[Co-owner and company President Martin Hernandez visits Batavia's new Burrito Parrilla Mexicana. The former Batavian developed the local restaurant group's concept.]
"We already had an eye on Batavia," Favela said. "Martin lived there many years ago. We liked Randall Road, and when the White Castle became available, we were very familiar with the area."
They designed an airy Batavia restaurant with stone and wood accents, along with an open kitchen. Booths and tables provide seating in a stylish setting done in serene earth tones.
He said an eighth location is scheduled to open around the end of the year in Algonquin. The other restaurants are in West Chicago, Naperville, Lombard, Lisle, Carol Stream and Glendale Heights.
Favela, who lives in Elmhurst, said his background is working as an administrator. He retired a few years ago after a long tenure with McDonald's.