Rising Star Restaurateur Hunter Swartz of Eastman Egg Company - Biography

Chicago, IL

May 2015

CEO and Founder of The Eastman Egg Company, Hunter Swartz, dove into finance and triathlon training after graduating from Yale. While working at Goldman Sachs, Swartz realized that his demanding schedule required a better, more wholesome start to his day. He came up with the idea for a breakfast sandwich food truck and entered the concept in an entrepreneurship contest in 2011—and won.

By 2013, Swartz had rolled out the Eastman Egg Company food truck and brought on Davis, whom he met at The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Just in time to help launch Eastman’s first brick and mortar in early 2015, Chief Marketing Officer Erin Byrne join forces with the two.

Today, the Chicago entrepreneurial trio is serving the Windy City the best possible breakfast (in under five minutes) one sandwich at a time—with plenty room to grow. For their efforts, they earned a 2015 StarChefs Rising Star Concept Award.