Blaze Pizza, the new restaurant at at 990 Town Center Drive in the Town Center, celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, according to the La Cañada Sun.
The location is near Sport Chalet, Chipotle, Panera Bread and The Habit Burger Grill. Patch visited Blaze Pizza this summer when it was holding a job fair, check out the video.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Blaze Pizza to La Cañada,” Sandeep Bhakta, CEO of Sajha LLC franchisee group said in a press release when the new location was announced in the spring. “The Blaze Pizza in Pasadena’s Theater District is doing great. As a new location in a neighboring town, we hope to quickly become part of the La Canada community, and make Blaze Pizza the go-to destination in town.”
Blaze Pizza uses an assembly line format (similar to Chipotle Mexican Grill®), where guests choose from any of over 40 toppings to create artisan pizzas at lightning fast speed – all for about $7.00. Each Blaze Pizza restaurant makes its own dough from scratch using a recipe that requires a 24-hour fermentation period to produce its signature light, crisp crust. Guests watch as each dough ball is pressed into an 11-inch crust. Next, they travel down the assembly line to “co-create” a signature pizza or design one of their own.
Pizzas are “fast-fire’d” in a blazing-hot oven and ready in 120 seconds. Blaze Pizza’s menu also features signature salads, fresh lemonades, craft beer & wine and house-made S’more Pies. For pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese.
“It’s whatever your taste buds are asking for, and by the time you pay your pizza is waiting for you,” said Sheela Patel, a La Crescenta native and one of four partners operating the Town Center franchise, according to the Sun.
Donna Evans contributed to this report.