Fast-food Mexican chain known for made-to-order fresh food.. In Short The original Zantigo restaurants were part of Zapata, a fast-food chain started by four Minneapolis businessmen in the early 1970s. After numerous ownership changes, former employees Don and Kevin Kaelble re-opened the chain in White Bear Lake in 1992. Everything's fresh and made on the spot, making it a popular spot for young families. The most popular item by far is the "chilito", a flour tortilla filled with a mild or hot chili sauce-beef mixture.