Founder & CEO (Pioneer Tavern Group)
Mark Domitrovich is the founder and CEO of Pioneer Tavern Group, which owns and operates Lottie’s Pub, Frontier and Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods. An entrepreneur by spirit, Domitrovich has always worked for himself. After graduating from The University of Kansas, Domitrovich founded a promotional products company that he went on to own for 12 years; this company eventually led him into the hospitality industry. In 2002, he jumped at the opportunity to buy Lottie's Pub, a Bucktown neighborhood institution. In 2010, Domitrovich opened his first food-focused concept, Frontier in Chicago’s West Town, with Chef Brian Jupiter at the helm. Domitrovich and Jupiter opened their second food-focused concept, Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods, in 2018 as a tribute to New Orleans cuisine and atmosphere.
Pioneer Tavern Group concepts have gathered several notable accolades in print, online, and television, and have become extremely well-known for their various ventures throughout Chicago.
Outside of his work at Pioneer Tavern Group, Domitrovich is an avid equestrian, which is how he became involved with Equestrian Connection, which provides therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities.