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David Morton


David Morton is a Chicago-based restauranteur widely known for the impact he and his family have had on the national dining scene for generations. Morton co-founded DMK Restaurants in 2009 and developed a series of iconic dining destinations in Chicago, where most brands continue to thrive (including several that were acquired by third parties). To reflect the company's fast-growing future as it expertly guides the conceptualization and execution of bespoke hospitality brands for an array of world-class partners, DMK Restaurants became Episcope Hospitality in 2024.  

In 2018, Morton was inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame as recognition for his impact on Chicago's dining, creative, and business landscape.  

David Morton graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a degree in Economics.