Blaze Pizza to open 3 more restaurants

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Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza plans to open three more restaurants in the Chicago area.

The build-your-own pizza chain will open in Presidential Towers, 24 S. Clinton St., in October, and at Westfield Old Orchard Mall in Skokie in November. Blaze Pizza plans to open near the Northwestern University campus in Evanston in early 2015 .

The new restaurants will give Blaze Pizza five in this market. It has restaurants adjacent to the Belmont Red Line station and at 227 E. Ontario St.

Blaze Pizza’s assembly-line format lets guests customize their pizzas, which are baked in an open-flame oven in 3 minutes.

“Our mission at Blaze is really simple – we’re all about bringing the community a place where guests can connect, create and enjoy great pizza at crazy fast speed,” said Jim Mizes, president and chief operating officer of Blaze Pizza.

Blaze Pizza is being developed in the Chicago area by Levy Family Partners under a 15-store franchise development agreement.

The first Blaze Pizza restaurant opened August 6, 2012, in Irvine, California. The company now has restaurants in 11 states and the District of Columbia.

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