Based in Pasadena, California, Blaze Pizza is one of America’s fastest growing restaurant concepts, and the emerging leader in the “build-your-own” Fast Casual pizza category. Founded by Rick and Elise Wetzel in 2011, Blaze’s mission is to serve artisanal-quality, custom-built pizzas with the freshest ingredients, at lightning fast speeds and affordable price points. Blaze earned the top spot in Fast Casual Magazine’s 2017 ranking of the restaurant industry’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers. In 2016, Blaze was recognized by Technomic as the fastest growing restaurant company in America.
Blaze currently operates over 200 locations in 32 U.S. states and Canada, including locations at Walt Disney World, the Staples Center in Los Angeles and Universal Studios Hollywood. ACG invested in Blaze’s parent company in April 2017.