Blaze Pizza Opens First Connecticut Location in New Haven

Amy Kundrat

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza is opening its first Connecticut location in New Haven, on Friday, December 11. The "build your own" artisanal pizza restaurant will open within Jordan's Furniture on Sargent Drive.

The concept is fast casual pizza at a compelling price: any pizza (any toppings on a personal-sized pizza) will be about $8 and ready to eat in 180 seconds. Founded in 2012, there are currently 99 Blaze Pizza's in 23 states and Canada. 

Our mission at Blaze is really simple– we're taking pizza back to its roots, said Jim Mizes, president and COO of Blaze Pizza. By making dough in-house, carefully sourcing ingredients, and cooking by fire, we're giving guests a great way to enjoy artisinal pizza without the wait. It's changing the way people think about and eat pizza. 

Blaze has 9 signature pizzas, nearly 40 ingredients to build-your-own pie, and an in-house 24-hour fermentation dough recipe. We'll be visiting soon to share our take on Blaze's pizza approach. If you've visited or plan to visit, please share your experience in the comments.

Blaze Pizza is located at 40 Sargent Drive, at Jordan's Furniture, in New Haven, CT. For more information, visit