Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza opens Oct. 10 at Hamilton Crossings

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Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza opens Oct. 10 at Hamilton Crossings shopping center in Lower Macungie Township. (Courtesy of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza)

By Andrew Wagaman
Of The Morning Call

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza will open its first Lehigh Valley restaurant Oct. 10 at Hamilton Crossings shopping center in Lower Macungie Township.

The South Florida-based chain uses coal-burning ovens to create what it calls “well done” pizza. It has nine other restaurants in Pennsylvania, the closest of which are in Wyomissing, Berks County and in Horsham, Montgomery County.

Besides pizza, the menu includes coal-oven-roasted chicken wings, meatballs, and other Italian cuisine.

Like BJ’s Brewhouse and Whole Foods Market’s Foundry pub (also Valley firsts), Anthony’s will offer a full bar.

The restaurant will be open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Patrons can carry out by calling (610) 366-9701.

The brand is led by founder Anthony Bruno and NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino, among several equity partners. For more information, visit www.acfp.com.

Hamilton Crossings, 750 N. Krocks Rd., will also be home to a Chipotle and the region’s first Smashburger, a fast-casual burger restaurant. Both are expected to open later this fall.

CoreLife Eatery, a Syracuse-based healthy food restaurant, will open in January. And Donny Petridis, owner of The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar in Allentown, plans to open a casual dining restaurant there.

The shopping center’s highly anticipated anchor tenant, Costco Wholesale, is expected to open in November.