Los Angeles-based Blaze Pizza, a fast-casual pizza franchise concept with more than 330 restaurants across 38 states and six countries, has announced a new core menu innovation to kick off the new year: Fast Fire’d Meatballs. “Generously sized and served piping-hot, the new Fast Fire’d Meatballs are perfectly paired with Blaze’s housemade red sauce and topped with a dollop of creamy ricotta and tangy banana peppers,” the company announced.

The Fast Fire’d Meatball bowl is priced at $6.99 and contains three meatballs. To encourage customer trial at launch time, Blaze’s newest menu addition is being offered for just $1 per meatball with the purchase of a pizza for the remainder of January.

Guests can also enjoy a small side of two meatballs as part of Blaze’s popular Take Two menu, where guests can select two choices for one price: a half pizza, salad, cheesy bread and, now, the new meatballs, which are currently available only at participating U.S. locations.

This photo shows a fork stuck in a big meatball, along with two other meatballs in the same bowl.

“We’re known for our customizable pizza options, but, more than that, it’s about offering our guests something craveable they typically enjoy at a casual dining restaurant, but served faster and at a great value,” says Beto Guajardo, president and CEO of Blaze Pizza. “Our new meatballs certainly deliver on those elements.”

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As a fast-casual concept, Blaze offers guests more than 45 ingredients to choose from, including toppings like roasted garlic, artichokes, hand-torn basil and plant-based chorizo. Customers can also select from multiple crust types, including the brand’s signature made-from-scratch dough, plus gluten-free and cauliflower crusts.

“Blaze goes to great lengths to provide guests with an experience that meets their lifestyle,” the brand proclaims. The growing franchise has received numerous accolades, including a spot on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500.


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