KIRKWOOD, Mo. - Less than a half mile from Interstate 44 on South Kirkwood Road, there's a pizza spot that's new to Missouri.
"We're the fastest growing restaurant chain in history and we've been looking for sites in St. Louis for a while now and happy to have our first one opening in Kirkwood on Friday," said Director of Operations Chris McDonald.
Blaze Pizza is NBA star LeBron James' pizza restaurant.
"LeBron James has been part of our team from the beginning. He was part of the original investors on the corporate side. He's brought in his teammates before to certain restaurants and tweets about it. It's cool," he said.
Here's what you need to know about LeBron's favorite pizza.
"It's thin crust, artisanal pizza. Our dough is what sets us apart," he said.
You can choose from one of their 8 signature pizzas or build your own.
"We have a special nod to St. Louis. We have a Redbird pizza and for that, we use a provel cheese because we know that's popular in St. Louis," he said.
When the restaurant opens to the public for the first time on Friday, they won't be doing it quietly.
He said, "We're going to open with a big hello by giving away free pizza all day. So we ask people who come to our restaurant to follow us on social media or download our app. Show it to us on your phone, come in and get a free pizza."
Blaze Pizza, fired up to have its first Missouri restaurant in Kirkwood.
Blaze Pizza is located at 1050 S. Kirkwood Rd.
The hours will be Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
It opens Friday for Free Pizza Day, you just have to follow them on social media or download the app to get your pie.