Blaze Pizza is opening its first Louisiana location in the Paramount at South Market District. The team, along with city councilmembers and Executive Chef Bradford Kent, will celebrate at a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow, April 16 at 10:15 am. The restaurant will officially open at 10:30 am to the public.
“We’re excited to introduce Blaze to the New Orleans community,” says Kent. “New Orleans is a culinary mecca, but residents really haven’t had a good way to enjoy an artisanal pizza without the wait. Now they do.”
On Friday of this week, the “build-your-own pizza” assembly-line format will offer free pizzas to to midnight to anyone who follows Blaze on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Lagniappe Brass Band will be playing a show in the afternoon as well.
“Our goal is to give guests the ultimate Blaze experience, while capturing the true essence of New Orleans in our restaurant,” says Brian Kelley, Managing Partner with Paradigm Investment Group, LLC.
Blaze is a national pizza chain that first opening in Irvine, California in 2012. The company currently operates in 15 states and the District of Columbia, and the concept is backed by investors including LeBron James, Maria Shriver, Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner and movie producer John Davis.