Piada Italian Street Food

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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.[1] There are eight locations in the Columbus, Ohio area. A ninth store opened in Centerville, Ohio in October 2012.[2]

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.[2] The chain features food prepared along an assembly line, and has been called an Italian copycat of Chipotle Mexican Grill.[3]

Chris Doody, owner of the company, is a co-founder of the Bravo Brio Restaurant Group chain.[2] 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.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Piada Locations Piada Company Locations
  2. ^ a b c Mark Fisher New Italian restaurant chain March 28, 2012 Dayton Daily News
  3. ^ Chipotle: Fundamentally Sound, But Overvalued Nonetheless April 3, 2012 Seeking Alpha
  4. ^ Dan Eaton New Piada hopes diners beat path to Italian fare August 6, 2010 Columbus Business First
  5. ^ Pamela Willis Piada's third location lands in Gahanna June 17, 2011 Columbus Local News (Suburban News Publications)

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