Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza prepares its pies in an 800-degree, anthracite coal-burning oven, which produces the distinct taste of the old-style pizzerias of Brooklyn, New York. Anthony’s offers all the traditional pizza toppings as well as some slightly more unusual ingredients such as arugula, eggplant and prosciutto. Other offerings include oven-roasted chicken wings and Italian salads. Anthony’s Pizza Holding Company Inc. owns and operates the chain. Anthony Bruno founded Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in 2002 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Bruno and investors, including former NFL quarterback Dan Marino and former Pollo Tropical president Nicholas Castaldo, have since expanded the chain throughout south Florida and into a few other states.

LocationPompano Beach, Fla.
2011 Systemwide Sales$45,000,000*
% Change in Sales21.6%
2011 U.S. Units31
2011 Average Unit Volume$1,500,000
% Change in AUV0.3%
Future 50 Year2012