Blast & Brew Inks Three Unit Franchise Agreement in San Jose, CA

Experienced Bay-Area Restaurant Group Adds to Portfolio with
Neapolitan Pizza, Self-Pour Beer Concept

FRESNO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#blast825Blast
& Brew
, a Neapolitan pizza franchise that offers artisanal
pizzas and more than 40 taps of self-pour craft beer, signed a franchise
agreement set to bring three locations to the greater San Jose, CA area
over the next three years, with the first restaurant expected to open in
late summer.

The Blast & Brew experience starts with fresh, hand-stretched dough that
serves as a base for pizzas and split-focaccia sandwiches that guests
customize with more than 40 locally-sourced and regionally-tailored
ingredients and house-made sauces, before the masterpiece is baked at
825 degrees. Blast & Brew also offers a variety of fresh salads and
hearty appetizers, like Harris Beef and Bleu Cheese Sliders, and a
Crispy Brie Crostini served with honey and a balsamic glaze.

The San Jose locations will be owned and operated by an entrepreneurial
team that brings several years of experience in the restaurant,
consulting and marketing industries to the brand. The group currently
operates a Pan Asian Cuisine franchise in San Jose, and previously owned
several Vitality Bowl units in the Bay area.

“Blast & Brew offers a user experience that does not exist anywhere
else. Guests want to be involved in the process, and we put them in the
driver seat to do everything from building their pizza to pouring their
beer,” said Pratik Patel, one of the franchise owners of the group. “The
San Jose metropolitan area has shown significant economic growth in
recent years, and at the same time is a completely untapped market for
this kind of dining experience – making it an ideal spot to open Blast &
Brew.”

In addition to customizable food options, Blast & Brew “Beer Geniuses”
guide guests through its beer selection, helping them to choose a draft
that will complement their meal. The restaurant has more than 40
rotating local and regional craft options that guests can pour
themselves through a pre-paid program.

“Pratik and his group bring a strong understanding of the retail and
franchising spaces, making them a perfect fit to expand our California
presence into San Jose,” said Mike Reynolds, Chief Development Officer
at Blast & Brew.

The San Jose location marks the first Blast & Brew restaurant in San
Jose, and is part of greater growth plans by Blast & Brew to expand its
presence in the South and East Bay markets of California.

About Blast & Brew

Blast & Brew offers guests a completely customizable experience from its
quick-fired Neapolitan pizzas, split Focaccia sandwiches, the freshest
salads and a wide variety of signature appetizers, to its self-pour
craft beer offerings. Blast & Brew is a division of parent company
Milano Restaurants International Corporation, a restaurant management
company representing six brands, which is headquartered in Fresno,
Calif. The brand began franchising in 2016 and is currently focusing on
growth in the Southwest part of the U.S. For more information on the
Blast & Brew brand, or to inquire about franchise opportunities, visit http://www.blastandbrew.com.
For more information on Milano Restaurants, visit http://www.milano-ri.com/.

Contacts

Fishman PR
Jacob Cohen, 847-945-1300
jcohen@fishmanpr.com