Director of Specialty Concepts & New Project Development Lead • The Bartolotta Restaurants
The Bartolotta Restaurants has appointed Megan McKenna, a 15-year company veteran, to the company’s leadership team as Director of Specialty Concepts & New Project Development Lead. In her new role, Ms. McKenna will oversee Downtown Kitchen at U.S. Bank Center, Bartolotta Kohl’s Corporate Campus, The Roundhouse at McKinley Marina, as well as the company’s ongoing business relationship with SSP America to operate concepts at Mitchell International Airport.
“Megan is an accomplished and strategic leader, who has made an impact in our organization in a range of experiences throughout restaurants, catering, and executive dining,” explains Co-Founder, Chef, and Owner Paul Bartolotta. “Her expertise in operations, combined with her ability to identify and nurture talent will be invaluable as we look to expand our regional presence and strengthen relationships with existing and future partners.”
Since graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2007, Ms. McKenna has spent her entire career with The Bartolotta Restaurants, most recently as General Manager of the company’s food halls at Kohl’s, The Kitch and The KIC, which services as many as 4,000 employees on the corporate campus. Throughout her tenure, she has served in leadership roles with Bartolotta Catering and Events, as well as General Manager roles on the company’s restaurant side, at Joey Gerard’s – A Bartolotta Supper Club in Greendale and at Joey Gerard’s (now Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse) in Mequon. Ms. McKenna has also served as Restaurant Manager of Rumpus Room – A Bartolotta Gastropub in downtown Milwaukee.
“It has been a tremendous honor to play a role in the success of The Bartolotta Restaurants and help the company further enhance its position as an innovator in fine dining, upscale casual dining, specialty concessions, and delivering a restaurant-quality experience to our catering venues,” says Ms. McKenna. “I am grateful for this opportunity to be part of the leadership team, where we will continue to support our teams in elevating the guest journey through genuine care and respect for our employees.”
Ms. McKenna begins her new role immediately. More information about The Bartolotta Restaurants' portfolio and its menus can be found at bartolottas.com.