Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza to Open Fifth New Jersey Location

WAYNE, NJ — Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, the South Florida-based concept that uses authentic coal-burning ovens to create “well done pizza,” will open its fifth New Jersey location in Wayne on Tuesday, July 22. The new restaurant is located at 1600 Route 23 North, between I-287 and I-80.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, which includes founder/CEO Anthony Bruno and NFL Hall of Fame legend Dan Marino among several equity partners, also has restaurants in Edison, Clifton, Ramsey and Fair Lawn, with a planned opening this fall in Livingston.

To celebrate the Wayne opening, Marino will visit the location on Wednesday, July 23.
“New Jersey residents know good pizza,” Bruno said. “We’ve had fantastic success in all our locations throughout the state and are incredibly excited to bring our coal fired specialties to our fans in Wayne.”

Known for its high energy atmosphere and simple menu, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza uses 800-degree coal burning ovens to create a “well done” taste. 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 original dressing; and Eggplant Marino (Dan’s favorite).

Hours of operation for the Wayne location will be 11:30 a.m. — 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. — 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. In addition to dining in, patrons can carry out by calling 973-872-2625. A full bar will be available.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza was voted Best Pizzeria, Best Wings and Best Local Chain in the 2013 Sun Sentinel/ Best of South Florida readers’ poll, and has been chosen Best Pizza by the Miami Herald,, 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 5 Most Popular” and “#1 Pizza” in Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants edition.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza has 47 locations throughout Florida, Delaware, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit Or follow Anthony’s on Twitter @AnthonysCFPizza and “Like” us on Facebook at