Popular restaurant Mexicali in Bakersfield is losing its beloved manager to COVID-19

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) – Mexciali employees and customers grieve for a loved one. Leonard Lomas has worked at Mexicali for decades and died on Saturday after a week-long battle with COVID-19. He was first hired as a cashier at Mexicali in 1977 and rose over the next 40 years.

Monday 23rd ABC caught up with Ruben Crewz, the restaurant’s owner and manager. The crews said Lomas was human and everyone loved him.

“We’re all sad to see someone like him is gone because we’ve all known him for so many years. It’s like losing a brother.”

The crews said Lomas was one of the reasons the restaurant was so successful. He added that Lomas always tried to get to know customers and consider their interests and needs when serving them.

But it wasn’t just customers who loved Lomas. The crews said that even people who delivered food and drinks to the restaurant are saddened by his death and that he is sorely missed.

Lomas leaves behind a wife and a son.

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