Two Philadelphia-area food chains in growth mode are losing top executives, who decided to go it alone and start their own restaurant and hospitality group.

Husband-wife team Megan Bruton and Charles William “C.W.” Bruton dreamed of starting their own business ever since they met seven years ago, Texas-native Megan Bruton said.

That dream turned into Estrella Tacos y Mas, a 5,000-square-foot, 260-seat taco bar in Downingtown, Chester County, specializing in Austin, Texas-inspired breakfast tacos.