drinks, Matcha and Blueberry Hibiscus. All seasonal items were hand-selected by company Executive Chef Bradford Kent and are now available at over 200 Blaze Pizza locations.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens Second Jacksonville Location Today, Celebrates with Free Pizza Giveaway Tomorrow
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fastest growing restaurant in history, opened its second Jacksonville location today at 4488 Town Center Parkway across from St. Johns Town Center. The fast-casual artisanal pizza concept, near Publix and Starbucks, will celebrate by offering free pizzas tomorrow, Tuesday, October 10, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Blaze Pizza Gets Students Fire'd Up with "Students Drink Free" Promotion at Chicago-area Locations
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is helping students in the Chicago area feel a little better about heading back to school this fall with a special "Students Drink Free" promotion. During the entire month of October, any high school or college student with a valid ID can enjoy a FREE cold drink with the purchase of any pizza at Blaze Pizza locations across Chicagoland.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Names Shivram Vaideeswaran As Chief Marketing Officer
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast-casual artisanal pizza chain, today, announced that Shivram Vaideeswaran has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Vaideeswaran is a proven restaurant marketing executive with a deep knowledge of brand equity, guest insights, and consumer-facing technology

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Celebrates Inaugural Noncon4mist Day with $4 Pizzas After 4pm on October 4
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza celebrates unconventional thinking on October 4 by hosting "Noncon4mist Day," a national pop-up pizza party for all who blaze new trails. The company, which encourages individual expression, will offer any pizza for $4 after 4pm at the more than 200 locations across the country

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Clarksville, IN Location Opening Next Spring
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fastest growing restaurant in history, has broken ground at a Clarksville, IN location. This marks the first location in Southern Indiana for the artisanal pizza concept that's sweeping the country, and the fourth location in the Louisville area. The restaurant will be located at 1225 Veterans Square Blvd. in the new Veterans Crossing development.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens First Georgia Location Today, Celebrates with Free Pizza Giveaway Tomorrow
The summer is almost over but Blaze Pizza is heating up! Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fastest growing restaurant in history, has opened its first location in the state of Georgia today near Emory University in Decatur. The fast-casual artisanal pizza concept, located at 2131 N. Decatur Rd

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens Fifth Indiana Location Today, Celebrates with Free Pizza Giveaway Tomorrow
The fastest growing restaurant in history, Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, has opened its fifth Indiana location in Ft. Wayne today. The fast-casual artisanal pizza concept, located at the corner of Coliseum and Coldwater at 401 E. Coliseum Blvd., will give away free pizzas tomorrow (Tuesday, August 22) from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Celebrates Back-to-School by Offering $4 Pizzas on August 23
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fastest growing restaurant in history, is ringing in the new school year by offering $4.00 pizzas at all three Lexington locations on Wednesday, August 23. During the Blaze Pizza Noncon$4mist event, pizzas will be just $4.00 for all guests during normal operating hours. Limit to one pizza per guest. The offer is not valid for online orders.

Brentwood Associates Invests in Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza
Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm ("Brentwood"), today announced that it has made a significant non-controlling investment in Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza ("Blaze Pizza" or the "Company"). Blaze Pizza is the nation's leading fast-casual pizza chain with over 200 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces International Development Agreement with M.H. Alshaya Co.
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast-casual artisanal pizza chain, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive development agreement with the Kuwait-based M.H. Alshaya Co. to build and operate multiple Blaze Pizza restaurants across the Middle East and Northern Africa

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens in Mentor Today, Celebrates With Free Pizza Giveaway Tomorrow
Mentor, it's time to make some noise! Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's "Hall of Fame" worthy fast-casual, artisanal pizza concept, is opening its second Cleveland-area location today, at 9571 Mentor Ave. The new restaurant, located between Longhorn Steakhouse and Chick fil-A, is offering free pizza all day tomorrow, Wednesday, July 12, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Rocks the Summer with Vans Warped Tour
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, a fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu, announced today that it's an official sponsor of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, the largest traveling music festival in the United States. Blaze will rock the summer with a presence on the 41-stop tour, which is known for its cult-like following with over 500,000 concertgoers each year.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens in Worthington Today, Celebrates With Free Pizza Day Tomorrow
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast-casual artisanal pizza concept, is opening its second Columbus-area location today, at 7166 N. High St. in Worthington. The new restaurant, located south of I-270, next to Starbucks, is offering free pizza all day tomorrow (Tuesday, June 6) from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza joins EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES 2017
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza today announced it has teamed up with (RED) during the month of June to support the fight against AIDS. As part of the month-long EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign, the company will rebrand its popular Red Vine pizza as the '(RED) Vine' in each of the company's nearly 200 restaurants throughout the country

