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The owner of PizzaFire says "we count pepperonis" to keep costs under control.

Hot streak continues for fast-casual pizza concepts

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While the pizza market is strong, growth-focused pizzeria operators should be figuring out how to grab a piece of the hot fast casual pie, according to panelists at last week’s National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago.

Major pizza chains like Pizza Hut, Little Caesars, Papa Johns and Domino’s are seeing respectable growth rates ranging from 1 percent to 7.8 percent, according to Darren Tristano, executive v.p. of research firm Technomic. Little Cae

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