Cotton Patch Cafe appoints a Chief Growth Officer


Former Torchy’s Taco executive joins the restaurant with more than 20 years of experience

DALLAS, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cotton Patch Cafe, a Texas-an inspired, home-cooked restaurant serving Southern classics, announced today Scott Hudler joined the company as Chief Growth Officer (CGO). Hudler will oversee all marketing, customer experience technologies and development. He will report directly to the CEO and be part of the Cotton Patch Cafe management team.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Scott’s caliber join our leadership team,” said Mazen Albatarseh, CEO of Cotton Patch Café. “We have taken our time to seek out and hire the most qualified individual for this position. We believe that Scott’s passion for people, his knowledge and previous experience, combined with his aptitude for technical growth, make him the perfect person for the job. We are looking forward to Scott helping us elevate our brand and continue to grow.”

Hudler has a proven track record of delivering measurable results to brands through innovation, product development and consumer engagement. He takes a measured approach to understanding a brand’s unique qualities in order to create and direct its brand strategy, category management, advertising and marketing efforts.

“What Cotton Patch Cafe has accomplished to date is extremely impressive. I look forward to working with this dynamic team,” said Hudler. “Cotton Patch Cafe is an iconic brand. I think the growth potential for us is limitless.”

Prior to joining Cotton Patch Cafe, Hudler held C-level roles including CMO of Torchy’s Tacos, SVP and CMO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, and SVP and Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Dunkin’ Donuts. He graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

About Cotton Patch Cafe

Founded in Nacogdoches, TXin 1989, dallasbased on Cotton Patch Cafe is a Texas– an inspired home-style restaurant serving Southern classics at its 49 locations across Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Cotton Patch is deeply committed to being a community partner in every town it lives in and donates to many local organizations and charities as well as being a major donor to Scottish Rite for Children. For more information visit or follow Cotton Patch Cafe on Facebook, Twitter and instagram.

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