We had the good fortune of connecting with Tonie Walls and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tonie, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
IM FROM LOS ANGELES AND WE HAVE A BIG THING FOR MEXICAN FOOD We used to go out to clubs and things and they were always be a taco or a hotdog stand outside selling food as soon as you walk out the door for reasonable prices and I always want to cook but I just didn’t know and what sort I know I didn’t want to sell plates from my home so I was like who doesn’t love tacos and why not bring the ELHAE experience to Texas so that’s when I decided I’m going to sell tacos but not your average Tacos I want you to be able to see your meat cooked in front of you I want you to be able to order your food and see me flip your tortillas and put your meat on and give you sensation of flavors the LA way
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I feel was said to me from others is that You get the actual experience of me making your food right in front of your face you get to smell everything right there you got to see what goes in. I like saying it’s like Burger King have it your way but right in your face. It was easy for me to start not too much Finances needed to invest but it was always about how my going to get my crowd I’m not from here I’m not popular so how am I going to get people to come out to me so one day I just made a post on my regular page tell them I quit my job is my last check to invest in myself and I will be selling street tacos make me a business page and it went from there these last four months doing a pandemic I can save my business has actually grown at least 30 to 40% than what it has I’m officially a year in and I’m in currently working on my food truck now the support Has been phenomenal from everyone even as far as in Dallas in Mesquite they want me to come out there it’s just a blessing and I just can’t wait to see what it has in store for me
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my friend came out here I would definitely take her to some of the black on businesses out here that are loose food donuts for attractions will probably go to Dallas to canvas Hotel museum of illusion some rooftop things
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
ID LIKE TO SHOUT OF ALL OF MY CUSTOMERS AND MY FAMILY IF IT WASN’T FOR THEM THIS WOULDNT BE POSSIBLE
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