Our Team

Meet some of the wonderful members of the Chris Madrid’s family who help ensure every visit is exceptional.

The core reason for the success of Chris Madrid’s isn’t our food or atmosphere – it’s our family of good people. Many of us have been with the company for more than 10 years, serving up the Best Burger in town!

Pedro Sanchez

General Manager

Pedro brings a wealth of experience and a can-do approach to his role as General Manager at Chris Madrid’s. He began his professional journey with the restaurant the week after he graduated from high school. A member of the team for more than a decade, he has served in many roles including busboy, a variety of front counter and to-go positions, dishwasher, cook, bartender and even security! With each position, he has enjoyed the ability to connect with clientele, share the story of the Original Chris Madrid’s and continue the mission of “loving on people through what we do.” Pedro believes that the ability to love on others through Chris Madrid’s iconic story and food is such a simple yet rewarding idea.

Speaking of food, Pedro’s favorite menu item is the Tostada burger, which he admits sounds a bit unusual but insists that “you get hooked instantly” after trying it the first time.

When Pedro is not focused on his responsibilities at the restaurant, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching the newest Netflix series or newly-released movie, playing video games and trying out new local eateries.

Julie Mason

Events Coordinator

Julie joined the Chris Madrid’s team as the Event Coordinator after four years with Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine, also part of the DUO Restaurant Group.

It is in this role that she loves to meet new people and partner with them to plan the perfect celebration, but ultimately relishes seeing their vision come to fruition and hearing how much they enjoyed their experience.  It’s a joy to throw a party for members of such a strong community of customers who contribute to the rich history of Chris Madrid’s. One of her favorite memories is coordinating an event for a former Chris Madrid’s employee who not only spotted her photo hanging in the restaurant but loved her event in the new party rooms. As long as people have fun while enjoying themselves, the food, and the service, Julie she has done her job well.

When not putting together the perfect party menu, Julie’s favorite item to enjoy is the good ol’ cheeseburger, but believes it is impossible to go wrong with the iconic Cheddar Cheezy.

Julie enjoys time with her family and dogs, game nights with friends, travel, creative projects and sampling new food and drink recipes. She graduated with honors from Alamo Heights High School and the University of Texas at San Antonio (Go Roadrunners!).

Carlos Caldera Garcia

Floor Manager

Carlos has been a valued member of the DUO Restaurant Family since 2017, having transitioned to Chris Madrid’s in 2021 after serving for five years as a team member at Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine. Carlos began his tenure at Paloma Blanca as a dishwasher and learned different facets of the organization until his current position of Floor Manager at Chris Madrid’s. He enjoys his fellow co-workers, the work environment and atmosphere at Chris Madrid’s, and the opportunity to chat with customers in English and Spanish, his native language.

While most would choose the Cheddar Cheezy as their preferred menu item, Carlos isn’t afraid to tell you that his is the Chicken Jack sandwich.

In his spare time, Carlos enjoys watching movies and spending time with his family.

Mercedes Davila-Lemus

Floor Manager

Mercedes is a valued member of the DUO Restaurant Group, as Floor Manager at Chris Madrid’s for the past year and previously as a server for seven years with the Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine team.

Mercedes enjoys working with both the Chris Madrid’s team and customers because everyone is not just nice, but also very friendly. She is encouraged daily when she sees team members and customers laughing and smiling. Mercedes is grateful for the opportunity to join the Chris Madrid’s family as she begins this new chapter of her life and eagerly anticipates what is yet to come.

When not supporting the Chris Madrid’s team, Mercedes stays busy spending time with family as they cheer on her daughter who plays for her church basketball team and various other sports teams.

Mercedes enjoys the macho bean chalupa because it is one of the healthier menu items and super tasty. She also admits a weakness for Chris Madrid’s fries.