Dos Coyotes Border Café celebrates 31 years of authentic Southwestern Davis cuisine. With flavor as authentic as the service, it’s no wonder 10 other Dos Coyotes locations have joined the pack since the original opening in 1991.

The creator of Dos Coyotes – Bobby Coyote – grew up in Los Angeles, where he developed a love for the culinary arts and the incredible Mexican cuisine that surrounded him. After a trip to Santa Fe, NM, Coyote was immediately smitten by the vibrant culture, colors and flavor. Little did he know that these life experiences would be the ingredients for a successful and delicious franchise.

“Dos Coyotes was conceived from my love of food in New Mexico, like green and red peppers and the way they prepared their food. That’s how I came up with the concept before moving on. in Davis,” Coyote explained. “I had to find a contractor and a kitchen equipment company and get the project started. I did that pretty much all summer and fall of 1990 . »

Unfortunately, on Halloween of that year, Coyote’s contractor went bankrupt for not paying taxes. Undeterred, Coyote’s cunning resolve led him to complete construction himself and officially open on January 5, 1991. It wasn’t until 1994, however, that Coyote’s chief executive, Mark Casale , has joined the ranks to help bring Southwestern flavor to Northern California. and help Dos Coyotes stand out from an average Mexican restaurant.

As proud as Coyote is of his restaurants’ culinary prowess, that’s just a small part of the accomplishments he thinks fondly of over three decades of service.

It’s been a long time – 31 years – and Dos Coyotes is still screaming. Courtesy pictures

“Being open for 31 years for one thing, but also how much we have been able to give back to the communities in which we do business. Another is all the kids we’ve been able to employ over the years, like high school kids. or kids going to college in the area,” Coyote said. “Another thing I’m really proud of is the profit sharing program we’ve had in place since 1992. I’ve had a lot of workers leave and end up making a lot of money because of it. “

From the freshly prepared food to the dynamic interior and customer experience, Coyote cultivates a culture of freshness in every aspect of its franchise. Coyote also credits the franchise’s success to a few key elements, including the town where it all began.

“Davis has been really supportive of us all these years, so I really have to thank the community for that,” Coyote praised. “The most important thing, however, is that Dos Coyotes wouldn’t be what it is today without the incredible employees we’ve had. Past and present. Without them, none of this would have been possible. »

While many restaurants have not survived the pandemic, Coyote is pleased to announce the reopening of Dos Coyotes at Arden’s Fair Market Square in Sacramento after its closure. Showcase with 25 years of service to his credit, Coyote is delighted to see him return to the front of the stage.

Through its philanthropic efforts to serve top-notch cuisine with quality service, Dos Coyotes has become an integral part of Davis’ litany of culinary offerings over the past 31 years. As there are no signs of business slowing down, Dos Coyotes can be expected to be around for another 31 years.

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