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Condado Tacos adds an industry vet as president

The growing full-service taco chain hired Scott Shotter, who most recently served as CEO at Back Yard Burgers.
Scott Shotter
Photograph courtesy of Condado Tacos

Condado Tacos, which received a private-equity investment earlier this year, has named industry vet Scott Shotter as its new president, the chain announced Wednesday.

Shotter was most recently CEO at Back Yard Burgers. He also spent nine years with Moe’s Southwest Grill leading the chain’s operation and training groups.

Full-service Condado Tacos, based in Columbus, Ohio, has 19 restaurants in seven markets.

Shotter will be tasked with driving the brand’s growth while maintaining the concept’s culture and customer experience. He will also work on building cross-functional teams.

“Scott’s strong experience in the restaurant industry and enthusiasm for Condado Tacos’ future is exciting for our team and makes him uniquely qualified to lead our growth while supporting the exceptional customer experience embodied by our brand,” said Joe Kahn, founder and CEO of Condado Tacos, in a statement.

In February, Condado Tacos received an unspecified investment from The Beekman Group, a private-equity firm. At the time, the customizable taco chain had 15 units in six markets.

Condado prepares the bulk of its menu in a commissary, allowing its restaurants to have smaller kitchens. Its menu focuses on build-your-own tacos with a wide range of proteins and toppings.

“From my first experience at Condado Tacos, I was immediately drawn to the brand's personality and emphasis on high-quality, uniquely-named menu offerings,” Shotter said in a statement. “Condado's approach to genuine service, craveable tacos and margaritas all work in concert with street art-inspired interiors, created by local artists.”

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