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DESIGN FIRE EAT | Fireaway Pizza set to open in Ballymena

Ballymena is set to have a new eatery in the coming weeks with the arrival of Fireaway Pizza, opening on Church Street in the town.

The new Fireaway restaurant/takeaway, which we understand is the first to open in Northern Ireland, will takeover the former Bob & Bert’s premises, located opposite Harmony Hub.

According to the company’s website, the first Fireaway Pizza was opened by Mario Aleppo in 2016 with the aim of bringing better pizza to the UK.

“With fresh toppings, hand made dough and a 400-degree fire oven not only is it authentic but it’s fast – around 180 seconds,” the website states.

“When my Nonna came over from the Amalfi Coast of Italy in the 1950s she brought a pizza recipe that FIREAWAY PIZZA has been spreading through the streets of London since 2016.

“We have tweaked our menu to include Oreo milkshakes, Nutella pizzas and Vegan options so we have something for everyone. Five years later and we have gone from one London shop to over 75 branches across the country including Scotland and Wales.”

The company states that it sources quality ingredients from the UK and Italy, promising pizzas with local vegetables and little or no grease, made with a tomato sauce which is imported from ‘the mountains of Naples’ and ‘flour is from the mills of Milan‘.

Work has been continuing at the Church Street location over the last weeks, and looks to be nearing for completion. Fireaway Ballymena is currently recruiting for a Store Manager, with a closing date for 25 May 2022.

In the meantime, if you would like to get a sneak peek of the menu, visit:


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