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Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza Turns Six and Opens 300th Restaurant

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the recognized world leader in fast artisanal pizza, today announced that it has opened its 300th restaurant -- just two months after celebrating its sixth birthday.  Founded with two locations in 2012, Blaze Pizza has built momentum and developed a cult following as it has expanded from its California base into 42 states and five countries.  In recognition of its rapid growth and popularity, the brand was recently ranked the pizza category’s “Brand of the Year” in an important consumer-based brand equity study and named “the fastest growing restaurant chain ever” by Forbes Magazine.  In the coming year, the company is planning to open on average one new restaurant every five to six days – with its milestone 500th location projected to open by 2021.

To support its growth, the build-your-own pizza chain known for its chef-driven recipes and fun, modern restaurants also announced that it will be adding 30 new franchise partners to its current group of 55 multi-unit franchise developers. ...

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LeBron James on Blaze Pizza and how it’s the key to understanding his own brand strategy

Back in the old days, most pro athletes would sign almost any and every endorsement deal available. Hold the product, smile, cash the check. Those days weren’t all that long ago (and still not completely gone), but LeBron James says his...

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Las Vegas company spreading its wings in airport, resort retail

Gift stores with Las Vegas-branded cups and shot glasses. Candy stores with jelly beans and chocolate wasabi peas.  America-themed stores with T-shirts of the president atop a tank with a gun barrel bearing the inscription, “You’re...

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Rob Reger Named President of Wiland, Inc. Cooperative Database Division

Wiland, Inc., a provider of intelligence-driven predictive marketing solutions, today announced that Rob Reger has been named President of the company's Cooperative Database Division. He had previously served as Senior Vice President,...

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Brentwood Associates Acquires MD Now Urgent Care

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brentwood Associates (“Brentwood”), a leading middle-market private equity investment firm, announced it has acquired MD Now Holdings, Inc. (“MD Now Urgent Care” or the “Company”) from Brockway Moran...

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