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Blaze Pizza Removes the Interim Tag and Makes Shaw its CEO

Fast-casual restaurant chain Blaze Pizza promoted Mandy Shaw to president and CEO from chief financial officer, a position she held since 2018. Shaw also served as Blaze Pizza’s interim CEO since August 2019, when Jim Mizes announced his retirement.

Mandy Shaw Blaze PizzaMandy ShawBlaze Pizza credits Shaw with “driving growth, fostering strong relationships with franchisees and spearheading the company’s focus on digital innovation, technology and systems.”

A seasoned restaurant industry executive, Shaw previously worked in a number of roles at Bloomin’ Brands for more than 12 years, including serving as chief information officer and chief accounting officer before joining Blaze.

Blaze Pizza operates 340 restaurants across 41 states and 6 countries.