BizLaunch Featured Business: Tortas y Tacos la Chiquita

Tortas y Tacos la Chiquita food truck has been on the road in Arlington for about a year, and co-owner Benedicto Yanez says that in addition to providing great food with fresh ingredients, he prides himself on knowing most of his customers by name. Opening the authentic Mexican food truck, he says, was a natural progression.

“I’d been working in the food industry for more than 15 years and I wanted to have my own business instead of working for somebody else,” he says. “I really enjoyed cooking and I do it well.”

However, great cooking and great food is just the start of opening a food-based business, and that’s when Yanez turned to BizLaunch. “BizLaunch has helped me to get all the information that I need regarding license permits, business loans, taxes, marketing,” he explains. “I have been attending workshops and one-on-one counseling. And now I know how I can grow my business.” He also added that he received a lot of support from his peers in the business community, all of whom were very helpful to someone looking to venture into the world of entrepreneurship.

Yanez said he’s already increased his employee count from two to five in his first year of business, and he wants to see that growth continue. His goals are to expand to a second food truck and eventually to open his own brick-and-mortar restaurant. He adds that one of his greatest decisions was choosing Arlington as his business location.

“Arlington is an excellent place to launch a business because it has a lot of support for entrepreneurs,” he says. “People have the economic power to buy, and there are just a few businesses that offer similar food to ours. It’s a great community.”

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