Condado Tacos Names New Chief Executive Officer

by Katie Lee

Columbus, Ohio — After an exhaustive nationwide search, Condado Tacos has appointed Derrick Pratt as its next chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2024. Previously, he spent many years in leadership operations roles at Starbucks, McDonalds and, most recently, Portillo’s.

“On behalf of the entire board of managers, we are thrilled to welcome Derrick as the next CEO of Condado Tacos,” says John G. Troiano, chairman of the board. “Derrick brings a wealth of experience in running successful growth-oriented restaurant brands and has an exceptionally strong track record of guiding companies through periods of significant expansion through strong leadership and innovation. Condado Tacos has doubled over the last 3 years to 50 locations across 10 states and 18 markets to date, and we are thrilled to have Derrick lead the Company through its next phase of growth.”

Pratt is a seasoned restaurant executive that brings nearly four decades of restaurant experience to Condado Tacos, with a proven track record in driving best-in-class operations, performance results, world class culture and people development. Since 2021, he has served as chief operating officer of the fast-growing restaurant brand, Portillo’s, where he had leadership experience in operations, real estate development, marketing and supply chain management. As COO, Pratt was instrumental in the implementation of various technology initiatives and driving industry leading net promoter and guest satisfaction scores and helped lead the organization through its successful IPO in 2021. Prior to joining Portillo’s in 2020, Pratt served in a variety of operations-focused roles of increasing responsibility at Starbucks, where he was regional vice president of operations leading 800 locations and $1.4 billion in revenue. Prior to Starbucks, Pratt spent 22 years in various VP-level positions within the McDonald’s organization and was also a franchise owner/operator.

Condado Tacos started in 2014 with its first location in Columbus, Ohio. Since its founding, the award-winning taco concept has grown to 50 restaurants in 10 states. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Condado Tacos

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