Kyle Gordon

Kyle Gordon

Business name: Dillas Quesadillas

Employee name: Kyle Gordon

Position at the company: Owner

Business address: 2008 Midway Road, Plano

Year opened: 2013

Total number of employees: 25

Website/Phone number: Dillas.com / 972-473-4601

Dillas sells 10 different quesadillas made with fresh ingredients and from-scratch sauces. It also sells fresh-squeezed limeade, homemade pralines, citrus corn salad and fries to round out the menu.  The company’s motto is “Delivering the goods: Good People, Good Food, and Good Times."

What does your business offer that is unique compared to similar businesses?

Quality, handmade, fresh products served with enthusiasm. You’d think this would be the norm in the restaurant industry but it is harder and harder to find. Not only do we offer great service and great food but we typically do it in drive thru and dine-in in less than five minutes.

What is the most important part of your job on a daily basis?

Easy, being there for my team and my customers. I’m not just a face on the wall or some investor.  I’m the owner but I work in the restaurant, flip the quesadillas, squeeze the limes, and take my customers orders.  I love it; I have a passion for what I do so I guess that’s the most important part of my job, spreading my passion and enthusiasm about Dillas!

What are your keys to success?

Family is first. Staying focused on quality.  Listening to my customer and taking their feedback to make the brand better.  Trusting my instincts and seeing them through. To be an overnight success, you have to be an everyday hustler, stay positive, and live the vision and mission every day.

What surprises you most about your job?

People. We’re an amazing bunch.  I’m always surprised by people’s generosity, ability to learn/grow, their commitment, work ethic, positivity (and negativity), how they sell, how they smile, how they interact, etc… Its fun to get to meet 100’s of people in the restaurant every day, all with a different story, mood, etc … Over the course of a week I get to interact and observe thousands of people and they never cease to amaze and surprise me.

Tell us something most people wouldn't know about your company.

We are local and original.  Dillas in Plano is No. 1, we are not a chain (we want to be one day), and we are not a franchise from someplace else.  We are an entrepreneurial team (my wife Maggie and I) with a dream, a vision, and a mission to see it through. Oh and one other thing, the name is pronounced Dilluhs, we got the name from a movie quote in Napoleon Dynamite. Come check us out, you’ll be glad that you did.

If you would like to participate in Five on Three, contact Bill Conrad at bconrad@starlocalmedia.com or 972-398-4207, or Brittany Feagans at bfeagans@starlocalmedia.com or 972-398-4499.

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