PALMDALE – Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza is opening a Palmdale location this Friday, Dec. 4. To celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant is offering free build-your-own artisanal pizzas, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
The new Blaze Pizza restaurant, which features a 2,300 square foot space, is located at the Antelope Valley Mall (1233 W. Rancho Vista Blvd.), next to Dick’s Sporting Goods and H&M.
Dubbed a “modern day pizza joint,” the restaurant features an interactive open-kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s signature pizzas or create their own, choosing from fresh, artisanal ingredients – all for about $8. The personal pizzas are then sent to an open-flame oven where pizzasmiths ensure that the thin-crust pies are “fast-fire’d” and ready to eat in 180 seconds.
Blaze Pizza also offers salads, blood orange lemonade and s’more pies. The Palmdale restaurant will feature a selection of wine and craft beer, company officials said in a news release.
“Our mission at Blaze is really simple – we’re taking pizza back to its roots, “ stated Jim Mizes, president & COO of Blaze Pizza. “By making dough in-house, carefully sourcing ingredients, and cooking by fire, we’re giving guests a great way to enjoy artisanal pizza without the wait. It’s changing the way people think about and eat pizza.”
Blaze Pizza has developed a fundraiser program that returns 20 percent of an event’s proceeds back to local organizations, and will be partnering with local schools, sports clubs and other organizations to host fundraising events at the new Palmdale restaurant, company officials said.
The first Blaze Pizza restaurant opened in August 2012 in Irvine. The company currently operates 98 restaurants in 23 states and Canada. The concept is backed by investors including LeBron James, Maria Shriver, Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner and movie producer John Davis. For more information, visit blazepizza.com.
[Information via news release from Blaze Pizza.]
25 comments for "Blaze Pizza opening in Palmdale, free pizza for social media followers"
The mall needs to add a Burger King like the Valencia mall, whybtheybtook out the macdonalds there . We need something else in the mall good food
Johnnie west Palmdale says
I love pizza but come on this is like another PizzaRev and Pizza Experience I wonder what’s the difference from this place
That’s exactly what it is. It’s McDonalds vs Burger King, Pinkberry vs Berry Star.
It does sound like another PizzaRev I’m not really into the whole pizza making like subway but I’m willing to give it a try. We need good pizza places I’m tired of the same ones.
Another new restaurant opening in the mall area. The mall area of Palmdale is doing really well. Meanwhile, King Rex’s fiefdom to the north continues to remain stagnant.
Tim Scott says
It’s not just the mall area. The 47th Street East corridor is doing well also.
Funny how Rex can’t find a lawsuit to put a stop to it and make his performance look less bad.
The 47th Street East corridor is indeed doing very well. I enjoy the Super Target, Pizza Experience, Buffalo’s Café with Fatburger, Armani’s, Vallarta, Ni Hao, et cetera. I see an Applebee’s opened in Lancaster but it’s been dead everytime I’ve been by.
Is bashing Lancaster in (almost) every story really needed?
Mr fed up says
That’s all they do on this site, nd they always say every restaurant is dead in Lancaster, the av times should change there name too the lets bash Lancaster times
Not true Mr Fed Up. Stories on the AV Times do not bash Lancaster. Comments by readers do. Actually most of the bashing is directed at Parris and his henchmen, not Lancaster itself. Rex and his gang deserve all the bashing they get.
There is no bashing of Lancaster in the article, only in the comments.
Well you have to admit, Palmdale with its attractions and setup is a heck of a lot nicer than Lancaster.
Tim Scott says
It isn’t bashing, it’s just simple observation.
If I were to start a business I would definetely not choose lancaster as the location it seems like most businesses fail.
You are not alone Alex. There are reasons why businesses are going to Palmdale instead of Lancaster. Location. Synergy. Demographics. Political climate. Easy access. Appearance.
Businesses drive around Palmdale and Lancaster looking for locations. Have you driven around Lancaster lately? It’s not pretty.
I drive around all the time I see the good the bad and the ugly.
Alex, many business owners do not want to locate in Lancaster because Rex & Co. are unsafe variables to try to calculate business risks on. They have proven, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that they care nothing for the rights of any business under the Constitution and will actively violate the law on the mere whim of Rex.
Remember when Parris stated: “The [United States] Constitution does not apply in Lancaster.”
No business person in their right mind will try to locate their business in any town that has that mentality.
