It’s trampling old notions of full-service dining. Warming lamps and steam tables lie smashed in its wake. At HuHot, diners customize their own meals by choosing from dozens of fresh vegetables, meats, noodles and sauces. Even as you read, the empire expands.
A Mexican food tradition since 1940 has grown into nearly 100 restaurants, including almost 30 franchise locations. The El Chico story began when Adelaida Cuellar's homemade tamales drew huge crowds at a small county fair in 1926. Her sons opened a cafe in Dallas, following their mother's recipes for enchiladas with chile con carne sauce. Today, El Chico is still serving top-quality Mexican food favorites with fresh new specialties of today.