Blaze Pizza's Summer "Unternship" Program Rewrites The Rules
In the dining room of one of Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza's nearly 200 restaurants, emblazoned are the words "Unfollow the Rules." The statement is emblematic of the company's independent spirit -- and the disruptive force it has become in the restaurant industry

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces New California Coast Location
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual artisanal pizza concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, announced today that it will open a new California Coast location, in Santa Barbara, on Thursday, December 15th. To celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant will offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas on Friday, December 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m

Blaze-Fast Fire'd Pizza Opens Holly Springs, North Carolina Location Today; Celebrates With Free Pizza for Diners All Day Tomorrow to Benefit Holly Springs Food Cupboard
The wait is over, Holly Springs! Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast casual pizza concept, opens its Holly Springs location today. To celebrate, Blaze is offering free pizza all day tomorrow (Friday, November 18) from 11 am to 10 pm. All you have to do to claim your free pizza is follow Blaze Pizza on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens Midlothian, Virginia Location Today; Will Celebrate With Free Pizza Giveaway Tomorrow
Finally, it's here! Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast-casual, artisanal pizza concept, opens its debut location in Midlothian today -- and you're invited to get in on the fun with free pizza all day tomorrow, November 18 from 11 am to 10 pm. The restaurant is located at 12701 Stone Village Way

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Soon To Open New Louisiana Locations
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it will soon open two new Louisiana locations, in New Orleans and Shreveport. The New Orleans restaurant, which features a 2,400 square foot interior with seating for 56, and an exterior patio with seating for 14, will open in early 2017 at 5001 Freret St

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Launches New Desserts
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual artisanal pizza concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced the introduction of two new house-prepared desserts, a chocolate chip cookie sprinkled with sea salt, and a decadent chocolate brownie, brushed with olive oil

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Opens First Lynchburg, Virginia Location Today; Will Celebrate With Free Pizza Giveaway Tomorrow
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast-casual, build your own pizza concept, opens its first location in Lynchburg today. Residents are invited to celebrate the new restaurant with free pizza tomorrow, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat will be eligible for a custom-built pizza on the house.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens Drexel University Location in Philadelphia Today; Announces Free Pizza Giveaway All Day Tomorrow
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast-casual, artisanal pizza concept, is turning up the heat today with the opening of its newest location at Drexel University in Philadephia. The restaurant is located next to campus at 3400 Lancaster Avenue. To celebrate the new location, the community is invited to Free Pizza Day tomorrow, Friday, October 21, from 11:00 a.m. to midnight

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza in Louisville to Host October 20 Fundraiser and Birthday Party to Raise Funds for Research Around Rare DBA Disease
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast casual pizza concept, announced today its three Louisville area locations will raise money on Thursday, October 20 to help fund research for a rare disease affecting a young, local resident.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens Second Ann Arbor, Michigan Location Today; Celebrates With Free Pizza Giveaway Tomorrow Benefiting University of Michigan & Eastern Michigan University Food Banks
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast casual pizza concept, opens its second Ann Arbor, Michigan restaurant today at 980A West Eisenhower Parkway in Cranbrook Village. To celebrate the grand opening, Blaze is offering free pizza tomorrow, Tuesday, October 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens Third Louisville Location at the Paddock Shops Monday, October 10; Will Celebrate With Free Pizza Tuesday, October 11
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast casual, build your own pizza concept, announced today it will open a new location at The Paddock Shops in Louisville on Monday, October 10. Diners are invited to celebrate the opening with free pizza on Tuesday, October 11 from 11 am to 9 pm

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Becomes Official Pizza of STAPLES Center
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast casual artisanal pizza chain, announced today that it will open a restaurant at iconic STAPLES Center, its first location inside a sports and entertainment venue. As a part of the agreement, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, Blaze Pizza will be the exclusive pizza of STAPLES Center and an official partner of the LA Kings

