&pizza Serves Up a Fresh Slice of Innovation

Which fast-casual concept will be the next Chipotle? According to some industry insiders, including Foodable’s own Paul Barron, it’s somewhere in the fast-casual pizza category.

In this episode of Fast Casual Nation, brought to you by the Foodable WebTV Network, Barron visits &pizza in Washington, D.C. to get a taste of innovation. “Concepts with simple design and simple foods made in a way that ‘wow’ you are ones that will always prevail,” he says. 

Barron sits with &pizza founder Michael Lastoria, who tells us why he chose the pizza space as his fourth startup business (and first restaurant brand), how his branding background has played a huge part in &pizza, and what the concept is doing that’s completely different than what its competitors are doing. Watch the full episode to learn about Lastoria’s concept, &pizza’s unique beverage offerings, and get a slice of five different pies!