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blazepizza.jpegPitfire + 800 Degrees customizable pizza knockoff Blaze Pizza is making aggressive strides to grow across the country. The Pasadena-based organization has hired Jim Mizes, former president of Freebirds World Burrito, to serve as president/COO and grow the brand in Cali, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida and Washington, D.C. Right now Blaze has over 150 franchise deals in the works. [NRN, previously]

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