Rapid Fired Pizza fuels expansion with 2nd Columbus-area restaurant

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Rapid Fired Pizza fuels expansion with 2nd Columbus-area restaurant

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The ingredients line at a Rapid Fired Pizza. SUBMITTED

Fast-growing Rapid Fired Pizza has inked a deal to open its second Columbus-area restaurant, the Kettering-based chain announced today, Jan. 9.

The new location at 3646 Fishinger Road in Hilliard is expected to open in March. The 3,276-square-foot, 85-seat restaurant will be owned and operated by franchisees Steve and Mary Collins. Another Columbus-area location in Westerville is expected to open prior to the Hilliard restaurant.

Rapid Fired opened its first restaurant in September 2015 in Washington Twp. and has opened several more in rapid succession in the last 15 months in Fairborn, Sugarcreek Twp., Huber Heights, Kettering, Springfield, Lima, and Montgomery in northern Cincinnati.

Additional locations are in various stages of development in Troy, Englewood, Kettering, Beavercreek, Bowling Green, Greenville, Oxford, Sandusky, Union Twp. in northern Cincinnati, and Florence, Ky..

Rapid Fired restaurants have a quick-service concept, utilizing a serving line in which customers pick out the toppings for their 11-inch thin-crust or 9-inch pan pizza. Customers can choose from eight sauces, eight cheeses, more than 30 toppings and 14 dipping sauces to build their pizza. The pie is then cooked to order in just under three minutes in a high-temperature oven.

Ray Wiley, co-founder of Rapid Fired Pizza, is also the co-founder of Hot Head Burritos. He is also franchise owner of a handful of Dayton-area Subway restaurants.

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