Last week brought great news for impatient pizza lovers. DC Pizza — a quick-serve restaurant whose conveyor belt-like oven cooks pies in two minutes and 15 seconds— opened Thursday. And Ruth Gresser, owner of the local Pizzeria Paradiso chain, announced plans to open a fast-casual spinoff named Veloce in March 2015.
These newbies join &pizza and Custom Fuel, local chains that also aim to get you pizza lickety-split. We went undercover to see which could get a pie in our hands the quickest. To avoid the lunch rush, we visited each spot between 3 and 4 p.m.; we ordered the most basic pie to keep things simple; and the speed reflects the amount of time it took from the moment we placed our order to the pizza’s completion. Quality aside, here’s which pizza prep was fastest.
Backstory: Owners Bob Daly and Lisa Lakin launched this pizzeria in September, but held a grand opening last week so they could work out any kinks.
Location of test: 1103 19th St. NW
Price, with tax: $7.14
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