Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza has promoted four executives to support its expansion plans.

Pat Marzano was named president/CFO, Charles Locke, Jr. was appointed COO, Kevin L. May was promoted to VP of Finance/Controller and Chris Fusaro was appointed regional VP of Operations.

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza was founded in Fort Lauderdale in 2002 and has grown to 39 locations, all company owned, throughout Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut. Anthony's is planning several more openings this year and throughout 2014.

Marzano, formerly Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza's SVP/CFO, is an equity partner and member of the company's board. A Certified Public Accountant with more than 40 years of experience, Marzano previously was a shareholder in Star Services Inc., a Florida-based public company. He also founded and was a shareholder for more than three decades in the CPA firm, Geller, Marzano and Company. Marzano has been an integral part of Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza since its inception and, among other responsibilities, will oversee the brand's growth in established and new markets. He is a graduate of St. John's University in Queens, N.Y.

Previously Anthony's SVP of Operations, Locke began his career with S&A Restaurant Corporation's Bennigan's division and was Area Developer for Family Sports Concepts, where he helped establish the Beef O'Brady's brand throughout Florida. Locke joined Anthony's in 2008 and has been instrumental in the opening of nearly 30 locations. In his new position, Locke will oversee all operations for current and future Anthony's restaurants. Locke graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

May joined Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza as corporate controller in 2011 after nearly two decades in the waste industry. He began his career as an internal auditor at Curtis Noll Corporation, an automotive aftermarket distributor, and then as Controller for R.C. Cola's Tampa division. Most recently, he was Florida regional controller for Attwoods Inc. and BFI, as well as Florida Division Controller for USA Waste. May's new role will include increased responsibilities in the company's accounting and financial reporting.

Fusaro has been a member of the company's Northeast expansion team. He served as general manager of the White Plains, N.Y., and Edison, N.J., restaurants before being promoted to Northeast regional manager in 2011. In his new position, Fusaro will oversee Anthony's 16 locations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware, as well as future restaurants. Previously, he was director of Human Resource Recruiting for the Forum Group, a New York-based recruiting firm. Fusaro is a graduate of St. John's University.

"With their leadership and experience, Pat, Chuck, Kevin and Chris will help guide Anthony's through its ongoing expansion while maintaining the highest quality food, service and dining experience for which the brand is renowned," said Anthony Bruno, founder and CEO.

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  • Pete 9175433115
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    Never felt more like asshole I'm my whole life than the the way the stuart manager made me feel the night of the January 6 2014 a Monday. Almost didn't go because my friend said last time they eat there it took over an hour to get a pizza.. Anyway I talked him into trying it again because the several times I've eaten there since they first opened there doors it's been good. The young host took our names an said it was going to be ten minutes. Said no problem we'll wait at the wide open bar. Only one group on the list ahead of us we decided to have a couple of beers and a wine.ten fifteen now twenty minutes goes by and the bar fills up. My friend gives up his seat to a couple who needs a seat knowing our table looked like it was being bussed. The nice man told the bartender to by my friend a drink which never happened. the three top ahead of us gets seated a few minutes before an another table is opened and bussed siting open. Now thirty minutes and I go to the hostess to find if that's our table. At that instance the manager comes up to an ask me if there's a problem. I responded,no not at all. just thought that might be our table since we've been waiting half hour and there's no body else waiting knowing we were next. The manger in a smug voice said that's where your wrong there's a seven top ahead of you. Watching it all unfold a single person came in from a car parked if front of the Restaurants with six others in the car waiting for a response. The manager waves them in knowing there's not a table to fit them all. They all wait another ten minutes later and another four top opens up an the push the tables together to accommodate the seven top.now forty minutes two an a half rounds later we get seated. Knowing what just happened giving two tables away not to lose a seven top the manger comes to me an blames it on the young hostess. In the biz knowing what she just did I played dumb an said you hired her. Because I was hungry an my already disgruntled friends just wanted to sit down. Almost ordering at the bar the men would have eaten standing up. Knowing the menu by heart when the waitress came to the table we ordered straight up. Noticing everything that happens in a restaurant watched the manger blatantly talk about us to her staff many times throughout our meal making it me feel very awkward. The rite move would be to offer us a bevy or desert for our I convince. Seeing what was happening I was extra nice to our waitress maybe to turn things around. To no avail our waitress would run back to her female counter part the manger to complain an ridicule us. Gave her twenty% anyway because I'm in the service industry. Honestly I would lose the manger before negativity where's off on the staff and has serious repercussion. In our biz best advertisement is word of mouth. Coming from a restaurant owner from the Hampton's that does over six hundred covers on a week nite. Good luck with that!
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