The Kettering location is projected to open June 2 and will employ about 20, Rao said. It will occupy more than 3,000 square feet of space in the retail center that also includes Great Clips and Firehouse Subs.
The fast-pizza concept has taken the West coast by storm in the last few years, but only recently came to the Miami Valley. The first Rapid-Fired Pizza opened in September 2015 in Washington Twp. across the street from Whole Foods Market. It opened its second location Feb. 29 on Col. Glenn Highway near Wright State University. Leases have been signed to open additional locations in Huber Heights, Sugarcreek Twp., Troy and Springfield in the coming months.
At least two other fast-serve pizza chains — MOD Pizza and Blaze Pizza — have indicated they’re looking to open locations in the Dayton area. A spokeswoman for MOD Pizza said this morning that two new locations — one each in the Cincinnati and Columbus areas — are expected to open this summer, but none are in the works yet in the Dayton area.
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