Not Your Average Cafe
April 26, 2012
Owner/Managers: Nacho Ramirez
Nature of Business: Restaurant
City: Mason, Tx
SBDC Business Advsor: Peggy Hodges Rosser
Twenty years ago at the age of 17, Mexico immigrant, Ignacio Ramirez walked from Del Rio, Texas to Mason, Texas. It took him 19 days. This trek was a result of his childhood dream to come to the United States and one day own his own business.
Ignacio (Nacho) got a job as a cook in a local restaurant. After 17 years of cooking, he and his wife Lisa decided it was time for him to open his own restaurant. Their banker recommended that they visit with the Angelo State University SBDC Advisor assigned to the Mason area, Peggy Rosser.
Nacho, Lisa, and Peggy visited on several occasions as the business idea was developing. Once the decision was made to pursue the restaurant and the funding was in place, Nacho and Lisa opened Nacho’s Café on September 12, 2011.
They are appreciative of the support from their advisor. “I am very thankful that Peggy continues to come by and follow up with us on any needs,” Lisa said. The opening of Nacho’s Café provided jobs for 16 employees and contributes to the economy of Mason.
Impact on the Community:
- Business Start
- 16 Jobs Created