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Holly Springs, North Carolina Location Opening This November
Look out, Holly Springs! Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast-casual, artisanal pizza concept that's sweeping the country, announced today the opening of its first Holly Springs, North Carolina location. The restaurant, located in the Holly Springs Towne Center at 316 Grand Hill Place, is next to Ovation Cinema Grill.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza to Open Second Philadelphia Location at Drexel University This October
Summer is coming to an end, but Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast-casual artisanal pizza concept, is still turning up the heat as it prepares to open its newest Philadelphia location at Drexel University this October. The restaurant will be located next to campus at 3400 Lancaster Avenue.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens First Ann Arbor, Michigan Location Today; Will Celebrate With Free Pizza Giveaway Tomorrow to Benefit Food Gatherers
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast casual pizza concept, opens its first restaurant in Ann Arbor, Michigan today at 3500 Washtenaw Avenue, across from the Arborland Mall. To celebrate the grand opening, Blaze is offering free pizza tomorrow, Tuesday, August 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to anyone that follows Blaze Pizza on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza to Open First Midlothian, Virginia Restaurant This Fall
Richmond: get ready to partake in the pizza trend that's sweeping the nation! Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the leading fast-casual, build-your-own-pizza concept, announced today that it will open its debut location in Midlothian, Virginia this fall.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Introduces Agua Fresca Beverages
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual artisanal pizza concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced the introduction of its Agua Fresca drinks

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens First Tulsa, Oklahoma Restaurant Today; Celebrates With Free Pizza Giveaway Tomorrow
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast-casual pizza concept, opens its first area restaurant today at The Walk at Tulsa Hills and will offer free pizza tomorrow from 10 am to 10 pm to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Grand Openings in Fort Worth and The Colony
As the temperature rises in the DFW Metroplex, locals and visitors will soon experience a different kind of heat wave with the opening of Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza in Fort Worth and The Colony. The fast-casual artisanal pizza concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants will officially open its doors on Thursday, July 7, in both Fort Worth (5925 Convair Dr

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Set to Open 150th Restaurant as It Builds National Footprint
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast-casual pizza chain, today announced that its 150th restaurant is set to open next month in Houston, its fourth location in this Texas market. With restaurants now open in 31 states and development underway in 48 of the top 50 U.S. markets, Blaze Pizza's expansion is now primarily focused on building brand presence in existing markets

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza to Open First Lynchburg Location This Summer
Lynchburg: it's time to prepare your taste buds for a new take on one of America's favorite dishes. Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading fast-casual, build-your-own-pizza concept, will open its debut location in Lynchburg late this summer

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Soon to Open Two New Canada Locations
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it will soon open two new international locations, both in Calgary, Canada, in January. The highly anticipated openings are the second and third Canada locations for Blaze Pizza, which debuted in Toronto near Yonge-Dundas Square in October

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens in Garner Today, Will Offer Free Pizza Tomorrow
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast casual artisanal pizza concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, announced today the opening of their second North Carolina location, in Garner, conveniently located at 140 Cabela Drive (near Cabela's and Starbucks)

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Soon to Open in Bakersfield, CA
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it will soon open in Bakersfield. The highly anticipated restaurant, which features a 2,500 square foot interior with seating for 60 inside and an additional 25 seats on an outdoor patio, will open in January in the California Pavilion (3900 California Ave.).

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Is 'Going Clean' as It Expands Beyond 100 Locations
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's largest and fastest growing build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it has passed the "century" mark, with 103 restaurants now open and 87 additional sites currently in development

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens in Williamsburg Today, Offering Free Pizza Tomorrow!
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is making history as it opens its first location in the Revolutionary City. The nation's leading fast-casual pizza concept today announced the opening of its Williamsburg, VA location at 5134 Main Street, in the New Town Shopping Center. To celebrate the grand opening, the build-your-own pizza concept will be offering free pizza tomorrow -- November 20, from 11:00 a.m

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Opens in Tallahassee Today, Offering Free Pizza Tomorrow
Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza is making its first appearance in the state's capital, and announced today the opening of its Tallahassee location at 220 S. Magnolia Dr. next to the Tallahassee Ford Lincoln Dealership. To celebrate the opening of its seventh Florida location, the build-your-own pizza concept will be offering free pizza tomorrow -- November 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Soon to Open New Los Angeles Area Location
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it will soon open a new Los Angeles area location in Hawthorne

