Mexican restaurant chain creating positive economic impact in East TN

in Business/Food

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — It takes a lot of courage to come to a new country and put down roots. For many Latino or Hispanic immigrants, their food, culture, and entrepreneurial spirit have paved the way to many restaurants we enjoy in East Tennessee and across the country.

One owner of a Knoxville restaurant group says his family recipes have brought him much success. A trip to East Tennessee changed everything for Javier Zendejas 14 years ago.

“We liked it here, and we saw the potential. The people in Tennessee like Mexican food. They love it here,” said Zendejas.

He immigrated to the area and has built a brand of well-loved Mexican food restaurants.

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