It was in November 2021 that BurgerFi acquired Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza & Wings. A little over two years later, the two brands will share a storefront for the first time.

The store also signifies Anthony’s entry into the franchising space, as the new location is owned and operated by NDM Hospitality, one of the original BurgerFi franchisees.

“The debut franchise location of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings is a big win for our team, our potential franchisees, and our shareholders,” said Carl Bachmann, CEO of BurgerFi International. “Guests are looking for better dining experiences, which means we need to go where the guest is in life. Our co-branded establishment in Kissimmee, America’s top tourist destination, eliminates veto votes in larger parties because there is something for everyone. Thus, we provide a resounding answer to the age-old question—’Where would you like to have dinner?'”

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The co-branded BurgerFi and Anthony’s grand opening celebration is scheduled for Dec. 18. The festivities are taking place at The Promenade at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando. Guests will enjoy live music and giveaways, including an exclusive co-branded beer glass for the first 100 guests and Free BurgerFi or Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza For a Year for two lucky guests.

“Becoming the inaugural franchisee for Anthony’s is inspiring for our team, and we are excited to introduce a unique dining experience that offers the best of both worlds—burgers, fries, shakes, coal-fired pizza and wings,” said Matt Falcone, COO & Managing Principal for NDM Hospitality. “The strategic fusion of these two brands reflects a savvy investment strategy and reinforces our unwavering confidence in the promising future of these iconic brands.”

“In sync with restaurant trends, consumers crave unique dining experiences, and our dual-brand strategy perfectly addresses this demand, showcasing our commitment to innovation and customer-centricity,” Bachmann said. “It highlights the versatility of our footprint and optimizes operations, facilities, and real estate, potentially expanding to BurgerFi locations. This dual-branded approach enables existing franchisees to diversify within the same parent company, fostering growth and synergy.”

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings was acquired by BurgerFi International, Inc. on November 3, 2021. Anthony’s and is a premium pizza and wings brand that operates 59 corporate-owned casual restaurant locations. Known for serving fresh, never frozen and quality ingredients, Anthony’s is centered around a 900-degree coal fired oven with menu offerings including “well-done” pizza, coal fired chicken wings, homemade meatballs and a variety of handcrafted sandwiches and salads.

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