In this episode of Econo-Mía, in Spanish, you will meet Luis Medina and his wife, Darleen Irizarry, owners of Mr. Kitchen Commercial Solutions. Launched in Puerto Rico in May 2020, Mr. Kitchen Commercial Solutions is a small home-based business that steadily tripled its sales investment after six months of operations.
Launched in the middle of a pandemic, Mr. Kitchen Commercial Solutions sells commercial kitchen equipment and appliances to multiple food businesses around Puerto Rico, including hotels, restaurants, catering businesses, and food trucks.
Thanks to Luis' background of 13 years of experience in the restaurant industry and Darleen's lessons learned with her other family business, this small but mighty business generated triple its initial investment of $15,000 to buy some inventory and a pick-up truck only after six months of operations.
By the second half of 2020, owners Luis and Darleen sought help from LEDC in underwriting a loan by the U.S. SBA, which helped them grow even further—solidifying Mr. Kitchen Commercial Solutions' finances and presence on the island.
Thanks to their incredible client service, teamwork, networking, and massive effort, Mr. Kitchen Commercial Solutions has garnered almost 4,000 followers on Facebook and contracts with well-known food businesses all over the island.
Check out this episode of Econo-Mia to learn more about Luis and Darleen's secret recipe for success as a family-run business and how LEDC help their business grow through business training and financing.
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