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We used to make a lot of trips to our local Toys R’ Us (please come back!). Every time we left the parking lot, I’d look at the nearby restaurants and mention Blaze Pizza — then we’d move on and grab a bite somewhere else.
Finally, I got more aggressive in my approach. Pointing out that it said “Fast Fire’d” on the marquee, I asked Josh if we could just give it a try. While we both enjoy a good pizza, neither of us are super fans*, but this place kept piquing my curiosity.
When we walked in, we had no idea that Blaze Pizza was one of the fastest-expanding restaurants in the country. It’s so popular that, in 2018, the Lebron James-backed hotspot was named America’s favorite pizza chain.
We were completely transfixed by how everything operated. Once you’ve chosen your artisanal pie (I stick with “Build Your Own”), your fresh, made from scratch dough enters an assembly line where you can choose your own sauce, cheese, and toppings before it’s thrown in a blazing hot oven right before your eyes. The truly outstanding part? It’s ready in 180 seconds! That’s insanity!
This is also great for a couple with anxiety. While Josh needs to control what’s being put on his food, I like knowing how my meal was handled. Being able to watch our pizza being prepared puts both of our minds at ease!
What We Order at Blaze Pizza
Honestly, we’ve been to Blaze Pizza so many times that I can’t even tell you what we ordered that first time. What I can tell you is that Josh’s was probably piled high with meat and mine had some sort of veggie component.
Since then, we’ve introduced our whole family to Blaze, with everyone customizing the pizza to suit their needs. It really is a fun and amazing experience to experiment with all the flavors and come out with a truly unique pie every time.
The crust is unbelievably delicious. It’s just the right amount of crispy, with with dark spots along the edges, but still tender and flavorful.
We’ve even taken Caleb a couple times. He’s sampled the pizza but he’s definitely most enthused by the drink selection. In addition to bottled beverages and sodas, there are fresh selections. If it’s got coconut in it, he loves it!
The price is incredibly affordable and we’re able to get in and out quickly, so this is an idea spot for our massive family. Just writing about it makes me want to go there right now. You know what? I think I need to run some errands… be right back!