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Soon to Open Near University of Connecticut Campus
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it will soon open a new location at Storrs Center, a walkable downtown located adjacent to the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Soon to Open Second Restaurant in Upstate New York
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it will soon open a new location in Albany. The highly anticipated opening is the second Upstate New York location for Blaze Pizza, which debuted in Schenectady's Mohawk Commons Shopping Center (400 Balltown Rd.) in September

PBS's Next Avenue Reveals "2015 Influencers in Aging" Honoring 50 Thought Leaders Who Are Redefining Aging
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - October 28, 2015) - What do activist Maria Shriver, cartoonist Roz Chast and NPR correspondent Ina Jaffe have in common with musician Glen Campbell, explorer Dan Buettner and bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel? They are all among the 50 remarkable people named as the first Next Avenue Influencers in Aging

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza to Open First Austin, TX Location
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it will soon open its first Austin location

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza to Open Two New Los Angeles Area Locations
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it will soon open two new Los Angeles area locations, in Cerritos and Whittier, this November. The Cerritos location, which will feature a 2,400 square foot interior with seating for 50 inside and an outdoor patio, is located at 11263 183rd St

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza to Open New Indianapolis Location
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it will soon open a new Indiana location in Indianapolis. The opening is the third Indianapolis area location for Blaze Pizza, which debuted in February 2014 with its first restaurant near IUPUI (Lockefield Commons, 913 Indiana Ave.)

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces First Endorsement Deal With Global Icon LeBron James
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's largest and fastest growing build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it has signed a multi-year endorsement deal with global icon and NBA All-Star LeBron James

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Adds New Southern California Location in Palmdale
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it will soon open a new Southern California location, in Palmdale. The highly anticipated Blaze Pizza restaurant, which features a 2,300 square foot space, will open in December in Palmdale's Antelope Valley Mall (1233 W. Rancho Vista Blvd

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza to Open Second Raleigh-Durham Area Location
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it will soon open its second North Carolina location, in Garner. The highly anticipated restaurant, which will feature a 2,500 square foot interior with seating for 60 inside and additional outdoor seating, will open in December in Garner (140 Cabela Dr

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza to Open New Minneapolis Location
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it will soon open a new Minnesota location. The highly anticipated opening is the second Minneapolis area location for Blaze Pizza, which debuted in St. Louis Park at the Shoppes at Knollwood (8126 Hwy 7) in July

Critically-Acclaimed Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Debuts in Virginia This November
Yet another history-making event will soon take place in Williamsburg as residents get the chance to try a totally new take on one of America's favorite foods -- Blaze Pizza. The nation's leading fast-casual pizza conceptorcasually, today announced that it will soon expand its East Coast presence by opening its first Virginia location, in Williamsburg

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Set to Open in Downtown Newark in November
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it will soon open a new location in Newark, New Jersey

Critically-Acclaimed Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza to Open in Tallahassee This November
There's no debate necessary; residents in the sunshine state's capital will soon find bi-partisan consensus when Blaze Pizza opens its doors this fall. The nation's leading build-your-own pizza concept announced today that the first Tallahassee location will soon open at 216 N. Magnolia Drive, next to the Tallahassee Ford Lincoln dealership

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza & Levy Family Partners Expand to Five Chicago Area Restaurants
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will soon be opening three new locations in the greater Chicago area. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, will expand its footprint to five locations in the metro by early 2015

Sarasota to Get First Nationally Acclaimed Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza This January
There's not enough water surrounding Sarasota to put out the "blaze" that will hit in just over one month. Pizza lovers, get ready for a newer, faster experience with the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain -- Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza!

Knoxville Blaze Pizza Open for Business!
Cold temperatures may be sweeping in, but Knoxville is a-blaze with FREE pizza to celebrate the opening of Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, a new-fast casual pizza concept.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza and Levy Family Partners Announce Grand Opening of First Chicago Suburb Restaurant in Westfield Old Orchard Mall
Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will expand its Chicago area presence, with its first suburban location in Skokie on Thursday, November 20. To celebrate the grand opening, the new restaurant will offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas on Friday, November 21 between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Coming Soon to The Ohio State University
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will soon be opening its second Ohio location, in Columbus, at The Ohio State University

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Set to Open 70th Restaurant
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's largest and fastest growing build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that its 70th restaurant is set to open in March in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, TX

