Innovation Forum Speaker

Scott Lawton

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Lawton has rich experience and success in building strong brands for the groups he has worked for. Most recently and notably he cofounded and directed all operations for the wildly successful bartaco brand. Over the seven years, Scott led bartaco’s growth from 0 stores to 15 stores, 60+ million in sales operating in 8 different states. While President, the brand achieved 5 consecutive years of double digit, same-store sales growth while maintaining 29% store level ebitda. Prior to that Lawton held key leadership roles with Tribeca Grill, Buckhead Life and Big Time Restaurants.



The longtime marketer was cited for the innovation and boldness he has fostered at Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut

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