Dos Coyotes celebrates 25 years with a giant burrito for charity

Dos Coyotes founder Bobby Coyote
Dos Coyotes founder Bobby Coyote Courtesy Dos Coyotes

The eight-store Dos Coyotes Border Cafe mini-chain, founded in Davis 25 years ago, will celebrate its birthday with a Burrito Bargain on Tuesday, Jan. 5. On that day, the Southwest-themed restaurants will roll back the price of their Border Chicken Burrito to its original $4.95 from its current $7.75.

A deal, yes, but more interesting will be the special “construction project” of a 25-foot-long burrito to be assembled by Dos Coyotes’ executive chef Mark Casale and his team of cooks. Chain founder Bobby Coyote will be at the restaurant to help supervise the feat, which will start at 9 a.m. in the Marketplace center, 1411 West Covell Blvd., Davis; 530-753-0922.

Dos Coyotes’ long-established vendors will sponsor the giant burrito for $100 a foot, with proceeds going to the Davis Farm to School program. The finished burrito will be cut up and distributed to area shelters.

Throughout January, Dos Coyote customers are asked to “post their Dos Coyotes dining experiences on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #doscoyotes.” Each week, the winners of a drawing will receive $25 gift cards. At month’s end, a grand prize of 25 ounces of silver (silver anniversary, get it?) will be given to one randomly selected winner.

Plans are “in the works” to open four more Dos Coyotes in 2016, including one in Citrus Heights. For more information:

Allen Pierleoni: 916-321-1128, @apierleonisacbe