Tavistock Restaurants' co-founder joins the Mexican-themed restaurant chain. 

Real Mex Restaurants appointed Bryan Lockwood to serve as chief executive officer of the full-service Mexican restaurant chain.

Prior to joining Real Mex, Lockwood served as CEO and president of Tavistock Restaurants, a multi-concept operator he co-founded in 2003. During his more than 35 years in the restaurant industry, Lockwood has served in a variety of roles including as an executive, advisor, principal, investor, franchisor and franchisee.