About 9 Beans & A Burrito
The year was 1989, the place, Arizona State University, the characters, ASU students. Born that year was the 9 Beans and a Burrito. A group of students formed a softball team, which would eventually lead to the creation of a small chain of restaurants carrying the same name, the conception of a non-profit foundation carrying the same name and inevitably lead this same group of students to lifelong friendships.
9 Beans and A Burrito started as an intramural softball team at Arizona State University. How did we come up with such a name? A couple of elements were considered when it came time to decide on a name for this newly formed team. First, we wanted this name to reveal a little bit of our background. Also, we wanted the name to be about something we excelled at. Given that most of us were of Hispanic decent; Beans seemed to be a simple enough concept while still giving our team a fun identity. Next, softball was easily our sport of choice and genuinely the sport we most excelled in. So we combined these 2 thoughts.