Kissimmee, Fla. — BurgerFi International, Inc., owner of leading fast-casual brand BurgerFi® and the casual dining pizza brand Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings, has opened its 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,” says Carl Bachmann, chief executive officer for BurgerFi International.
The co-branded BurgerFi and Anthony’s grand opening celebration is scheduled for Dec. 18, 2023, located at The Promenade at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando in Kissimmee.
“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,” adds 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.”
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings, which was acquired by BurgerFi International, Inc. in November 2021, is a premium pizza and wings brand that operates 59 corporate-owned casual restaurant locations.
SOURCE: BurgerFi International, Inc.