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Qdoba Mexican food franchise

This story appears in the August 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

For Anthony Miller, working for Morgan Schiff & Co., a New York City investment banking group, just wasn't enough. He was looking for a challenge, something interesting and exciting to put his energy and expertise into. Miller found what he was looking for in Denver-based Qdoba Restaurant Corp. (formerly Z-TECA Mexican Grill), the quick-service Mexican food chain he co-founded in 1993.

"I left banking because I thought I would have more fun working for myself," says Miller, 32. Using the skills he gained at Morgan Schiff, Miller brought together the people who would help him create restaurants inspired by Mexican tacquerias.

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