Piada Italian Street Food

Piada Italian Street Food is a fast casual Italian cuisine restaurant chain with 40 locations in seven states (Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Texas).[1] There are 22 locations in Ohio, two in Michigan, two in Indiana, one in Kentucky, three in Minnesota, nine in Texas, and two in Pennsylvania.

Piada Italian Street Food
FounderChris Doody
HeadquartersColumbus, Ohio, U.S.
Number of locations
Area served
Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, Kentucky, Pennsylvania

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] Piada also serves pasta bowls, chopped salads, tascas, and soups. They no longer offer cannoli chipsa dessert item and customer favorite. There is a kids menu featuring smaller versions of the main menu items.

See also


  1. Piada Locations Piada Company Locations
  2. Mark Fisher Italian restaurant chain confirms new Kettering location November 30, 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
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