Here at Willy’s Mexicana Grill, there are four main values that infuse every single thing we do:
- Quality Crazed
- Bring It!
- Fueled by Fun
- We R Family
These four values come together to make for “Rollin’ with a purpose.” In other words, The Willy’s Way. But who is Willy?
Our founder Willy was living in San Francisco in the early ‘90s when he discovered incredible Mexican food in the Mission district. Willy knew right then and there that he was going to roll burritos for a living and that Atlanta was the place to do it.
Since July 1995, when Willy opened the first Willy’s Mexicana Grill, everything that we do here is inspired by that initial love for authentic Mexican food. Money wasn’t the driving motivator. Nope, Willy started his restaurant out of pure love for great food, and we continue to make preparing delicious and fresh food every single day the heartbeat of Willy’s.
As soon as you walk into a Willy’s restaurant, you will feel at home in the colorful, offbeat atmosphere. From our signature logo to the colorful striped walls and upbeat music, Willy’s brings a welcoming vibe that is guaranteed to draw you in—especially when you smell the sizzling steak and chicken, freshly blended salsas, and fried tortilla chips.
With an independent attitude, Willy’s has become so many people’s favorite neighborhood burrito joint because of our commitment to offering amazing food in a fun atmosphere. Crucial to our success is the core values that ensure the highest standards for both our employees and customers.
“Quality Crazed” means we always go above and beyond. Obsessed with getting authentic, fresh flavors, the Willy’s team cares deeply about providing consistent value to our customers. Never one to settle, Willy’s always strives for improvement. That’s why there are no freezers or microwaves and our salsas and guacamoles are made twice daily.
The “Bring It!” value helps drive each of our team members to be at their 100% best so that we can run the best fast-casual Mexican restaurant in Georgia. Each of our employees gets to work in a fun, positive environment where everyone is treated like family. Rather than some stuffy, corporate atmosphere, employees get to be themselves and embrace their individuality, because everyone provides different strengths to what Willy’s does.
One of the most important core values is that we are always “Fueled by Fun.” Our employees are encouraged to enjoy themselves, which helps fuel the fun, positive atmosphere that customers have appreciated now for decades. Not only are our employees dynamic and personable, but they are fast and efficient professionals intent on delivering value to each and every customer. Expert rollers, their smiling faces are always ready to welcome you in.
Finally, “We R family” is an absolutely essential value here at Willy’s. By treating everyone like friends and family, we’ve developed a respectful, community-driven restaurant. Employees are cared for and care about each other, and the same mentality is extended to our customers as well. Honesty, respect, and fairness ensure that everyone at Willy’s feels like family.
All these values combine to make Willy’s a wonderful place for everyone, and that sense of joy is palpable from the very second that you walk in.