Blaze Fast- Fire’d Pizza (Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Sarasota )
***** Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, 2146 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 923-9353
Way-back on July 3, 2014 Jeff Eats did a story (reprinted down below) about California based “make your own” pizza chain Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza-and its plans to enter the Florida market…
Long story short, Blaze currently has something like 60 locations nationwide which include 1-in Boca Raton, 1-in Fort Lauderdale. 1-in Gainesville, 1-in Sarasota…locations in Davie, Orlando, Tallahassee, Jacksonville are under construction.
Yesterday, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats gave Blaze’s Boca Raton joint which opened a couple of weeks ago- a shot and I gotta tell you that we were impressed! By the way, the joint has both inside and outdoor patio seating- so you guys with dogs…
Now, nothing for nothing, Henry Ford invented this assembly-line “thing” a hundred years ago, or at least I think he did…and Subway and Chipotle have it down to a science…that said- dough, pick your sauce, pick your toppings- into a stone hearth oven for 3 minutes- pay $5-$10- 11″ pizza delivered to your table!
Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats did a Simple Pie (mozzarella, parmesan, red sauce) and a Meat Eater (pepperoni, crumbled meatballs, red onion, mozzarella, red sauce) and like I just said, very impressed. Delicious crust, nice sweet sauce- and it didn’t taste like “fast food”…as good- as most of the full service coal-oven and wood fired pizza joints down here-that bang you for a whole lot more money!
For sure, Blaze has the obligatory salads- but the real game here is pizza.
Trust Jeff Eats, you won’t be disappointed!
You can check the Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza story/menu/locations/info out at blazepizza.com.
Blaze Fast- Fire’d Pizza is open 7 days a week 11am-10pm
One final note, not to sound like a college professor or nothing- but if you check, Jeff Eats has a couple of stories about the “make your own” pizza business- hopefully this “pizza segment” doesn’t mimic the self-serve yogurt craze of just a few short years ago…a word to the wise to potential franchisees and others- THERE ARE ONLY JUST SO MANY OF THESE TYPE JOINTS THAT ANY ONE GIVEN MARKET CAN COMFORTABLY HANDLE!
July 3, 2014
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza.
Way back on December 29, 2011 Jeff Eats did a story on-the make your own fast food pizza business. If you like, you can read that story, if not, not!
In recent years, a number of “make your own pizza” joints have opened in the United States…you can do the research-there are a ton of franchise operations peddling the concept…right off the top of my head, Uncle Maddio’s, Top That! Pizza, Your Pie, Pie-Ology, Pie-Lingual, MOD Pizza, Pie Five Pizza–if Jeff Eats “gave” it some thought, I’m sure I could up with other-names.
Real simple concept,
You pick your dough, you pick your sauce, you pick your cheese, you pick your toppings…the pizza is “assembled” in front of you at the counter, then cooked and delivered to your table. No brain cancer surgery here, you’ve seen the “assembly line” formula used on subs, yogurt, soft serve, burgers, hot dogs-before.
Just wanted to let you guys know -that Lebron James just invested in a Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza franchise that plans on opening 10 Florida stores…not sure of exact locations, but at least one of these-make your own pizza joints will be in Boca Raton -and plans to be open sometime within the next 6 months. Really know very little about Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza except that the parent comes out of California and that it currently has something like 25 locations in the western part of the United States with a heavy presence in California.
Can’t resist…I guess that all of that Heat money is burning a hole in Lebron’s pocket.
Let’s keep an eye out for Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza…and see if Lebron knows how to play in the fast food make your own pizza league.
You can follow Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza at blazepizza.com.
I ate there last week and the pizza was excellent.
You are right, that too many of these type places could be in the cards.
There are tons of other players and Chipotle is rolling out its own pizza version.
I think that what may help here is that they aren’t cheap to build so that may limit the number.
LeBron James is an investor in Blaze. It think it will be a HUGE winner in the US pizza wars…
Other than knowing how to play basketball Lebron James is a freaking mental midget.
It’s an interesting concept but I really don’t think that it will last very long. Why go to a joint like this when you can walk into any mom & pop pizza joint and buy a slice with A Cke? There really isn’t a need for this concept.
Wrong, go to Chipotle (the hottest stock in retail food with a $20+ billion market cap) and it is the same concept just with pizza instead of spanish food…
My family and I ate in Boca store yesterday and loved it.