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Analysis: Speed is key in fast-casual pizza race

MOD Pizza, Blaze Pizza, Pie Five compete with different business models

The fast-casual pizza business is much like the pizzas they sell: Made quickly, and with a wide variety of flavors.

Consider the three biggest chains that have emerged so far as the largest in the burgeoning sub-sector, all of which turned up the heat on their growth and used vastly different strategies to do so.

Blaze Pizza. The Pasadena, Calif.-based chain that now has over 100 locations. It is growing quickly with an all-franchised business model and has sold out th

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