When asked why an Irish guy with a name like Kevin McCarney is founder and president of a Mexican food chain, the restaurateur has a simple response: “Because I love Mexican food.”Some decades back, McCarney worked at a Southern California taco stand while in high school. Later, while on one of his family’s many trips to Mexico, he discovered that the Americanized ground-beef tacos he had dished up in high school were nothing like the real thing found along the Baja California coast.In ...

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