ROYAL OAK, Mich. -

Blaze Midwest, Inc., metro-Detroit’s new fast-casual, build-your-own artisan pizza restaurant, has begun hiring for its downtown Royal Oak location. 

A job fair will be held at the Royal Oak Farmers Market -- located 316 E. 11 Mile Rd. in Royal Oak -- on Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Blaze Midwest, Inc. plans to hire between 40 and 45 new full and part time positions for the Royal Oak location including Managers and Shift Managers. In addition to filling hourly and management positions for the Royal Oak location, Blaze Midwest, Inc. will also begin the search for personnel at their second location in Novi, MI.

Blaze Pizza Royal Oak will be located at 112 S. Main Street and is part of a plan to build 10 Blaze Pizzas in metro-Detroit.

“We’re looking for energetic individuals with a drive to deliver the highest standards in quality and service,” said Rodney Walker, president of Blaze Midwest, Inc. “We’re growing rapidly in this market and are looking for great employees to grow with us."

Scheduled to open in mid-October, the Royal Oak location will have 80 interior seats and additional patio seating facing Main Street. The 3,900 square foot Blaze Pizza restaurant will feature a “casually hip” design along with an interactive assembly line format and blazing-hot open-hearth oven.

Candidates interested in working for Blaze Midwest are encouraged to apply online in advance of the Job Fair at www.work4blazepizza.com or by telephone at (855) 412-5293. At the job fair applicants can expect to complete the application process, receive on-the-spot interviews and learn more about Blaze Midwest.

About Blaze Pizza

Blaze Pizza uses an interactive service format that allows guests to create custom artisanal pizzas at lightning fast speed – for $6.95 or less.

Each Blaze Pizza restaurant makes its own dough from scratch using a recipe that requires a 24-hour fermentation period to produce its signature light-as-air, crisp crust. Guests watch as each perfectly proofed dough ball is pressed into a generous 12-inch crust. Next, they travel down the service line to “co-create” a signature pizza or design one of their own -- with over 40 artisanal toppings to choose from. Pizzas are “fast-fire’d” in a blazing-hot oven and ready in a scant 120 seconds.

Blaze Pizza’s menu also features signature salads, fresh lemonades and house-made S’more Pies. For pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese.


A creation of Elise and Rick Wetzel (founder of Wetzel's Pretzels), the concept includes the talents of highly acclaimed Executive Chef Bradford Kent and an executive team that brings QSR experience from numerous concepts including Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panda Express, and McDonalds. The company, which has been featured by Forbes, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and Good Morning America Live, currently has locations in California and is expanding nationwide.