BurgerFi® and Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings Celebrate Grand Opening of First-Ever Co-Branded Location in Kissimmee
Guests enjoy a limited-time menu, surprise giveaways, plus guests can enter to win free BurgerFi or Anthony’s for a year
KISSIMMEE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BurgerFi International, Inc., owner of leading fast-casual brand BurgerFi® and the casual dining pizza brand Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings, is excited to announce the historic opening of the first-ever co-branded BurgerFi and Anthony’s restaurant. The momentous occasion for the brand also signifies the inaugural franchise site for Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings. The new location is owned and operated by franchisee NDM Hospitality, one of the original franchisees for BurgerFi and the first franchisee of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza.
“The debut franchise location of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings is a big win for our team, our potential franchisees, and our shareholders. It is a strategic fit with our largest BurgerFi franchisee, NDM Hospitality, to bring this innovative concept to life in our home state market,” said Carl Bachmann, Chief Executive Officer for 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?'"
The co-branded BurgerFi and Anthony’s grand opening celebration is scheduled for December 18, 2023, at 11 am. The festivities are taking place at The Promenade at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando, located at 3298 Margaritaville Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34747. 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. *Subject to rules regarding contest entry. Plus, guests may savor the limited-time Cannoli Frozen Custard Shake and other delights.
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On December 17, the location will host a Community Celebration Day, where guests may enjoy complimentary food from a limited menu from 11 am – 3 pm or 5 pm – 9 pm.
“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.”
The Kissimmee co-branded location offers dine-in, takeout, and online ordering for pickup or delivery. The restaurant will be open daily from Sunday – Thursday 11:30 am-10 pm and Friday – Saturday 11:30 am – 11 pm.
"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," shared Bachmann. "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."
For more information about BurgerFi, visit www.BurgerFi.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @BurgerFi. To learn more about Anthony's, visit acfp.com or follow them on social @anthonyscoalfiredpizza.
About BurgerFi International (Nasdaq: BFI, BFIIW)
BurgerFi® is chef-founded and committed to serving fresh, all-natural and quality food at all locations, online and via first-party and third-party deliveries. BurgerFi was named “The Very Best Burger” at the 2023 edition of the nationally acclaimed SOBE Wine and Food Festival, “Best Fast Casual Restaurant” in USA Today’s 10 Best 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards for the third consecutive year, and Fast Casual’s Top Ten Brands for 10 consecutive years.
About Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings was acquired by BurgerFi International, Inc. (Nasdaq: BFI, BFIIW), on November 3, 2021, and is a premium pizza and wings brand that operates 59 corporate-owned casual restaurant locations. Anthony’s was named “The Best Pizza Chain in America” by USA Today’s Great American Bites and “Top 3 Best Major Pizza Chain” by Mashed in 2021.
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Released December 13, 2023