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Coming Soon to Florida
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will soon be coming to Florida with plans to open eight locations in the state by the end of 2015. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, is scheduled to open its first Florida location in Ft

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Expands to Seven Northern California Restaurants
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will soon be opening six additional locations across Northern California. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants will expand its footprint to seven locations in the greater San Francisco and Sacramento areas by late 2015

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Free Pizza Day at Newly Opened Restaurant in Bethesda, MD's Montgomery Mall on Thursday, October 2nd
Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that, to celebrate its recent opening in Bethesda, Maryland, the new restaurant will offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas on Thursday, October 2 between 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Coming Soon to North Carolina
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will soon be opening its first North Carolina location, near Raleigh-Durham. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, is scheduled to open in December 2014

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Coming Soon to Idaho
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will soon be opening its first Idaho location in Meridian. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, is scheduled to open in November 2014

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Expands to Nine Orange County Restaurants
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will soon be opening four new locations in Orange County. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, expands its footprint in the area to nine locations

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Coming Soon to South Florida
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will soon be coming to South Florida. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, will have three area locations by early 2015. The first restaurant will open in Ft

CORRECTION - Opera Sensation Carly Paoli Becomes Bedat & Co. 'Mezzo Soprano in Residence'
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Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Expands to Four Greater New York Area Restaurants
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will soon be opening three new locations in the greater New York/New Jersey area. New Yorkers got their first taste of Blaze Pizza in July when the company opened its first location on the East Coast, in West Babylon's Great South Bay Shopping Center (1047 West Montauk Highway)

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Expands to Eleven Los Angeles County Restaurants
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will soon be opening locations in Westfield's Topanga Mall and the University of Southern California. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants will expand its footprint to 11 locations in the Los Angeles area by early 2015

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Coming Soon to Tennessee
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will soon be opening its first Tennessee location in Knoxville. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, is scheduled to open in November 2014

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Expands to Three San Diego Area Restaurants
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will soon be opening two new San Diego area locations in October. With these additions, the fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, expands its footprint to three restaurants in the metro

Opera Sensation Carly Paoli Becomes Bedat & Co. 'Mezzo Soprano in Residence'
Swiss luxury timepiece brand Bedat & Co. is delighted to announce that it has appointed British Mezzo Soprano Carly Paoli, as a brand Ambassador.

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza Set to Open 40th Restaurant; Adds Nine Franchise Groups & Grows Development Pipeline to 315 Units in 33 States & D.C.
Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, the nation's largest and fastest growing build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that its 40th restaurant is set to open next month in San Diego, CA. The fast-casual pizza chain, known for its chef-driven recipes and casually hip restaurants, also announced that it has signed nine new area development agreements that will add 67 franchise restaurants to its pipeline

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza & Levy Family Partners Announce Grand Opening of First Chicago Location
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza today announced that it will open its first Chicago location at 953 W. Belmont Avenue on Thursday, December 19. To celebrate the grand opening, Blaze Pizza will offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas to its Facebook fans on Friday, December 20 from 10 am until midnight

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Expansion to New Jersey
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the leader in the fast-casual build-your-own pizza category, today announced that Green Brook, NJ-based AMPAL Group has signed an agreement to develop ten franchise stores in Central and Northern New Jersey. The first New Jersey restaurant is expected to open later this year in a location that has not yet been announced.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Grand Opening of Brookfield, WI Location
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza today announced the opening of its newest location in Brookfield at The Brownstones Shopping Center. To celebrate, the restaurant is set to offer its custom built, fast-fire'd artisan pizzas FREE to Blaze Pizza's Facebook fans on Tuesday, November 19, between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Franchise Expansion in TX, LA, MS, AL & NC
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the leading build your own artisanal pizza chain, today announced that Saddles Blazin', LLC, a subsidiary of Paradigm Investment Group, has signed an agreement to develop 19 franchise locations across a southern corridor that includes San Antonio TX, Austin TX, New Orleans LA, Jackson MS and Birmingham AL

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Eight New Southern California Locations
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the leading fast-casual built-to-order artisanal pizza brand, today announced that it will open eight new restaurants in Southern California in the coming months

