John Reale was hired to serve as chief operating officer for Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. A restaurant industry veteran, Reale’s background includes serving in a similar role for Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and multiconcept operators Focus Brands.

Reale’s hiring is the latest in a series of management updates at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. Last year, Dean Courtelis was tapped to serve as the chain’s chief culinary officer. Courtelis’ background includes working at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters and The Cheesecake Factory.

And, more recently, Katie Knight joined Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza as chief marketing officer. Her background includes working with Carrabba's Italian Grill.

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza operates 67 company-owned restaurants, with its most recent location opening in Natick, Mass.