Sarah loves pizza. She's tried various pizza chains over the years, but Blaze Pizza is her favorite.
What Is Blaze Pizza?
Blaze Pizza is a fast-casual pizza chain that offers personal-sized build-your-own pies. Their personal-sized pizzas are not tiny like the personal-sized pies from Pizza Hut. At Blaze, the personal-sized pizzas are closer to a medium-sized pie at other chains. However, the crust is thin, so if you're really hungry you'll be able to finish a whole pie in one sitting. I usually finish mine in two sittings.
Blaze Pizza was founded in 2011 in Pasadena, California, by the people that own Wetzel's Pretzels. Blaze was modeled after Chipotle's concept of a build-your-own and made-to-order way of serving customers. Blaze has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.
Reason 1: Variety
The first reason that I believe Blaze is the best place to get pizza is that unlike other pizza chains, Blaze Pizza has a wide variety of toppings you can choose from. You can even choose the type of crust you would like on your pizza such as; keto crust, normal thin crust, cauliflower crust and high rise crust. Blaze Pizza is a build your own pizza place and you can put as many toppings as you want on your pizza. There are many toppings to choose from so there's something for everyone. Blaze Pizza also has pizzas you can purchase that come with a pre-made list of ingredients if you don't want to build your own.
Blaze Pizza has a wide variety of cheeses such as; shredded mozzarella, blue cheese, parmesan, feta, goat, ovalini, ricotta and gorgonzola. Blaze Pizza has a wide variety of sauces you can put on your pizza such as; classic red which is like tomato sauce, spicy red, white cream sauce and garlic pesto. There are also many meats you can choose from such as; bacon, grilled chicken, sausage, salami, ham, pepperoni, meatballs and spicy chorizo. If you like veggies on your pizza, Blaze Pizza has a lot of veggies to choose from too. You can put spinach, olives, mushrooms, pineapples, garlic, onions, artichokes, banana peppers, cherry tomatoes, basil, bell peppers, jalapeños and oregano on your pizza. Blaze Pizza even has sauces that can be drizzled on top once you have finished putting all your toppings on your pizza. These sauces include olive oil, ranch, bbq sauce, buffalo sauce and balsamic glaze.
I usually like to have normal thin crust with classic red sauce, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms, pineapples, bacon, sea salt and oregano. The employees tell you that if you put too many toppings on your pizza then it makes the pizza too heavy. When the pizza is heavy then the crust can become soggy but you can still choose to put as many ingredients as you want. There really is no limit.
Reason 2: Price
The second reason I believe that Blaze Pizza is the best place to get pizza is that they sell their pizzas at a very reasonable price. It doesn't matter how many toppings you put on your pizza, it's still the same price. A build your own pizza costs about $11 so with a drink, you can have a whole meal for less than $15. I've been to other build-your-own pizza places and other places charge you per topping you put on your pizza. At Blaze, it doesn't matter if add put three toppings or 10 toppings—the price will stay the same. However, if you choose the pizzas that are a set list of toppings, the price might be less. At places like Pizza Hut or Dominos, the more toppings you choose, the more expensive your pizza costs. Also at Dominos, a medium-size pizza can easily cost $15 already then it costs extra for the drink so it's more expensive than Blaze.
Reason 3: Size
The third reason that I believe Blaze is the best place to get pizza is their size. They advertise their pizzas as personal-sized pizzas. However, their pizzas are not tiny at all. Their pizzas are really closer to full-sized pies, but the crust is thin. The pizza can be eaten in one sitting if you're really hungry but is usually good for two sittings. The size of the pizza is worth it for the price you are paying. I think that $11 for a full-sized pizza is very cheap compared to other chains. Blaze will definitely make you full and satisfy your craving for pizza.
Reason 4: Speed and Quality
The last reason why I believe that Blaze is the best place to get pizza is how quickly the pies are made and how the quality is so high. Blaze advertises that their pizzas are done in 180 seconds, which equals three minutes. However, they're very busy, and most of the time I wait about 10 minutes for my pizza to be ready. Still, 10 minutes is not very long when compared to other pizza chains. Other pizza chains take anywhere from 15-30 minutes to cook your pizza. Blaze's pizzas take such a short time to cook because they are baked in the oven at a high temperature and the crust is very thin. Even with this thin crust and quick baking time, their pizzas taste amazing! The crust can get a little burnt but the cheese is melted properly and the pizza always comes out hot. I've never had an issue with the quality of my pizza here.
Due to the coronavirus and social distancing, wait times have been a little longer at . There are fewer people that can be in the restaurant at a time to order and wait for their food. The shops always seem to be busy, so whereas finding tables was difficult before, now it's even harder. I recommend taking your pizza to go if you can.