Scott lawton

president + cofounder, bartaco

After eight years at Barteca as COO, Scott Lawton has been named President + Cofounder of bartaco. In 2010, Scott collaborated with Sasa and Andy on the initial bartaco concept, branding, and design. In his new role working closely with David Boyajian, Scott will be putting his energy toward the brand’s overall vision as it enters a period of rapid growth, and is “excited to continue on his journey with the Barteca Restaurant group.”

Scott began his career in the restaurant industry at Atlanta’s famous Chops Steakhouse. After attending the University of Georgia and then the Art Institute for Culinary Arts, Scott moved to New York and entered the management program at Drew Nieporent’s Tribeca Grill, where he secured a full-time position as the Purchasing Manager. He then became the Chief Operating Officer of South Florida’s Big Time Restaurant Group where he supervised the opening of new stores in three states.

Scott believes that “the possibilities for bartaco as a growing lifestyle brand are endless” and he can’t wait to see where it goes.