According to a report from Restaurants and Institutions, “less than eight years ago, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza (ACFP) opened its first location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., introducing its unique concept of authentic coal-burning ovens and ‘well done pizzas.’ On July 14, ACFP’s impressive growth continues with the debut of its 19th location, the first in Orlando, at 8031 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 300 in Phillips Crossing.”
“Known for its high energy atmosphere, quality ingredients and signature menu items, ACFP was recently voted Best Pizza by The Miami Herald/Miami.com’s ‘The Best of South Florida Survey.’ The restaurant’s 800-degree ovens burn anthracite, the ‘cleanest’ of coals, giving the pizza a unique “well done” taste and texture. ACFP’s Orlando location will also feature its popular coal-oven-roasted chicken wings topped with grilled onions and signature Italian-style salad, as well as other Italian specialties. Partners include Founder Anthony Bruno and Hall of Fame football legend Dan Marino. The expansion to West and Central Florida (ACFP restaurants opened earlier this year in Tampa and Clearwater) is in partnership with former Outback Steakhouse President Ben Novello,” the story said.