Another Chipotle-Style Pizza Shop Planned For Irvine

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Anne Marie Panoringan
A pizza from Pie-ology

The next big food trend, the one that I predict will inherit the frozen yogurt craze and the luxe lonchera boom, is going to be the Chipotle-inspired, custom-made pizza shop. 

In OC, we saw it first with Pie-ology, which debuted in Fullerton and plans to expand to Irvine Spectrum and beyond. There is 800 Degrees in LA, which got a featured article by J. Gold in the Los Angeles Times last week. And now there's going to be Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza planned for University Center across from UC Irvine.

It describes itself this way:

"The pioneer of a new, fast casual restaurant serving "foodie" quality, custom-built pizzas at very fast speeds, all at very affordable prices."

Judging by the trademark filing made in January, the person behind the restaurant is Elise Wetzel, wife of the founder of the Wetzel Pretzel chain and who herself is the founder and president of the iSold It chain of eBay drop- off stores.

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Pizza is not really bad for you because it has grain,cheese and tomato sauce. these are normal healthy things but depends what kind of pizza it is. I like pizza wandsworth


It would be great to have a good pizza joint there - especially for movie-going - now that the old-style (original?) Z Pizza is gone.

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