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Blaze Pizza

Financing

Denny’s franchisee grows to 127 units through 94-store purchase

WKS now operates 287 restaurants in total and ranks as Denny’s largest licensee.

Emerging Brands

Wetzel’s Pretzels founder, Blaze Pizza investor has a new growth vehicle

Bill Phelps is now the CEO of Dave’s Hot Chicken, a growing fast casual selling spicy chicken tenders and sliders.

The new pies are intended for sharing—and beating Domino’s, say execs.

The fast-casual pizza chain named Amanda Shaw interim CEO as it looks for a replacement.

The chain, which has been testing larger pies, will soon compete more directly with legacy pizza concepts, and its co-founder is “thrilled,” says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Rick Wetzel joins "A Deeper Dive" to talk about raising funds for expansion, LeBron James and taking on Domino’s.

Blaze Pizza's newest pies feature keto-friendly crusts and plant-forward toppings.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

Blaze Pizza is the latest to test larger pizzas as it focuses more intently on delivery sales—pitting the chains directly against traditional players.

The fast-casual chain has a new $5 build-your-own deal and a two-for-$10 offer.

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