New Pizza Eatery Lets You Build Your Own Foodie Feast, Super Fast

What started in Irvine, CA in 2012 has quickly catapulted into a new American food cult — fresh, fast fire’d pizza with healthy, artisanal ingredients on the cheap. Blaze Pizza has taken their cue from the assembly-line customization found at your local Chipotles and Subways. Billed as a “modern day pizza joint,” the chain lets customers build their own pizzas from food that is free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and fillers. In an interactive, open-kitchen format, “pizzasmiths” guide you through seven cheeses (vegan too!), seven proteins (nitrate free!), 16 vegetables, and six sauces. Crusts are made by hand daily with an option for a gluten-free crust. The magic happens over the course of 180 seconds in their blazing hot open-flame ovens. And it’s all for about $8, no matter how many toppings you select.

This modern dining experience has quickly become one of the hottest restaurant businesses in the country, with fans lining up each day for their custom-built pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and s’more pies.

Blaze Pizza will open in Phase 2 of Berwyn’s Gateway Plaza (Cermak Rd & Harlem Ave) later this year. Enjoy.

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