The Lawton Family of Restaurants Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years ago, Cappy Lawton opened The Quarter House, near San Antonio College. Since then, the Lawton family has opened 33 restaurants, including Cappy’s and Cappyccino’s on Broadway, La Fonda on Main, Mama’s Café, and now Jingu House at the Japanese Tea Garden. The restaurants which the Lawtons have opened include:

  • 1973 The Quarter House
  • 1975 Mama’s Hofbrau and Mama’s Café, and Myrtle’s
  • 1976 Avery’s and The Backyard
  • 1977 Cappy’s
  • 1987 EZ’s including seven locations across Texas.
  • 1996 Cappyccino’s
  • 1997 La Fonda on Main
  • 2023 Jingu House in the Japanese Tea Garden.

Trevor Lawton now serves as the President and CEO of The Lawton Family of Restaurants. On July 9th, in Houston, Texas, Cappy Lawton will be inducted into the Texas Restaurant Association Hall of Honor.

Congratulations to the Lawton family from 78209 Magazine!


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