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Blaze Pizza Gets Students Fire'd Up with "Students Drink Free" Promotion at Chicago-area Locations


Blaze Pizza Gets Students Fire'd Up with "Students Drink Free" Promotion at Chicago-area Locations

Blaze Pizza Gets Students Fire'd Up with "Students Drink Free" Promotion at Chicago-area Locations

Blaze Pizza offering Chicago-area students free drinks in October with purchase of any pizza

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2017) - Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is helping students in the Chicago area feel a little better about heading back to school this fall with a special "Students Drink Free" promotion. During the entire month of October, any high school or college student with a valid ID can enjoy a FREE cold drink with the purchase of any pizza at Blaze Pizza locations across Chicagoland.

The "Students Drink Free" promotion will allow students to choose from a wide variety of cold drink options at Blaze including fresh brewed teas, seasonal Agua Fresca drinks, fountain drinks featuring Blue Sky soda and the restaurant's signature blood orange and original lemonades. Purchases of a pizza and free drink during this promotion will also qualify for the loyalty program, where fans can earn free Blaze Pizza, drinks, dessert and more through the company's mobile app.

"At Blaze, we know that heading back to school can be tough, so we wanted to add a little kick to the new routine. What better way than offering free drinks to students?" said Kim Freer, Director of Cultivating Fanatics at Blaze Pizza. "We hope students will have a drink on us while they enjoy a pizza with their friends, reminisce about the past summer and focus on crushing it in the new school year."

The "Students Drink Free" promotion is open to high school (including home schooled students), undergraduate and graduate college students who present a valid student ID. Free drinks are valid with in-restaurant orders only, are limited to one per person per visit, and exclude bottled beverages and alcoholic beverages.

About Blaze Pizza

Blaze Pizza is a modern day "pizza joint" serving up artisanal pizzas that are both fast and affordable. Since its first restaurant debuted in 2012, Blaze has quickly become one of the nation's hottest restaurant concepts, with fans lining up each day for the custom-built pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and s'more pies. Each 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 a wide selection of fresh, artisanal ingredients -- all for about $8. The generously-sized personal pizzas are then sent to a blazing hot open-flame oven -- the centerpiece of the restaurant -- where dedicated pizzasmiths ensure that the thin-crust pies are fast-fire'd and ready to eat in just 180 seconds. Restaurants make their own dough from scratch using a recipe developed by critically-acclaimed Executive Chef Bradford Kent (the "Pizza Whisperer"), which requires a 24-hour fermentation period to produce his signature light-as-air, crisp crust. All of the pizza and salad ingredients are free of artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and for pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese.

Recently named '#1 Brand of the Year' in the 2017 Fast Casual Top 100, the fast-growing chain currently operates over 215 restaurants in 35 states and Canada, including the major metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Las Vegas, Boston, and Toronto. Founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel (co-founder of Wetzel's Pretzels), the concept is backed by private equity firm Brentwood Associates and founding investors that include LeBron James, Maria Shriver, movie producer John Davis and Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner. For more information, visit or or click here to view a company video.

Blaze Pizza®, Fast-Fire'd®, the horizontal logo design, and the proprietary names "Pizzasmith", "Intelligent Choices For Our Pizzas, People & Planet" and related trademarks are the property of Blaze Pizza LLC.

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