PlayerLync fires up Blaze Pizza’s Mobile Learning Culture

Blaze Pizza Selects PlayerLync as Their Modern Learning Management System for All Franchise Locations


Denver, CO – <February 1, 2018> – PlayerLync has entered into a multi-year agreement with Blaze Pizza, the recognized world leader in fast artisanal pizza. Blaze Pizza continues to enhance their world-class operations by selecting PlayerLync for its technology forward platform that delivers learning management, operational performance support, and business insights elegantly across the nation. Specifically designed for mobile devices and teams that work on their feet, PlayerLync’s progressive approach to video learning and intuitive user interface were key to ensuring engaging and consistent training for its technology-savvy team members.

PlayerLync, the leading provider of video mobile content management solutions is pioneering the modern learning movement in the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries. Their groundbreaking technology first spread quickly across the NFL and has since evolved into a modern learning solution which brings step-change performance improvements to teams in any industry. “Building a winner in any industry has common threads, like training and practice, open communication, and immediate interactive performance feedback. It’s no wonder enterprises wouldn’t want to embrace a solution that’s been key in helping teams win world championships,” states Gary Iles, Head of Marketing and Channels at PlayerLync.

As the global industry leader of the Fast Casual pizza segment, Blaze Pizza’s latest move further positions the company to become the nation’s fifth largest pizza chain by 2020. Blaze has achieved their growth and rapid success through innovation at all levels within the organization – offering chef-driven recipes, made-from-scratch dough, clean, healthful ingredients, and best in class hospitality all at an amazing value. The result is an unparalleled guest experience across 240+ locations thanks to the implementation of breakthrough training procedures and hiring that ensure both speed and high-quality service.

“PlayerLync is the all-in-one solution for delivering our training and content, but we also use it for internal communications and as a digital recipe book. It’s an individual performance tracker and a content hub. It checks all the boxes to ensure consistency and the success of our brand across every location as we continue to grow,” states Jim Bitticks, EVP of Operations and Training at Blaze Pizza.

“We love being an essential part of the Blaze story and an integral part of their daily operations. They immediately understood the impact PlayerLync would have within their franchise model. Their teams are well trained, dependable and confident, and they genuinely have a great time engaging with customers. There’s a positive vibe you feel walking into their restaurants, and when you leave you think… who knew grabbing a pizza for lunch would be this much fun,” concludes Iles.

For more information, visit https://www.playerlync.com/ or watch this video and see how Blaze Pizza is leveraging PlayerLync for success.

About PlayerLync
PlayerLync is modern learning software that integrates mobility, digital forms, content distribution, and daily performance management into a single solution that helps operational teams deliver exceptional customer experiences. Deskless workers can communicate with one another and immediately access valuable information anywhere they need it, even with no or slow network connectivity. PlayerLync enhances or replaces your current LMS by introducing a data-rich mobile learning environment to your teams so that companies can adopt the next generation of learning and performance support solutions for mobile workers.

About Blaze Pizza
The first Blaze Pizza® restaurant opened on Aug. 6, 2012, in Irvine, Calif., and quickly gained attention for its chef-driven recipes, thoughtful interior design, and a service culture that celebrates individuality. Recently named ‘#1 Brand of the Year’ in the 2017 Fast Casual Top 100, the fast-growing chain currently operates 240 restaurants in 35 states and Canada, including the major metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Las Vegas, Boston, and Toronto. Founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel (co-founder of Wetzel’s Pretzels), the concept is backed by private equity firm Brentwood Associates and founding investors that include LeBron James, Maria Shriver, movie producer John Davis and Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner. For more information, visit www.blazepizza.com or www.facebook.com/blazepizza or click here to view a company video.