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Coming Soon to ISLA VISTA, CA
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the leader in the fast casual built-to order pizza category, today announced that it will soon be opening a new location near the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Adds 20th Franchise Group to Its Growing Developer Network
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the leading fast-casual built-to-order artisan pizza brand, today announced that it has signed agreements with four separate franchise groups to develop a total of 31 Blaze Pizza restaurants in Houston TX, Baltimore MD, Washington DC, Rapid City SD and Ontario/Riverside CA

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Hires Jim Mizes as President/COO
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the leader in the fast-casual artisan pizza category, today announced the appointment of Jim Mizes as President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Mizes will be responsible for leading the ongoing national expansion of Blaze Pizza.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Expansion to Michigan, Ohio, Indiana & Northern California
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the leader in the fast-casual build-your-own pizza category, today announced that two elite-level multi-unit franchise groups have signed agreements to develop eight stores in Detroit & Grand Rapids, MI, seven stores in Columbus, OH, six stores in Indianapolis and 10 stores in the East Bay & South Bay regions of Northern California

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Signs Franchise Development Agreement With Levy Family Partners
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the leader in the fast-casual build-your-own pizza category, today announced that an affiliate of Levy Family Partners has signed an agreement to develop 15 franchise stores in Chicago and 10 franchise stores in Miami

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Signs 20-Store Franchise Agreement for Los Angeles County
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the leader in the fast casual build-your-own pizza category, today announced that LA Metro Blaze Pizza Holding Co, LLC has signed an agreement to open 20 franchise stores in the greater Los Angeles area over the next five years

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Midwest Expansion
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, a leader in the fast-casual build-your-own pizza category, today announced that Walch Hospitality Group, LLC, led by John Walch, has signed an agreement to develop six franchise stores in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Signs Lease at Rolling Hills Plaza in Torrance, CA
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, a pioneer of the fast-casual build-your-own artisan pizza category, today announced that the company will soon open a location in Rolling Hills Plaza at 2625 Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance, California

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Ten Stores Open or Under Development
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, a pioneer in the build-your-own fast-casual artisan pizza category, today announced that the Driz/Koral group has signed an agreement to develop five franchise stores in Southern California, the first three of which are slated to open in Spring 2013

Blaze Pizza's Executive Chef Honored by Zagat
Blaze Pizza, a pioneer in the fast-casual artisan pizza category, announced that the company's Executive Chef, and owner of Olio Pizzeria & Café in Los Angeles, Bradford Kent and the pizzas he crafts were featured in Zagat's "Destination Pizzas: 10 Pies Worth a Trip."

Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (May 29, 2013 – June 5, 2013)
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of May 29, 2013 – June 5, 2013.

Blaze Pizza Announces Southern California Franchise Expansion
Blaze Pizza, a pioneer in the fast-casual artisan pizza category, today announced that Sajha, LLC has signed an agreement to develop three franchise stores in Southern California. Sajha, led by Sandeep Bhakta, along with Kamal Patel, will open three Blaze Pizza locations in the Los Angeles area, the first of which is slated to launch in spring 2013.

Rod Lucio Joins Blaze Pizza as Vice President of Real Estate
Blaze Pizza, a pioneer in the fast-casual artisan pizza category, today announced the appointment of Rod Lucio as Vice President of Real Estate. In this role, Lucio will spearhead the company's real estate development and acquisition, bringing Blaze Pizza franchises to markets across the country, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Denver, and Boston.

Blaze Pizza Hires Carolyne Canady as Vice President of Franchise Sales
Blaze Pizza, a pioneer in the fast-casual artisan pizza category, today announced the appointment of Carolyne Canady as Vice President of Franchise Sales. In this role, Canady is responsible for franchise recruitment and developing and implementing expansion plans, including bringing Blaze Pizza franchises to major markets such as Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and San Francisco.

Blaze Pizza Fires Up National Growth Plans
Blaze Pizza, a pioneer in the fast-casual artisan pizza category, today announced expanded franchise growth plans based on the success of the company's first two locations. Sales at Blaze Pizza's Irvine location, a 2,600 square-foot space, are exceeding expectations, with consistent long lines at both lunch and dinner

The California Women's Conference -- The Women's Economy Starts Here
The California Women's Conference, an internationally acclaimed forum for the world's most influential voices, hearts and minds, returns to the Long Beach Convention Center for its 28th conference on September 23-24th, 2012. This year's theme is "The Women's Economy Starts Here."

Becks takes sons for LA Kings match in LA
David Beckham and his three boys Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz spent some time together, sans Victoria and Harper, when they went to Los Angeles Staples Center to watch the LA Kings take on the New Jersey Devils.

