University of Central Florida students should prepare to light up their taste buds.

According to a release, Blaze Pizza is set to open their UCF location in May.


Blaze Pizza will be one of the new shops opening up at Plaza on University.

“Blaze uses an interactive assembly line format that allows guests to create their own artisanal pizzas. Customers choose an unlimited amount of toppings from a wide variety of house-made sauces, fresh vegetables and hand-selected meats and cheeses — all for under $8. The 11″ personal pizzas are then sent to a blazing hot open-flame oven — the centerpiece of the restaurant — where dedicated pizzasmiths ensure that the thin-crust pies are “fast-fire’d” in under 180 seconds,” said the press release.

The press release also describes their pizza crust as “light-as-air, crisp crust,” made from scratch by Executive Chef Brad Kent. Blaze will also have other options for customers with dietary needs, such as gluten-free dough and vegan cheese.

Wine and craft beer will also be served at this location.

The hours of operation will be the following:
Sunday-Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. to midnight.
Thursday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

This speedy, new restaurant is founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel, the co-founder of Wetzel’s Pretzels. It is quickly expanding across the U.S and has investors such as LeBron James and Maria Shriver.

“Blaze Pizza is great for UCF students looking for a fast, quality pizza option that won’t break their budget. We are bringing back the classic pizza joint, but with a modern, fast-as-lightning twist,” said Laurie Ruggles, Managing Partner for Blaze in Florida.

Check back on KnightNews.com for information on the Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza opening day.