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Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Raises $13,525 for Columbus Citizens Foundation.

October 13, 2016.News

Columbus day presentation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – (October 11, 2016) – In honor of Columbus Day, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza raised $13,525 to support the Columbus Citizens Foundation, a non-profit organization in New York City committed to fostering an appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement.

On Oct. 3, Anthony’s 16 New York and New Jersey restaurants donated 20 percent of their dine-in and take-out sales to the Foundation’s scholarship program, which provides more than $2.2 million annually to deserving Italian-American elementary, high school, college and graduate students.

The donation was presented to Frank Fusaro, Columbus Citizens Foundation’s former President and current Chairman of the Board, by Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza representatives and Joe Piscopo, former Saturday Night Live superstar, actor and host of the “Piscopo in the Morning Show” Monday to Friday on WNYM AM 970 New York. The event took place at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Clifton, NJ.

“It was an honor to celebrate Christopher Columbus, while doing our part to advance the education of Italian-American students,” said Anthony Bruno, founder and CEO of the brand. “I truly admire organizations such as the Columbus Citizens Foundation that help keep the achievements of the great explorer alive.”

“I recently visited your Edison location this past Sunday, and I would like to give your company a round of applause. The food was delicious! I can honestly say it was one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had! Great food, great service! We will definitely be back!”
Lorraine W. Location: Ramsey, NJ
“Your food is consistently great, only to be exceeded by the outstanding service of [your manager and assistant manager].”
Howard S. Location: Boca Raton, FL
“I grew up in Pittsburgh, went to Pitt, and I am a huge Dan Marino fan! I have eaten at your place in Pittsburgh a few times and it’s amazing! We desperately need a place like yours in Nashville.”
Jeff H. Location: Pittsburgh, PA
“I recently visited your location in Orlando, FL and was amazed not only at the outstanding tasting food, but the atmosphere and service were also incredible.”
Frank P. Location: Orlando, FL
“We visited Florida in February 2013 and upon landing in Ft. Lauderdale, we stopped for lunch at Anthony’s Runway 84. During our 9 day stay, we had Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and [went] back to dinner at Anthony’s Runway 84 just before departing from Ft. Lauderdale Airport. You are to be complimented because growing up Italian, we never ordered meatballs outside, but we tried yours for an appetizer and have had them several times.”
Joanne C. Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL