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A LeBron James-Backed 'Chipotle of Pizza' Eyes an IPO

By Inc.com

The couple's game plan includes celebrity partners to fuel Blaze Pizza's fast-break growthRead full story

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  • Max Lockie
    Max LockiePlatform Editor at Quartz

    Blaze pizza is a surreal experience. You get as many toppings you want on this pizza for pretty much one flat price. Pizza Hut, etc have been ripping us off for years!

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  • Patrick deHahn
    Patrick deHahnNews curator at Quartz

    Never heard of Blaze Pizza, but I've visited &pizza—which is definitely a Chipotle-style pizza fast-casual chain. I'll have to give this one a try sometime.

    Very interesting to see the celebrity-focused strategy in growth for funding and awareness.

  • Victor Anthony
    Victor AnthonyInternet Equity Analyst at Aegis Capital

    Hearing more and more athletes are looking to invest their capital in Tech and food startups while they are playing.

  • Juan José  Zevallos
    Juan José Zevallos

    NBA players and sports player are the new VC of startups.

  • Spiro Pappadopoulos
    Spiro PappadopoulosCEO at Schlow Restaurant Group

    There are a lot of people who like mediocre pizza. I am not one of them.

  • Ronel Wright
    Ronel Wright

    Blaze Pizza is okay, but its crust is too thick for this carb-watcher, and it has too many adulterated toppings. My favorite is PizzaRev, which has lots of veggies that are all fresh (not precooked in oil) and a very thin crust. They also have a couple of extra-fee crust choices. And they have both vegan sausage and vegan cheese.

    Plus, for those who have the app, you can earn freebies and get discounted pizza on Tuesdays.

  • De’Andre Crenshaw
    De’Andre CrenshawRetail Managment at CVS Pharmacy

    I’m all in on this! I love this place, and thing it’s got a lot of growth potential, and star power.

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