Who We Are

team is everything
"We know what customers want to eat and what employees need to succeed"
We are a quick service restaurant company built from the bottom up with a passion, and talent for service. We’re founded by two entrepreneurial siblings who ran a single store by themselves and grew Desert De Oro Foods into the 300+ restaurant operator it is today. Our advantage comes from learning the industry hands-on: knowing what customers want and what employees need.

Our Mission: To be the Restaurants our guests desire, and the Company our employees deserve.

Meet Our Team

Mark Peterson
Franchisee & Founder
Krystal Burge
Franchisee & Founder
Chad Burge
Director of Full Service & Dickey's BBQ
David Pear
VP Strategic Initiatives
Fred Bendel
VP of Operations
Michael Dobberpuhl
Chief Financial Officer
Tiffany Oder
Director of Investment Properties and Dickey's BBQ Operations
John Rose
Director of Real Estate
Kevin Sumsion
IT Field Manager
Matt Simpson
Marketing Manager
Renee Grigg
Director of Human Resources and Risk Management
Selene Quintana
Senior Training Coach