Blaze Pizza announced the signing of two new multi-unit franchise agreements to broaden its presence across the South-Central and Mid-Atlantic regions in the US. Part of this deal includes a 10-unit development agreement to open locations in Texas’ Dallas-Fort Worth market in Tarrant and Denton County. The brand will also develop three Blaze Pizza restaurants across Prince George’s County, encompassing Maryland and Virginia suburbs.
Fuelling the growth throughout Texas is Shehzaan Chunara and operating partners Karim Vastani and Brad Rodman with the Chunara Group of Companies. Together they bring with them over 25 years of experience in retail franchising.
As part of the Chunara Group’s more than 160 units and nine portfolio companies, Karim and BRad will continue to oversee My EyeLab operations and Blaze Pizza operations for the five locations throughout Oklahoma and Arkansas, but their focus will be on growing, as they aim to deliver 10 new Blaze Pizza outlets.
“When we were introduced to Blaze Pizza’s concept and the development team working behind the scenes to help franchisees like us get up and running, we were sold. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is booming and with our experience already operating in the market, we jumped at the opportunity to expand Blaze Pizza’s presence here,” explained Shehzaan Chunara, Vice President of Chunara Group. “Consumers love having the opportunity to customise their orders and Blaze does that better than anybody else.”
“As we continue to fuel our expansion efforts, we’re looking for strong partners that can help move our brand forward. Kevyn, as well as the team at Chunara Food Group, are the perfect example of the type of groups we want to grow Blaze with,” said Ed Yancey, Chief Development Officer at Blaze Pizza. “From day one, it’s been clear that they have a strong passion for the brand and our mission to bring clean ingredients and customisable options to consumers across the country. We’re thrilled for our new franchisees and look forward to celebrating their success in the months and years to come.”
The company is in the middle of what it calls an “aggressive expansion” and is looking to add franchisees to its brand. Franchise opportunities remain in markets across the US including Texas, Colorado, Virginia and other key regions throughout the Northeast.
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