Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Raises $13,525 for Columbus Citizens Foundation to Support Italian-American Students
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – 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.”
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza’s New York locations include Bohemia, Carle Place, Commack, Great Neck, Wantagh, White Plains and Woodbury. New Jersey locations are in Clifton, Edison, Englewood, Fair Lawn, Livingston, Marlboro, Mount Laurel, Ramsey and Wayne. Visit ACFP.com for addresses and phone numbers.
With a focus on fresh ingredients and authentic recipes, Anthony’s signature menu includes traditional and specialty pizzas with dough made daily and stretched to order; fresh coal-oven-roasted chicken wings; large homemade meatballs from a recipe passed down by Anthony’s grandmother; a classic Italian salad with signature dressing; and Eggplant Marino (one of Dan’s favorites).
The brand has been lauded by fans and media for its great food and service. In 2015, Anthony’s was chosen Best Pizza, Best Wings and Best Meatballs for the second consecutive year in the Sun Sentinel/SouthFlorida.com Best of South Florida readers’ poll.
Anthony’s was declared “The Best Pizza Chain in America” by USA Today’s Great American Bites and has been chosen Best Pizza by the Miami Herald, Miami.com, Palm Beach Post and WFLA’s iHeart Tampa Bay. The brand was featured in the New York Times and has received rave reviews from Newsday. Anthony’s food and service continually are ranked “very good to excellent” by Zagat Survey, the distinguished dining and entertainment ratings guide, and is voted “Top Pizza” and “Most Popular” in Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants edition.
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza has 60 locations throughout Florida, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. For more information, visit www.acfp.com. Or follow Anthony’s on Twitter @AnthonysCFPizza, on Instagram at anthonyscoalfiredpizza and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnthonysCoalFiredPizza.
For more information on the Columbus Citizens Foundation, visit columbuscitizensfd.org.