Rapid Fired Pizza

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2016/09/03 17:11:39 (permalink)

Rapid Fired Pizza

When I was in Ohio last week a friend and I had lunch at Rapid Fired Pizza in Fairborn (Dayton suburb).  Right now RFP is a small chain based solely in Ohio, and it uses the assembly line concept (pick the crust, pick the sauce, pick the toppings, etc.)  with the last step being the pizza cooking in about 3 minutes.  Phil and I agreed that it was pretty decent pizza, especially for as quickly as it was made, and I won't be surprised if it catches on.
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    leethebard
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    Re: Rapid Fired Pizza 2016/09/03 17:39:27 (permalink)
    Wish they had photos ...I see they're personal pizzas....They didn't say how they're made...coal fired oven,wood fired oven, assembly line oven like a Costco or Dominos(that would be a turn off for me) These assembly line pizzas are a current fad(sort of a pizza version of a Chipoltle grill) To me a real pizza must be made in a traditional oven, preferably wood fired or even coal fired..How were these made......??
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re: Rapid Fired Pizza 2016/09/03 18:46:12 (permalink)
    They're set up like a Chipotle and its imitators with an assembly line and as you move along the line you tell them what you want on your pie and at the end they put it in the oven. Another one, Pizza Cucinova, which is owned by Sbarro, operates the same way, using wood fired ovens.  And there's also Pizza Rev and Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza. But even Chipotle is coming out with its own brand called Pizzeria Locale. Pizza Rev uses deck ovens, but I don't know about the others.
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    MetroplexJim
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    Re: Rapid Fired Pizza 2016/09/03 20:26:00 (permalink)
     
    Rapid Fired seems to be very much like Pie Five that originated here in Dallas.
     
    Here's Rangers pitcher Derek Holland "pitching" for them:
     

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    mar52
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    Re: Rapid Fired Pizza 2016/09/03 20:47:06 (permalink)
    Our is called 800 Degrees.
     
     
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    Re: Rapid Fired Pizza 2016/09/04 22:51:25 (permalink)
    Reminds me of an experiment I did when consulting at a crystal glass manufacturer.  I had some extra time one day so decided to try and fire a pizza in a glass kiln, temp was around 1,000°C, I rigged a peel on the end of a glass blow rod, prepped a simple margarita pizza and popped it in the kiln, no shelf so had to hold it on the peel and move it around some, first one turned to carbon within about 1 minute, tried a second and pulled it at about 25 seconds, it worked, sort of, also worked pretty well for a quick sear on steaks.  
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    Re: Rapid Fired Pizza 2016/09/05 09:40:00 (permalink)
    Local (Worcester, Mass) Volturno Pizza uses Italian built ovens that cook a pizza so fast that it needs constant attention during cooking. Local chain "2 Ovens" runs ovens at different temps for a different experience, so they say. I've never asked which oven my pizza was cooked in, and they have never told me. I couldn't get the links to work today, but both can be found via Google.
    post edited by tmiles - 2016/09/05 09:47:05
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    Re: Rapid Fired Pizza 2017/02/16 11:13:29 (permalink)
    Rapid Fired's first out of state location will be on Mall Road in Florence KY.  They've recently started remodeling their space at 7555 Mall Road (the building where Gold Star Chili was formerly located for those familiar with the area).  They're still a few months away from opening, but I'll have to give them a try.
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    Re: Rapid Fired Pizza 2017/02/28 22:59:23 (permalink)
    There's many chains like this now. There's more than one chain near me. One I remember is Blaze Pizza. 180 seconds your pizza is done. Choose a crust, sauce, and it's like $8 you can have every topping you want.. they have about 30 toppings, and about 10 different sauces.
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    Re: Rapid Fired Pizza 2017/03/01 10:57:26 (permalink)
    yuppicide
    There's many chains like this now. There's more than one chain near me. One I remember is Blaze Pizza. 180 seconds your pizza is done. Choose a crust, sauce, and it's like $8 you can have every topping you want.. they have about 30 toppings, and about 10 different sauces.




    I ate at a Blaze Pizza in LA last year and thought it was pretty good. I like being able to build the pizza as you go and it was quick. If one opened near me in No. Va., I'd go.
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    Re: Rapid Fired Pizza 2017/03/01 11:14:36 (permalink)
    Dave, I like this concept for just about every kind of Fast/Faster kind of food. The old approach of baking pizza would take 15 to 20 minutes. Now with the wood fired 800 plus degree ovens it's done in no time. I also think people like the idea of watching their order being freshly prepared. CMG, Panda express and Subwayare been doing this method. It give people a fast approach to meals that would usually take longer in a sit down restaurant. I think you may also see more of these concepts showing up because of the minimum wage increase. I saw a Indian restaurant in my town open with a concept like Panda Wok....Nice to have fast Indian food!
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    Re: Rapid Fired Pizza 2017/03/01 11:22:16 (permalink)
    Most of the ones like this in our area use gas fired ovens, some of which are built to look like wood fired ovens
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    Re: Rapid Fired Pizza 2017/03/02 17:08:47 (permalink)
    Here in Dallas Pie Five uses a conveyer.
     
    It's decent "for what it is", but a fire oven would probably be better.
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    leethebard
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    Re: Rapid Fired Pizza 2017/03/02 20:00:24 (permalink)
    No probably...Never had a good conveyer made pizza.....not right!!!
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