‘Hackett Special’ has been a popular menu item since Broncos GM and new head coach ‘sealed the deal’ at Los Dos Potrillos – CBS Denver
CENTENNIAL, Colorado (CBS4)– It might be the atmosphere or the heavy pours, but a century-old Mexican restaurant has become a staple for the Denver Broncos.
“We had John Elway, Peyton Manning. We had Von Miller, KJ Hamler, Christian McCaffrey,” said Los Dos Potrillos co-owner Luis Ramirez. “The McCaffreys are also big fans of us.”
The Los Dos Potrillos family restaurant became part of Broncos history on Monday, when team general manager George Paton decided to take future new head coach Nathaniel Hackett to the restaurant to wrap up the case. They sat down at the FG booth.
“We had a great meal at Los Dos Potrillos, which really sealed the deal,” Paton said at a press conference on Friday, as they officially introduced Hackett as the new head coach of the club. team.
The Mexican restaurant was founded by Mexican immigrants Jose and Martha Ramirez. Today, their two sons, Luis and Daniel, take over the family business. The Ramirez family said it has been a monumental week since the news broke. Dozens of people entered the restaurant to ask for the “Hackett special”, which is on the menu like the tamale plate which is the meal Hackett ordered. The plate includes two tamales, rice and beans and green chili. He also ordered a Cadillac margarita.
“Even the regulars who come, who get the same thing every time they come, now they come in saying they want to try ‘the Hackett,'” Daniel said.
Because there is something family about Los Dos Potrillos.
“George Paton really feels like a second home to him, and it’s not just him, it’s everyone who comes to Dos Potrillos,” Daniel said. “Siendo Mexicano, my brother and I have been truly honored to be able to connect with the Denver Broncos in this way, and we hope to continue to build this relationship with them.”
For the Ramirez family, coming from Zacatecas, Mexico to the United States with nothing to become a Broncos favorite is a dream come true.
“It’s almost like a passing of the torch,” Luis said. “Never stop dreaming, just keep working hard at what you do.”