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Wraptitude Serves up Gourmet Wraps, Burgers & Beers posted on 07/27/2023
By Patti Jo Brooks
The Mountain Times

Talk about a dream come true! Wraptitude – Wraps with Attitude – the brainchild of Ryan Cummings and his wife, Hidee, was conceived in Hawaii, born in Welches and spurred into Texas. Hidee, who Ryan says “is the heart of Wraptitude,” brings about a positive work environment and the customers love her. “She has a youthful exuberance that is contagious,” Ryan quotes from a past Mountain Times article from years ago. Although the couple call Texas “home” these days, they stay completely engaged with their Welches venue, the original location of the Wraptitude brand.
What is a Wraptitude? you ask. That would be one amazing sandwich complete with all the fixings stuffed inside a sweet bun or a soft tortilla wrapped up tight. And attitude? How about the Burger Wrap – cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onions, juicy beef burger, fries and sauce rolled up in a soft warm tortilla. “I’d have to say the Burger Wrap is ‘life changing,’” Ryan admits. “That’s what we’ve been telling people for years.” This is a burger you can eat while driving down the road and not have to be fumbling around with it. “That’s kind of been our claim to fame,” Ryan says. Another local favorite is the Maverick – juicy beef burger with bacon, avocado, melted Swiss and served with Wraptitude’s house-made fry sauce. The Santa Fe is a winner too. This burrito wrap serves up pepper jack cheese, house-made chipotle spread, rice, corn and black beans with your choice of meat or avocado for a vegetarian option.
In addition to the Maverick Burger, choices include a Goose Burger – with fried egg and bacon topped with melted cheddar, as well as the tasty Viper, Hollywood and Rooster tacos. Anyone notice a theme here? Accompany any of these mouth-watering sandwiches with one of the 12 craft beers or two 2 kombuchas on tap. Specialty summer drinks feature mojitos, tipsy mermaids, and pink lemonade margaritas. So delicious and refreshing, you’ll want to keep coming back for more! Open daily from 11am-8pm, Wraptitude hosts live summer music Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-4pm and as always, 6pm-9pm on Music Mondays. Gather together with family and friends on the cozy outdoor patio. Let the kids run free under your watchful eye while you visit with the grownups.
The staff is gracious and attentive. Alicia, the kitchen manager is a longtime member of the community and has been with Wraptitude since 2012. “She’s amazing,” Ryan says. “She loves what she does.” Ryan grew up locally and his mother, Nedra, who lives nearby, runs the Welches location when he’s not in town. Splitting time between San Antonio and Welches has become a delightful dance of sorts. Ryan comes to the mountain about every three months and for Christmas. He usually spends summers here from June through July and the last three summers he’s been accompanied by his daughter, Rylee (17). The couple also have a son, Quinntin (16), and a daughter, Brenna (24) who manage their San Antonio restaurant.
Ryan and Hidee’s dream may have started as an idea nineteen years ago in Hawaii, but it was destined to come to fruition in Welches, Oregon. The original floor plan for Wraptitude was drawn up for the exact building along the highway where it is now. Ryan and Hidee left Hawaii and moved back to Welches in 2008. The building became available in April of 2010. They signed the lease and on July 1st, 2010 the first Wraptitude was born. “We’re very fortunate to be able to operate two restaurants so far from each other,” Ryan admits. As it turns out, San Antonio and Welches have offsetting busy seasons. Summers and winters are high season on the mountain while Texas is big on spring breaks. “It’s nice to come up here in the summer and get away from the heat,” he says. “We have this crazy balance.”
Stop in for a quick bite and stay awhile! Wraptitude is located at 67441 E Hwy 26 in Welches. Give them a call at (503)622-0893, email wraptitude@gmail.com., or visit online at  wraptitude.com and click the Welches location.



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