Monday, August 15, 2016

Blaze Pizza, which grew fast to 150 stores, plans to go national

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

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