Arnie and Maria Shriver show united front at son's high school graduation
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver put their personal differences aside to support their teenaged son at his graduation from high school.

Arnie 'getting along really well' with estranged wife Maria Shriver
Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that he is getting along "really well" with his estranged wife, Maria Shriver, a year after publicly admitting that he fathered a love child with a household staffer.

Arnie and ex wife Maria Shriver reunite for daughter's graduation day
Arnold Schwarzenegger reunited with his estranged wife Maria Shriver for their daughter Katherine's graduation from the University of Southern California (USC).

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'not holding hope for reconciliation with wife'
Arnold Schwarzenegger is said to be have resigned to the fact that, despite the best of his efforts, his marriage to Maria Shriver is coming to an end.

Arnie all praise for his 'wife' and her Kennedy family during speech in NY
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is pulling out all the stops to get back into the good books of the Kennedy's again and win back his estranged wife and one of the clan's daughter Maria Shriver, repeatedly praised them at a speech in New York.

Arnie all praises for his 'wife' and her Kennedy family during speech in NY
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is pulling out all the stops to get back into the good books of the Kennedy's again and win back his estranged wife and one of the clan's daughter Maria Shriver, repeatedly praised them at a speech in New York.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's son hurt in ski accident
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's son Patrick suffered a skiing accident in Sun Valley, Idaho and had to be taken to the hospital on a stretcher.

Arnold Schwarzenegger says divorce is still on
Arnold Schwarzenegger has rebuffed rumours of a reconciliation with his separated wife Maria Shriver, insisting that they are still going to divorce.

Arnie and wife take up 'marriage counselling'
Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly attending "marriage counselling" sessions with his wife Maria Shriver.

Maria Shriver 'has no plans' to reconcile with Arnie
Maria Shriver has reportedly not changed her mind since filing for divorce from estranged husband Arnold Schwarzenegger in July 2011.

Arnie and Maria Shriver's lunch sparks reconciliation rumours
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have sparked the rumours of an impending reconciliation, as the two were spotted leaving a restaurant on Tuesday after sharing a cosy lunch together.

Ryan Reynolds voted top celeb women would cheat on their hubbies with
Ryan Reynolds has topped a new list of hunks that women would most like to cheat on their partners with.

'Bulimic' Gaga spent most of her high school days throwing up
Lady Gaga has revealed that her desire to have a "skinny ballerina body" made her bulimic as a teenager.

I'm not responsible for my wife Mary's suicide, says Robert Kennedy Jr
Robert Kennedy Jrm, whose wife Mary committed suicide, has insisted that he was not responsible for it.

Maria Shriver unsure of divorcing Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife, Maria Shriver, is reportedly having second thoughts about divorcing the star.

Arnie's tell-all memoir to reveal details of divorce, love child scandal
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is planning an autobiography about his life and will be released in October 2012.

Arnie split and son's accident left Maria Shriver 'confused'
Maria Shriver has admitted that her split from Arnold Schwarzenegger and her son Christopher's accident left her "feeling down and confused".

Arnie's 'awkward' meeting with estranged wife Maria
Arnold Schwarzenegger and his estranged wife Maria Shriver had an awkward meeting at the Diane von Furstenberg store in LA when both showed up to support their daughter Katherine.

Arnie wears 'I Survived Maria 1977-2010' tee shirt just months after separating
Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to be looking at the funny side of things after separating from his estranged wife Maria Shriver over his love child scandal.

Arnie's kid Christopher feeling 'excellent' after release from hospital
Love rat Arnold Schwarzenegger's and his estranged wife Maria Shriver's child, Christopher,is back in good health.

Maria Shriver brushing-up on her old journalism career
Former First Lady of California Maria Shriver is said to have picked up her old journalism career again.

Katherine Schwarzenegger considered changing surname legally
Katherine Schwarzenegger's has revealed that she has often considered changing her surname in a bid to make dating easier.

I've always been way closer to my mom: Katherine Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's daughter Katherine has revealed that she has always been closer to her mother than her father.

Maria Shriver celebrates Arnie's b'day with him
Arnold Schwarzenegger and estranged wife Maria Shriver reportedly put aside all differences for one day to celebrate the 'Terminator' star's 64th birthday along with their two sons.

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