LeBron James Is Part Owner of the Fastest-Growing Pizza Chain in America

Blaze Pizza launched with two locations, has now opened 200th.

July 12, 2017 4:33 pm
LeBron James Is Part Owner of Fastest-Growing Fast-Food Chain in America
LeBron James (Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron James is not only king of the court, but also of the fast-food universe.

The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar has been an investor in Blaze Pizza since 2012, according to Food & Wine. The franchise of pizzerias originated in Southern California, and recently became the fastest-growing restaurant chain in history. In just two years, Blaze went from a two-restaurant operation to a 200-strong behemoth.

James is not only an investor, but also a franchisee, which he became in 2013. He also actively promotes the business on his social handles—and recorded a viral video for Blaze last April.

James reportedly owns about 10 percent of the company.


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