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Tech Meets Fast Casual: Hear From Bartaco Co-Founder & CEO in Fireside Chat
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Tech Meets Fast Casual: Hear From Bartaco Co-Founder & CEO in Fireside Chat


IPO Edge and the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association hosted a fireside chat at the 2022 ICR Conference with the Co-Founder & CEO of Bartaco to discuss Bartaco’s focus on providing employees with a true living wage, pivoting to adapt the business model to Covid realities, leveraging technological solutions to increase profitability, and future outlook for the business. The event featured Bartaco Co-Founder & CEO Scott Lawton joined by IPO Edge Editor-at-Large Jarrett Banks in a moderated video session lasting approximately 15 minutes.

Watch the highlight video below (or click the link underneath to see the entire event):


About Bartaco

Bartaco is inspired by the beach culture of Brazil, Uruguay and southern California, offering upscale street food with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment. This includes freshly-squeezed juices, specialty cocktails and beer out of a bottle. Bartaco evokes a visit to a stylish beach resort and creates an unforgettable experience. For more information on Bartaco, visit

Mr. Lawton discussed:

  • Providing a living wage and competitive benefits to Bartaco employees
  • Pivoting to adapt the business model to Covid realities
  • Leveraging technology to protect guests and increase profitability
  • Outlook for the future

About the Speaker:

Scott Lawton serves as CEO and Co-Founder of bartaco, a coastal-inspired restaurant serving fresh, upscale street food in a relaxed environment. Bringing over twenty years of leadership experience in the hospitality arena, Lawton rejoined bartaco under the new private ownership of L Catterton, overseeing the concept’s overall vision and growth. Prior to becoming CEO, Lawton was Chief Operating Officer of Barteca, managing development, day-to-day operations and personnel recruitment. For over seven years, Scott led bartaco’s growth from zero to fifteen stores, 60+ million in sales operating in eight different states. While President, the brand achieved five consecutive years of double digit, same-store sales growth while maintaining 29% store level EBITDA. Lawton previously held key leadership roles with Tribeca Grill, Buckhead Life and Big Time Restaurants.



Alan Hatfield, Director of Research

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