We love a blank slate. When the serial entrepreneurs behind this fast-casual Italian concept made their first foray into the restaurant business, we were there to vet ideas with market research and develop a brand experience. The result is Coalition, a name derived from the idea that individual orders bring peace to the pizza table. You get The Ambassador (roasted Amish chicken, peppadew peppers, carmelized onions, Thai BBQ sauce); I’ll have The Emilian (prosciutto, arugula, fontina cheese, and fig jam.) We’ll both leave happy.

They believe in a world where quality ingredients and a nice atmosphere join together without sit-down prices and wait times.