The chances of seeing LeBron James in Murrieta during the NBA season might be bleak, but with a brand-new location for Blaze Pizza hitting the area, you just never know. Blaze Pizza is backed by the Los Angeles Lakers superstar and will officially open its first Murrieta location this week at 28210 Clinton Keith Road.

Before it opens to the public this past week, the restaurant is inviting local friends, family and VIPs to a sneak peek where members of the media got to go behind the line and make their own pizza, which included putting custom pizzas into their blazing hot 600-degree open-flame oven.

Blaze Pizza is cooked to perfection in just three minutes. Valley News/Courtesy photo

From a variety of crusts crafted with simple ingredients, topped with any combination of fresh sauces, cheeses, meats and veggies and cooked to perfection in just three minutes is what makes Blaze Pizza so delicious. Residents in and around Murrieta can get a taste starting Tuesday, Nov. 8.


On Wednesday the 9th the company will give away FREE pizza all day, with no purchase necessary. That’s right, local residents simply need to load the Blaze Pizza app on their phone and show it at the register, and they’ll receive one free 11-inch pizza, with whatever toppings they choose, on either Blaze’s famous original or Gluten Free crust. The free pizza offer is valid only in-store, and not online or with delivery services.

“Ok, we’re going to keep this quick. Because exceptional quality at crazy fast speed is what we’re all about,” head food guy, Executive Chef Bradford Kent, aka “The Pizza Whisperer” said. “We have fresh, made-from-scratch dough and healthful, artisanal ingredients on the assembly line. Blazing hot oven plus dedicated pizzasmith plus 180 seconds equals fast-fired, perfectly crisp perfection. We can’t wait to serve this local community.”

Blaze Pizza’s new Murrieta restaurant will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. The restaurant is owned and operated by Southern California-based R&J Restaurants. The restaurant is kicking off November with numerous all-day local fundraisers as well, where 25% of the day’s sales go back to the organization, including Animal Friends of the Valleys on Nov. 15 and Vista Murrieta High School, Nov. 17.

From a variety of crusts crafted with simple ingredients, topped with any combination of fresh sauces, cheeses, meats and veggies, the newest Blaze Pizza will be located in Murrieta. Valley News/Courtesy photo

The store’s manager, Murrieta resident Amber French Jones, has been with R&J Restaurants for more than five years and previously oversaw the company’s Temecula location. To find out more about Blaze Pizza or to make your order today, visit

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JP is an award-winning multimedia journalist, and head of the Sports Department for the Valley News. Over his time in the Temecula Valley, JP, a former Southwestern League head baseball coach, was also an on-air radio personality at Q103.3, KATY 101.3, Hot 103.9, and was a television host for the Outdoor Channel. When not covering local, or national sports, JP also serves as an Associate Baseball Scout with NSR.