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Piada Italian Street Food is a fast casual Italian cuisine restaurant chain with the majority of its locations in the Ohio area, having recently expanded with new locations in Indiana and Michigan. There are eight locations in the Columbus, Ohio area. A ninth store opened in Centerville, Ohio in October 2012.
The restaurant features custom-rolled wraps in a stone-grilled, thin-crusted dough made from organic flour and extra virgin olive oil, as well as chopped salads and bowls. The chain features food prepared along an assembly line, and has been called an Italian copycat of Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Chris Doody, owner of the company, is a co-founder of the Bravo Brio Restaurant Group chain. He sold his stake to investors in 2006 and launched the Piada concept around the Italian "wrap-like sandwich" known as a Piada or Piadina, a street food he sampled in northern Italy. It is stuffed with pastas, meats, cheeses, sauce and vegetables.