Client Receives Significant Investment from Leading Equity Firm

PIADA Italian Street Food, an authentic fast-casual Italian eatery based in Columbus, Ohio, with restaurants in Ohio and Indiana, announced its partnership with private equity firm Catterton Partners. The firm has made a significant investment in PIADA, which will be used to grow the PIADA concept across the country.

In 2013, PIADA was named both one of Nation’s Restaurant News’ five “Hot Concepts” and one of the top 50 breakout brands. The company has 6 restaurants planned to open by the end of the year in addition to the 14 current locations across the Midwest.

“We are excited to enter into this strategic partnership with Catterton, which has extensive expertise in developing restaurants and expanding brands,” said Chris Doody, founder and CEO of PIADA. “We are confident that PIADA’s fresh ingredients, innovative menu and customizable options will translate well to new markets throughout the U.S. and beyond.”

Kegler Brown has served as legal counsel for PIADA since the opening of its first restaurant and advised the restaurant chain on this investment from Catterton Partners. Learn more about Kegler Brown’s relationship with PIADA.


PIADA, a Columbus-based fast-casual, authentic Italian eatery, serves made to order Piadas (an Italian thin crust dough, baked on a stone grill, then hand rolled with fresh authentic ingredients), Pasta Bowls and Chopped Salads. The company was founded by Chris Doody, who co-founded the BRAVO BRIO Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:BBRG) in 1992. PIADA uses only the highest quality ingredients, from a blend of natural and organic flour to extra virgin olive oil for the PIADAS to made from scratch sauces, pestos, and dressings. PIADA restaurants feature a modern Italian design with white Carrara marble, fumed white oak furniture, LED lighting and stained concrete floors. PIADA ( was born from the belief that everyone is entitled to experience fresh, authentic Italian food, in a warm and inviting atmosphere.