Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza Announces Grand Opening of Third Tampa-area Location June 1

Fast-Casual Pizza Restaurant Offering Free Pizzas to App Downloaders

TAMPA, Fla., May 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the recognized leader in fast artisanal pizza, today announced that it would be opening a third location in the Tampa area on Monday, June 1st. The new restaurant, located near the University of South Florida (USF) at Fowler Avenue and North 51st Street, will provide an upgraded pizza experience along with best-in-class safety procedures for guests and team members.

The restaurant is also offering a FREE 11-inch build-your-own pizza to anyone who downloads the Blaze Pizza app between June 1st and June 7th and adds the new Fowler Avenue location as their preferred location. The free pizza reward will be accessible on the app and redeemable through the end of the month, June 30th.

Blaze Pizza will follow all of Florida’s restaurant re-opening guidelines. The brand will offer dine-in, carry out via pick-up or curbside service, and contactless delivery through its website, mobile app, and various third-party delivery partners (Door Dash, Uber Eats, and Postmates).

Additionally, Blaze Pizza will implement best-in-class safety and sanitation guidelines, including requiring masks and gloves for all team members, availability of hand sanitizer for guests, and food safety procedures validated by a third-party auditor. The Tampa Blaze Pizza will also feature the following: hiring of a Dining Room Ambassador, whose responsibilities will include wiping down high-touch surfaces frequently, providing single-use eco-friendly bags given to each guest, to store their personal masks while dining.

“Blaze Pizza is a concept built around customization and quality, clean ingredients,” said Dennis Sherer, Operating Partner for Blaze Pizza in Tampa. “Just as we are focused on providing the highest standard in pizza, we are committed to providing the highest standards in safety while offering our guests multiple ways to enjoy our pizzas.”

The new Blaze Pizza is 2,600-square-feet and offers seating for over 60 inside with nearly 20 additional seats on a covered outdoor patio. Hours of operation are 11:00 am to 10:30 pm daily. The first Tampa-area location opened in Lutz in January 2019. A second location opened in Trinity in September 2019.

The new Tampa Blaze Pizza also features a wall-size mural with an ode to USF. The new restaurant aims to build strong roots in the community by offering an in-restaurant fundraiser program, and now virtual fundraising options, that return 20% of event proceeds back to local organizations.

About Blaze Pizza
Blaze Pizza is a modern-day “pizza joint” serving up artisanal pizzas that are both fast and affordable. Whether ‘walking the line’ in the restaurant or ordering online, guests can customize one of the menu’s signature pizzas or create their own, choosing from a wide selection of real ingredients that are free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, and sweeteners. Restaurants make fresh dough from scratch which requires a 24-hour fermentation period to produce a signature light-as-air, crisp crust. For pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free and keto crusts, plus vegan cheese and plant-based spicy chorizo.

The innovative fast-casual concept has been named pizza ‘brand of the year’ by the Harris Poll in 2018, ‘America’s favorite pizza chain’ by Market Force Information in 2019 and was one of Fast Casual’s 2020 Movers & Shakers. Blaze Pizza currently operates 345 restaurants in 41 states and 6 countries. For more information, please visit,, or

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