Adam Black says
I don’t know about Palmdale being nicer. As much as the comments reflect negatively on Lancaster, much of the negative news I read on this site (when it comes to crime) seems to always be located in Palmdale. I truly don’t see the “difference” people speak of when it comes to Lancaster/Palmdale. It feels like residents are just trying to convince themselves that their living situation is better than it is, but after being here four years (in AV) i’ve yet to see any thing that makes Palmdale look any different than Lancaster. Both have very little to offer as the last thing anyone cares about is more places to eat. Neither of these cities have any type of attraction to bring people out of the house other than to eat. I don’t know if its all politics or all the old people but this is an awful place to grow up in as a child or young person in general.
Please list a few things that you would like to have here in the Antelope Valley.
It would make you comment more useluf.
Tim Scott says
There’s only one Disneyland.
As to whether Palmdale is “nicer,” we aren’t really talking about what you see driving around. The topic of the moment is how the two cities rate in terms of what a prospective business looks for.
Licensing and regulation. This exists everywhere, but is it outside the norms as far as expense? I don’t think so in either city. Is it made easy to deal with? I don’t know about Lancaster, but Palmdale is equipped to handle pretty much all licensing issues via the internet, so that’s a good point. But the biggest point here is that Lancaster has a demonstrated history of capriciousness. If Rex doesn’t LIKE you, the city will obstruct you. He has proudly used code enforcement in the past to “run people out of business.” That kind of behavior makes investment in the city higher risk, and starting a business is already risky enough.
Appropriate locations. Ever notice how medical office space tends to accumulate near hospitals? That isn’t coincidence. There are businesses that do well in a center anchored by a supermarket, and there are specialty food stores that do NOT want to be in a center with a supermarket. But in general, business breeds business. You want your business among other businesses that create the best traffic for your business. Palmdale has followed a steady plan of building up major retail corridors, with supermarket anchored centers scattered at a reasonable distance throughout the city. Lancaster is a hodgepodge, because they do not follow a plan. They “plan” at the spur of the moment based on the availability of land; usually land owned by a select few people of influence. The results are apparent.
Palmdale basically has two popular shopping areas connected by one long road of stores. Lancaster is land scattered with many smaller businesses hidden in lightly trafficked areas.
Palmdale has an outside concert venue and park with a small skate park on each end of town. It has DryTown which while being small and is seasonal does offer inexpensive water fun. Palmdale also has mini golf and a few other minor family attractions.
Lancaster has a nice ball park, and the fairgrounds (though the old spot was more relaxing). The fairgrounds also has the moto-cross park but not sure about cost of use. Hmmmm kind of sums Lancaster.
Both have decent outdoor rec areas/parks. For an area that has ‘extreme’ weather differences through the year, and low income, I think it is an ok valley. I like shopping in Palmdale since it is laid out better.
Tim Scott says
The air park.
The cultural center.
That’s off the top of my head, things to add to Hmmm’s list.
I think Palmdale has a few. Does Lancaster have any? I thought maybe 1.
I think Lancaster has Palmdale beat when it comes to auto wrecking yards but I could be wrong.
Palmdale is closer to Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley which is a built in advantage no matter the other things.
I lived in Pleasanton in the early 70s and neighboring Livermore was the bigger city with more ‘stuff’ such as a hospital and the Lawrence Lab.
Pleasanton was closer to the East Bay cities and, therefore, things reversed over time and Pleasanton has become the more desirable city, closer in, has the BART station just as Palmdale will have the High Speed Rail station, has hillside view homes such as Castlewood while Livermore is where you see the smog collect at the Altamont Pass.
When you drive the 14 north into the Antelope Valley, you see Palmdale and the lake during the day and the city lights at night which is a nice view and gateway while Lancaster disappears into the distance. They even have a place to pull over to take in the view of Palmdale, not Lancaster.
Lancaster just can’t win and rex ain’t helping any.
If you’ve only lived in the Antelope Valley all your life, like rex, you really don’t know how cities and regions grow and develop……..successfully.
Just driving through a city, you can get a sense of one that is working for the residents and one that is working for the good ol’ boys almost immediately. I knew early on that there was something odd about Lancaster back in 1990. For starters, Lancaster Boulevard was dead and the shopping centers were scattered all about like they fell out of the sky. There was no ‘there’ there. Still isn’t.
Maybe, someday, somehow, the voters in Lancaster will make the needed corrrections.
It was really odd to hear rex parris say last year that 70% of the customers at the Antelope Valley Mall were from Lancaster.
Was he actually bragging about that?
Palmdale makes it Rex takes it