On June 1, 1981, Edward Lutito, more commonly known as Ed, put in his application to work as a crew person at a local McDonald's in his home town of Anaheim, California. As the years past and his fellow crew members and friends moved on to different jobs, Ed remained an employee of McDonald's, working up the ranks. First from crew person to shift manager, then from shift manager to store manager and finally from store manager to supervisor. Twenty-one years had passed, and it was then that his dreams wouldn't be achieved unless he became his own boss, as a McDonald's Owner Operator. In November 2002, Ed and his family packed up their bags and moved to Texas, first buying the Aransas Pass and Rockport locations. Today, Lutito Partnership has flourished for 14 years, expanding to various locations totaling six locations in the Coastal Bend region.