bartaco announced the appointment of Anthony Valletta to president, effective immediately. Anthony previously served as Senior Vice President of Operations at bartaco, spearheading a number of initiatives aimed at providing both guests and employees an experience like no other. As President, Anthony will continue to build on bartaco’s momentum, fueling growth and focusing on the company’s goals of enhancing connections with local communities and providing meaningful jobs with true growth opportunities for team members.
“We are thrilled to have Anthony step into the role of president at bartaco. He is a proven leader who has demonstrated his ability to enact positive change, and shares our ideals of constant improvement and putting our guests first at all times,” says Scott Lawton, CEO and co-founder of bartaco. “bartaco’s future is bright, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with Anthony as he spearheads the development of all of our team members, while shaping the future leaders within the brand.”
Anthony Valletta is a highly accomplished industry executive with a wealth of knowledge and experience in strategic operations planning, building strong teams, navigating established business operations, driving revenue and profitability growth, and penetrating new markets. Prior to joining bartaco last fall, Anthony served in roles as the Chief Operating Officer at Mina Group and Birdcall, as well as the Director of Operations at Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group.
“I'm grateful for the opportunity to lead bartaco in an expanded capacity and partner with our distinguished and innovative executive team,” says Anthony Valletta. “For years I have admired bartaco’s unrelenting drive and ability to provide guests an experience like no other. I look forward to working with our local teams to find enhanced ways to immerse ourselves in our surrounding communities, further supporting those who support us and building on our successes to ultimately become the new gold standard for the employee experience.”
He continues, “This is truly the greatest honor I have achieved in my career, not only because of the brand stature, but to have a team of leaders that are the best in the industry behind me.”
bartaco combines upscale street food with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment. Its cuisine consists of a broad palate of bright and bold flavors from around the world, while its handcrafted cocktails are made with high quality, artisanal spirits and freshly-squeezed juices. bartaco aims to create a comfortable yet energetic atmosphere with a minimalistic rustic design that is light and breezy, featuring reclaimed wood, hand-woven basket lights and painted tiles. The company opened its first location in 2010 and now operates 22 locations in 11 states and Washington, D.C.
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