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
Mark Peterson
Franchisee & Founder
Krystal Burge
Krystal Burge
Franchisee & Founder
Chad Burge
Chad Burge
David Pear
David Pear
VP Strategic Initiatives
Fred Bendel
Fred Bendel
Mike Dobberpuhl
Michael Dobberpuhl
Chief Financial Officer
Tiffany Oder
Tiffany Oder
John Rose
John Rose
Director of Real Estate
Matt Simpson
Matt Simpson
Marketing Manager
Renee Grigg
Renee Grigg
Director of Human Resources and Risk Management
Selene Quintana
Selene Quintana
Senior Training Coach
Wanda Easter
Wanda Easter