Local restaurant chain Coal Fire Pizza already has four locations in the outer D.C. suburbs, and the company is planning to expand from there.
The restaurant currently has a fifth location on the way to Hunt Valley, Maryland (near Baltimore) and company president Dennis Sharoky tells Eater that they are also in the negotiations for a location in Burke, which would be the restaurant chain's closest location to D.C., as well as its first in Virginia. Right now, there are Coal Fire restaurants in Gaithersburg, Gambrills, Ellicott City and Frederick. The Hunt Valley restaurant is opening this summer, and the company's open to additional expansion as well.
True to its name, Coal Fire makes its pizzas by cooking the pies in a 900 degree coal fired oven. It's a technique that can be hard to find in the area, though places such as Baltimore's Joe Squared and Bethesda's Haven use it. The restaurant makes its own mozzarella and also serves salads, sandwiches and pastas.
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