Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announced that it will enter the Chicago market with three new locations.
Los Angeles-based Blaze Pizza has begun to expand beyond its base and will be operated in the Chicago area by Levy Family Partners under a 15-store development agreement.
Levy Family Partners was established by entrepreneur Larry Levy, founder and chairman of Levy Restaurants, as the holding company for his family's investments in restaurants, hotels, real estate and other ventures.
The first three Chicago area restaurants are located at 953 W. Belmont Avenue (between Sheffield and Clark), 555 W. Madison Street (near Presidential Towers) and 227 E. Ontario Street (between Lake Shore and Michigan Avenue). The Belmont restaurant is scheduled to open in December, and the other two are scheduled for early 2014.
"We've seen the popularity of this concept in Los Angeles and think that Chicago will flip for this too," said Steve Florsheim, managing partner of Levy Family Partners.
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