Making an early jump from West to East Coast, the Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza chain said Tuesday it has signed an agreement with Lessing’s Hospitality Group to open 10 restaurants in the New York metro area and Connecticut. Blaze was founded last year by Wetzel’s Pretzels founder Rick Wetzel and his wife Elise Wetzel. The concept has a number of high-profile investors, including former California First Lady Maria Shriver, movie producer John Davis and Boston Red Sox ...

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