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LeBron-Funded Blaze Pizza Is The Fastest Growing Restaurant Chain Ever


LeBron James is in great position to go down as the greatest basketball business man of all-time. As dominant as he’s been on the court over the past 14 years, he’s been just as dominant off of it. The dude is smart with his money and has always been business savvy. The four-time MVP picked up another W this week when it was announced by Forbes that Blaze Pizza, a company James owns about 10% of, is the fastest growing restaurant chain in the history of the United States.

Blaze opens its 200th restaurant today in Mentor, Ohio. Going from two to 200 franchises in four years is the fastest start in the history of the U.S. food service business, the industry consultancy Technomic confirms.

Systemwide sales were $6 million in 2013 and hit $185 million last year. Mizes [Blaze Pizza CEO] is targeting $285 million this year and $1.1 billion by 2022.

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