CLARKSVILLE, Ind., June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the recognized leader in fast, artisanal pizza, is giving fans in Clarksville a reason to celebrate! The new restaurant will open on Monday, June 18 in Clarksville at 1225 Veterans Square Blvd. across the street from Chick-fil-A. The new restaurant will offer free pizzas to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat on Tuesday, June 19, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Millennial Restaurant Group, the Louisville-based franchisee developing the concept throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana, opened their first location in Louisville in 2014. The franchise group operates six locations in Kentucky – three in Louisville, two in Lexington, and one in Bowling Green. The new 2,700-square-foot restaurant is the first Blaze Pizza in Southern Indiana and includes seating for 75 inside with 30 seats on an outdoor patio. The Clarksville restaurant has also created 45 local jobs.

Blaze Pizza serves up artisanal pies that are both fast and affordable. Each restaurant features an interactive open kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s generously-sized, personal signature pizzas - or create their own - all for around $8. Every pizza boasts made-from-scratch dough crafted in-house daily, all-natural meats and vegetables, and is finished in an open-flame oven that cooks pizzas in just three minutes. For guests with special dietary needs, Blaze offers gluten-free dough, vegan cheese, and tree-nut free pesto.

“Clarksville’s thriving retail and restaurant scene make this area a perfect fit for our flagship Southern Indiana restaurant,” said Beth Duncan, Operating Partner for Blaze Pizza in Clarksville. “We invite everyone out on Tuesday, June 19, for Free Pizza Day when we’ll host the biggest pizza party Clarksville has ever seen!” 

Blaze Pizza looks forward to building strong roots within the Clarksville community. The restaurant has developed fundraiser program that returns 20% of an event’s proceeds back to local organizations, and will be partnering with local schools, sports clubs and other groups to host regular fundraising events. For more information on fundraising, visit:

About Blaze Pizza
The first Blaze Pizza® restaurant opened on Aug. 6, 2012, in Irvine, Calif., and quickly gained attention for its chef-driven recipes, thoughtful interior design, and a service culture that celebrates individuality. Recently named ‘#1 Brand of the Year’ in the 2017 Fast Casual Top 100, the fast-growing chain currently operates over 265 restaurants in 40 states, Canada and Middle East, including the major metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Las Vegas, Boston, and Toronto.  Founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel (co-founder of Wetzel’s Pretzels), the concept is backed by private equity firm Brentwood Associates and founding investors that include LeBron James, Maria Shriver, movie producer John Davis and Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner.  For more information, visit or or click here to view a company video.

Blaze Pizza®, fast-fire'd®, the horizontal logo design, the proprietary name "pizzasmith" and related trademarks are the property of Blaze Pizza LLC.

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Rachel Albritton: 502.905.5170

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