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Robert Chavez CEO of HermesThe president and CEO of Hermès Americas wants a chorizo-and-egg taco but is worried about spilling it on his silk tie. It’s a Friday morning in late April, and Robert Chavez has just walked from his hotel in downtown Austin to the luxury brand’s new boutique on South Congress Avenue, passing the Veracruz All Natural taco window along the way. “I actually slowed down and thought, ‘No, you cannot buy a chorizo-and-egg taco and eat it walking over the bridge,’ ” he says with a laugh. “ ‘You’re going to get grease all over you!’ ”The 67-year-old Chavez showed great restraint in passing up one of the best breakfast tacos in Austin—and as a native of San Antonio, he certainly knows what makes for a good breakfast taco. But…

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