Hal Lawlor

President and Chief Operating Officer

Smokey Bones

Hal Lawlor is the President and Chief Operating Officer for Smokey Bones, a full-service restaurant that delivers on great barbeque, award-winning ribs, and good times. Lawlor is a seasoned and high-performing restaurant executive with more than 25 years in the industry. He joined Smokey Bones in 2019 as the COO to spearhead a revitalization of the brand. He has been part of the leadership that launched four virtual brands for the company, The Wing Experience, Burger Experience, Bowl Market and Tender Box. He has been integral in building a successful off-premise dining program for the brand to further its sales and reach. Smokey Bones operates 61 locations across 16 states and has been certified a “Great Place to Work” two years in a row.

Prior to Smokey Bones, Lawlor served as Regional Vice President of Operations for P.F. Chang’s Bistro, leading strategic operations for a group of 61 restaurants across the Northeast and Midwest. He also spent more than 20 years with Darden and their family of restaurants.