UPDATE (Sept. 10, 2018): Blaze Pizza West Midtown To Open Thursday, Dish Out Free Pies Friday
Blaze Pizza franchisee Blazing South is wasting no time opening Atlanta-area locations of the quick-service pizza concept.
The franchise group, owned and operated by Carl Hoover, retains the rights to Georgia and is taking the market by storm.
Hoover’s team recently inked a deal with Fuqua to open Blazing South’s third Atlanta-area location in the developer’s forthcoming Northside & 17th development, at 1299 Northside Drive.
The new Blaze Pizza—which joins recently-opened locations in Cumberland and Decatur—will be situated in one of the development’s end-cap spaces with a patio, Hoover Monday told What Now Atlanta in a telephone interview.
“Ample parking is a huge requirement for a Blaze-type concept,” Hoover said. [Northside & 17th] is going to have great parking and that whole development’s going to be really successful.”
Hoover expects to gain access to his space in the development sometime in April or May 2018. That puts the opening of the new Blaze Pizza sometime in “mid-summer,” he said.
Blazing South could open as many as three to five new locations in 2018.
“We’ve got plans to be big, but the Blaze concept isn’t one that has to be on every street corner. We want to be in high-profile areas only.”
The formula for identifying the perfect location for a Blaze Pizza is easy but hard to come by, according to Hoover.
“Visibility plus accessible parking.”