Be There or Be Square
The Sarasota Blaze Pizza, located at 215 North Cattleman Rd (across from University Town Center Mall near Super Target) celebrated its grand opening just over 1 month ago when over 1000 free pizzas were given away on Free Pizza Day. Now, Blaze is “unfollowing the rules” again for the sake of pi!
“Blaze is always looking for new and inventive ways to share our enthusiasm for pizza with the public, including Pi Day,” said Dennis Sherer, Blaze Managing Partner in North Central Florida. “At Blaze, we serve up delicious pizza, with topping combinations that are almost as infinite as Pi. “
Blaze Pizza is a modern day “pizza joint” known for its custom-built artisanal pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and s’more pies. Each restaurant features an interactive assembly-line format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s signature pizzas or create their own, choosing from a wide selection of fresh, artisanal ingredients – all for under $8 (or for $3.14 on Pi Day!). The generously-sized 11-inch pizzas are then sent to a blazing hot open-flame oven – the centerpiece of the restaurant – where dedicated pizzasmiths ensure that the thin-crust pies are fast-fire’d and ready to eat in just 180 seconds. For pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese. The Sarasota Blaze also offers selection of wine and craft beers.
Full details about the Instagram promotion are available at blazepizza.com/piday.
The Sarasota Blaze is managed by the Louisville, Kentucky-based Millennial Restaurant Group (MRG), which is franchising the concept in four states including Tennessee, Florida, Georgia and Kentucky. The partnership consists of James Patterson Sr., Jim Patterson II, Ulysses (Junior) Bridgeman, Wayne Albritton and Collins Cogan.
About Blaze Pizza
The first Blaze Pizza® restaurant opened on August 6, 2012 in Irvine, CA, and quickly gained attention for its chef-driven recipes and “build-your-own pizza” assembly-line format. Described by Zagat as “One of 10 Innovative Restaurants in Los Angeles,” Blaze Pizza is developing a cult following as it expands across the U.S. The company currently operates restaurants in 15 states and the District of Columbia, including the major metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel (co-founder of Wetzel’s Pretzels), the concept is backed by investors including LeBron James, Maria Shriver, Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner and movie producer John Davis. For more information, please visit blazepizza.com and facebook.com/blazepizza.