New Pizza chain coming to our area

Blaze Pizza signs deal for 3 local franchises

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A national pizza chain has signed a deal to enter the Chattanooga market.

Blaze Pizza has signed a franchise agreement with developer Bob Martino for three restaurants to open in our area over several years.

The first will be at The Gateway in East Ridge, opening this fall.

Blaze Pizza serves “savory artisanal pizzas and customizable made-to-order menu featuring fresh natural ingredients free from artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners.”

The chain, based in Los Angeles, has 340 restaurants across the U.S. and six other countries.

“Real estate development veterans like myself are able to easily pinpoint companies that are doing things right like Blaze Pizza. I was first introduced to the brand like most of us – as a customer and fan. The product Blaze offers is truly unmatched by anyone else in the business, and when I was presented with the idea of franchising with the brand, I didn’t think twice about it,” said Martino. “I have a deep understanding of the Chattanooga market, and as a long-time fan of Blaze myself, I have no doubt that the community will fall in love with the brand’s premium fresh ingredients and signature customizable menu offerings.”

The Gateway is the development around the new CHI Memorial Stadium next to I 75 in East Ridge.

The 110 acre complex will feature apartments, townhomes, offices, retailers and restaurants in addition to the soccer complex.

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