Growing up in St. Louis, Scott got his start in the restaurant business at age 15 catering events for groups of two to 6,000. Paying his way through college by managing a steakhouse, he attended the University of Missouri and earned a degree in restaurant and hotel management. Scott has managed and overseen everything from 5-star restaurants to corporate cafeterias in Wichita, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. In 2002, Scott partnered with Bill Simon and his brother Randy to launch Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. After franchising in 2004, Freddy’s has grown to more than 350 domestic locations that serve 32 states across the country. Scott currently serves as Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Freddy’s. Scott’s vast knowledge of restaurant ownership and operations has made him a sought-out professional in the industry. He currently serves on the Board of the National Restaurant Association, advocating for and representing restaurant industry interests with policymakers at all levels.