Restaurant to provide visitors with free pizzas all day

Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza is giving fans in Porterville a reason to celebrate. Today the popular chain will open a 2,400 square foot open kitchen restaurant with interior seating for 62 and an exterior patio next to the Habit Burger at 1174 W. Henderson Ave.

To celebrate the opening of the company’s newest locally-owned and operated Porterville restaurant, anyone who visits Blaze’s new location today from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and downloads the Blaze Pizza App will receive a free build your own pizza. Don’t forget to grab a freshly-made salad, iconic blood orange lemonade, or s’more pie dessert on your way out.

Martha Olmos, Blaze Pizza franchisee and long time resident of Porterville, said, “We are thrilled to open our third restaurant in Tulare County. We love the people in Tulare County and we are pleased to be a part of the wonderful community culture. We thank the Porterville people for supporting and embracing Blaze Pizza.”

Driven by its commitment to “Intelligent Choices for Pizzas, People & Planet,” the Porterville restaurant is constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, uses eco-friendly packaging, and features energy-efficient LED lighting.

Blaze Pizza is looking forward to building strong roots within the Porterville community. The local restaurant has developed a turn-key in-restaurant fundraiser program that returns 20 percent of an event’s proceeds back to local organizations, and will be partnering with local schools, sports clubs and other organizations to host fundraising events. The Porterville restaurant will also create 50 jobs locally.

Each Blaze Pizza restaurant features an interactive open-kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s signature pizzas or create their own, choosing from a wide selection of ingredients. For pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese.

“Our mission at Blaze is really simple – we’re taking pizza back to its roots,” said Jim Mizes, president & CEO of Blaze Pizza. “By making dough in-house, using carefully sourced ingredients, and cooking by fire, we’re giving guests a great way to enjoy artisanal pizza without the wait. It’s changing the way people think about and eat pizza.”

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