500 free pizzas coming to Troy on Tuesday to celebrate new restaurant

Rapid Fired Pizza will open a new restaurant in Troy Monday, and will give away 500 free pizzas on Tuesday, Sept. 12. SUBMITTED
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Rapid Fired Pizza will open a new restaurant in Troy Monday, and will give away 500 free pizzas on Tuesday, Sept. 12. SUBMITTED

Troy-area residents who believe the words “free pizza” belong together have a reason to celebrate on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Rapid Fired Pizza will open its newest restaurant — and 20th location overall — at 2311 W. Main St. in Troy on Monday, Sept. 11. The FOLLOWING day, Tuesday Sept. 12, the restaurant will host a 500-free-pizza giveaway. Starting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, each customer at the new Troy store can score one free personal pizza. No purchase is necessary; drinks are not included.

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And on Wednesday, the new Troy Rapid Fired will offer specially priced $5 pizzas to celebrate the Kettering-based chain’s second year in business. The company has opened 20 restaurants in two years, and dozens more are on the way, both inside and outside Ohio.

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The new 2,800-square-foot Troy restaurant will seat more than 90.

“The work week is fast-paced, and people need somewhere to go for a quality meal that is quick and affordable at both lunchtime and dinner,” Rapid Fired co-founder Kelly Gray said in a release.

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Rapid Fired opened its first restaurant on Ohio 725 in Washington Twp., and has grown rapidly since then. It has signed agreements with developers that could bring as many as 175 more locations to Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina and South Carolina, company officials announced earlier this year.

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Rapid Fired has 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. Diners can choose from eight sauces, eight cheeses, more than 30 toppings, and 19 dipping sauces to build their pizza. Multiple salads as well as breadsticks, “Cini Sticks” and desserts are available at every store. A “Pepsi Spire” provides over 120 drink combinations.

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