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2 fast-casual restaurants that started in Ohio make BuzzFeed's ‘most underrated’ list


The fast-casual restaurant trend is one that’s shown no signs of stopping. 

>> Why you should try these two new fast-casual concepts 

It’s considered a step above fast food for many in terms of quality, but still has the convenience of quick service and extremely customizable options. Two Ohio-based chains were included in BuzzFeed’s “28 Of The Most Underrated Fast-Casual Restaurants in the U.S.” list

>> DAYTONIAN OF THE WEEK: Meet Ray Wiley, founder of Hot Head and Rapid Fired Pizza

1.) Piada Italian Street Food 

From BuzzFeed: “This growing chain is the place to go for quick and fresh salads, pastas, and piadas: thin-crust, Italian dough baked on the grill and rolled up with cheese, veggies, and meat.” 

>> Piada launches new fall, winter menu in 2017

>> Local pizza chain to open 44 restaurants in Texas

2.) Bibibop

From BuzzFeed: “Based in Columbus, Ohio, Bibibop already has 12 locations around the state. Customers can choose from several twists on classic bimbimbap at this Korean grill.” 

>> Bibibop to double its restaurant footprint within months

>> MORE: 7 brand new restaurants that you need to try this fall


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