Get your hands on a slice of heaven

Carbone Coal Fired Pizza — which has four Winnipeg restaurants — is expanding into the fast-casual market with a string of Fast Fired by Carbone locations.
carbone fast-fired pizza and salad

A Fast Fired has already opened in Brandon at the Corral Centre. The location, a franchise, seats 20; there are plans for a patio this summer.

Carbone’s president and owner Benjamin Nasberg says the Winnipeg locations are set to open in June. One is at 201 Portage Ave., with other franchised outlets in the areas of Sage Creek, Kenaston Common, Osborne Village and on Regent Avenue and Roblin Boulevard.

The ovens at the Fast Fired locations are gas, rather than coal-fired, for the sake of expediency and convenience (coal-fired ovens require a lot of attention). The streamlined menu — to eat in or for takeout — focuses on pizzas and salads, both build-your-own entrees with unlimited toppings for $11.95.

For us, fast means more than just quick —it means fresh, authentic, sustainable and tailored

Nasberg says, explaining that ingredients will be sourced as locally as possible, recipes for sauce and dough are based on traditional Italian recipes, packaging is all environmentally friendly and that gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan options will be available.

The Fast Fired stores will be licensed, serving craft bottle beer, cider and wine by the mini-bottle; they will also offer kombucha, vitamin water and other health drinks, with nutritious dessert options as well. For more information, go to Twitter: @dedaumier

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