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Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in the Works for Cranberry

Pittsburgh native Dan Marino is a partner in the restaurant chain specializing in "well-done" pizzas.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in the Works for Cranberry

An Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza could be in the works for the Cranberry Crossroads shopping complex on Route 228.

The restaurant, which features “well-done” pizzas, wings and other Italian dished cooked on an 800-degree coal burning oven, would be located in Cranberry Crossroads West, a new phase of the development that Cranberry Planning Commission officials are expected to review at their next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.

Online plans for the new addition show 12,106 square feet of retail space and a 5,500 square foot restaurant.

Cranberry manager Jerry Andree said the township has received a liquor license transfer application for the Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. The hearing for that transfer is expected to take place at the Cranberry Board of Supervisors meeting on March 27.

Anthony Bruno, owner of the original Anthony’s Runway 84 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., founded Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in 2002. The company now has restaurants in Florida, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey and New York.

In 2012, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza locations also opened in Monroeville and Robinson Township.

According to its website, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza uses a combination of “top-quality ingredients, a simple, consistent menu and authentic, coal-burning ovens” at its restaurants.

Some of the dishes included coal-oven-roasted chicken wings topped with caramelized onions, Eggplant Marino (named for the former Miami Dolphins quarterback) and a signature Italian-style salad.

All the restaurants are company owned.

Tell us, are you excited for an Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza to be located in Cranberry? Have you ever dined at the restaurants in Robinson or Monroeville? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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