Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Sets Sights On Chicago, Midwest Expansion
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, a sit-down pizza restaurant based in South Florida, is preparing to break ground on new locations in the Chicago area.
Anthony’s, which has about 60 company-owned locations on the East Coast, will be opening its first Midwest locations in Orland Park in July and Lombard in August. It plans to follow those up with restaurants in Vernon Hills and Kildeer.
Chief Operating Officer Chuck Locke said the company will focus its expansion on the suburbs, and he’s confident there’s a place for more pizza in the area. “We’re not here to sway people away from their deep dish,” he said. “There are a couple of coal-fired (pizza) places here that are doing very well.”
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