Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza Announces Grand Opening Of New Gastonia Location

Fast-casual pizza chain opens in Gastonia on Thursday, March 19

GASTONIA, N.C. –Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza has announced the opening of a new location in Gastonia on Thursday, March 19.

The pizza eatery will be located in the Gaston Mall shopping center at 401 Cox Road. Blaze, which is known for their build-your-own pizza concept, will be bringing multiple specialties to the new location.

Along with its 11-inch individual sized pizzas, the Gastonia restaurant will also offer Blaze’s new, larger 14-inch sharable pizzas for delivery and carryout, available exclusively by ordering online.

The restaurant also provides dietary restrictions such as gluten-free and keto crusts, vegan cheese and plant-based spicy chorizo.

“Our pizza is aimed at consumers who don’t just want convenience, but also seek customization and fresher, healthier and artisanal options in their food choices,” Mandy Shaw, CEO of Blaze Pizza said. “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 – whether dining in or getting it delivered.”

The Gastonia location will look to build strong roots in the community by offering its turnkey in-restaurant fundraiser program that returns 20 percent of an event’s proceeds back to the local organization. The new 2,200-square-foot restaurant will be creating over 50 jobs in the community.

Owned and operated by Carolinas Restaurant Holdings, the Gastonia restaurant will be the group’s fourth Blaze Pizza location in the Charlotte area and sixth in North Carolina. They own the Blaze Pizza restaurants in South End, University Place and Concord in the Charlotte market as well as two locations in Asheville.

“We look forward to opening in Gastonia and expanding our Charlotte-area locations,” Jimmy Sierra, co-owner of Carolinas Restaurant Holdings said. “Our new Gastonia store is ready to serve both local residents and workers the absolute best, fast-fire’d pizza possible!”

Blaze pizzas are available through dine-in, carryout or delivery in Gastonia.