Blaze was the fastest-growing restaurant chain in 2015, according to research group Technomic. Now it’s poised to become the first among a new breed of pizza parlors to go truly national.
That comes with
its own challenges. Blaze is facing fierce challenges from other upstart
pizza chains eager to grab a slice of the pie. And unlike its chief
rivals, Blaze is growing by relying almost 100 percent on franchising —
which allows for speedy expansion, but could lead to issues of
consistency and quality later, analysts said.. . . more