Luis and Sara Mendez once lived in Mexico until they saw opportunity in Detroit. That’s when they moved to Ferndale and are now getting ready to launch their own food-truck business, Don Lucho Taco Truck and Salsa.
The couple had already been selling their own salsa when they decided they wanted to take it a step further this year. They recently graduated from D:hive’s BUILD program, an initiative that teaches aspiring entrepreneurs the basics of launching a business. They are now looking to launch the food truck this spring to give their food business a foothold.
“Spring is the time because it’s warm and everybody wants to be outside,” Luis Mendez says.
The Mendez family was originally looking at opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Ferndale but decided to go the food truck route because it offers a better entry point for their business. They plan to cook authentic Mexican food with vegan and vegetarian options.
“We found a taco truck is more versatile than an actual restaurant,” Luis Mendez says.
Source: Luis Mendez, co-owner of Don Lucho Taco Truck and Salsa
Writer: Jon Zemke
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