What's better than a fresh, made-from-scratch, coal-fired pizza? Not paying for it.

Blaze Pizza's grand opening is slated for Sept. 3 at the Plaza on University near UCF.

On Friday, Blaze will celebrate the opening by hosting a Free Pizza Day from 11 a.m to 11 p.m, where customers will be given a free 11-inch artisanal pizza.

According to a release, Blaze "is a modern-day 'pizza joint' known for its custom-built artisanal pizzas, freshly made salads. blood orange lemonade, and s'mores pies."

The Fast Fir'd pizza franchise caters to an affordable create-your-own concept, where students can choose between a wide variety of homemade sauces, cheeses, veggies, and meats for all under $8, according to the release.

Its diverse menu will also feature vegan items, along with wine and craft-beer selections.

"Blaze pizza is great for UCF students looking for a fast, quality pizza option that won't break their budget," Laurie Ruggles, managing partner for Blaze Pizza in Florida, said in the release.

Blaze Pizza is lodged next to Bar Louie and BurgerFi across from campus.


Shanae Hardy is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Email her at

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