IPO Edge hosted a fireside chat at the 2023 ICR Conference with the CEO and Co-Founder of Bartaco, a healthy and upscale street food chain. The in-person interview featured CEO and Co-Founder, Scott Lawton joined by IPO Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone and Editor-at-Large Jarrett Banks. Watch the full recording below:
Inspired by a healthy, outdoor lifestyle, bartaco serves fresh, upscale street food in a relaxed environment. bartaco is specialty cocktails crafted with fresh-squeezed juices, beer out of a bottle and hand-held foods delivered on metal trays. The stylish ambience, cocktails and freshly prepared tacos and “not tacos” create an unforgettable experience. For more information about bartaco, visit bartaco.com.
About CEO and CO-Founder, Scott Lawton
Scott Lawton is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bartaco, a coastal-inspired restaurant serving fresh, upscale street food in a relaxed environment. Lawton has over twenty five years of leadership experience in the hospitality arena, and rejoined Bartaco in 2020 under the new private ownership of L Catterton, where he oversees the concept’s overall vision and growth. That year, Lawton led the rollout of Bartaco’s on- demand hospitality dining model, and continues to pave the way for other restaurant leaders looking to create a seamless guest experience. Under his leadership, Bartaco was recognized by Hospitality Technology’s MURTEC Breakthrough Awards in 2022 for the restaurant’s signature “on-demand hospitality.” Prior to becoming CEO of Bartaco, Lawton was Chief Operating Officer of Barteco, managing development, day-to-day operations and personnel recruitment. Lawton previously held key leadership roles with Tribeca Grill, Buckhead Life and Big Time Restaurants.