Who We Are

team is everything
"We know what Guests want, and what Employees need."
We are a restaurant company built from the bottom-up, with both a passion and talent for service. Founded by two entrepreneurial siblings -- who opened and operated a single Taco Bell in 1982 -- Desert De Oro Foods has grown into a 350+ restaurant organization. Their advantage has been learning the industry hands-on: What guests want, and what employees need. In our fast-paced world this is ever-evolving. DDO stays current with trends that both delight our guests, and lead to employee happiness.

Our Mission: To be the Restaurants our Guests desire, and the Company our Employees deserve.

Ethical – Passionate – Committed

Meet Our Team

Mark Peterson
Arizona Taco Bell Franchisee
Krystal Burge
Franchisee & Founder
Chad Burge
Chad Burge
Mike Dobberpuhl
Michael Dobberpuhl
Chief Financial Officer
Tiffany Oder
Tiffany Oder
John Rose
John Rose
Director of Real Estate
Matt Simpson
Marketing Manager
Renee Grigg
Director of Human Resources and Risk Management
Selene Quintana
Selene Quintana
Senior Training Coach
Shawn Pianesi
Fred Bendel
Fred Bendel
Taco Bell Region Director
Carlos Covarrubias
Taco Bell Region Director 2
Jeff Torres
Taco Bell Region 5 Arizona
Mark Phillips
Greg Jackson