Blaze Pizza Hires Carolyne Canady as Vice President of Franchise
Former Buffalo Wild Wings Director of Franchise Sales Joins Blaze
PASADENA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/12 -- Blaze Pizza, a pioneer
in the fast-casual artisan pizza category, today announced the
appointment of Carolyne Canady as Vice President of Franchise Sales.
In this role, Canady is responsible for franchise recruitment and
developing and implementing expansion plans, including bringing Blaze
Pizza franchises to major markets such as Los Angeles, Boston, Miami
and San Francisco.
Prior to joining Blaze Pizza, Canady served as Director of Franchise
Sales for Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., a position she held from March
2007 until October 2012. In that role, Canady oversaw all aspects of
the company's franchise sales and development, and under her
leadership, created more than 280 new franchise and development
agreements. Canady has also been recognized as a Certified Franchise
Executive (CFE) by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives,
the academic branch of the International Franchise Association.
"We're thrilled to have Carolyne on the Blaze Pizza team," said Elise
Wetzel, president of Blaze Pizza. "Carolyne played a key role in
Buffalo Wild Wings' rapid growth and expansion, and we're looking
forward to her experience and leadership, in achieving similar
results for Blaze Pizza."
Along with Canady's franchise expertise, Blaze Pizza, a creation of
Elise and Rick Wetzel (founder of Wetzel's Pretzels), draws on
experience obtained from Wetzel's Pretzel's nationwide franchise
success, with more than 250 locations across the country. Blaze Pizza
is registered to franchise in 32 states and is looking to partner
with experienced restaurant operators to support the company's
About Blaze Pizza
A creation of Elise and Rick Wetzel (founder of Wetzel's Pretzels)
and backed by investors including Maria Shriver, movie producer John
Davis and Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner, Blaze Pizza features
the talents of Chef Bradford Kent of Olio Pizzeria & Cafe, who
developed the dough and recipes exclusively for the company. Blaze
Pizza plans to develop 15+ Southern California locations by the end
of 2013, partnering with franchisees to grow the company nationally.
To learn more, please visit www.Blazepizza.com or
Morgan Marketing & Public Relations, LLC
Blaze Pizza, LLC
530 S. Lake Ave, Suite 280
Pasadena, CA 91101
Blaze Pizza Pasadena
667 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Blaze Pizza Irvine
4255 Campus Dr. A120
Irvine, CA 92612
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