Rosa Martin, the owner of Las Marianas Food Truck, started out as a brick and mortar restaurant, but as rent prices increased, she turned to Main Street Launch for additional capital to open a food truck instead. This became one of Oakland’s first Guatemalan food trucks, and Rosa serves delicious Guatemalan and Mexican favorites throughout the East Bay with her daughters and additional staff.
The process is strict, but Adrian was great at making sure everything was in order, helping me get my application together, and making sure we were following the law.”
After her initial loan, Rosa’s rent increased and she shifted from a brick and mortar restaurant to her food truck. She came back to Main Street Launch for more capital and for help getting her website launched and for other business advising support. Through Main Street’s Pro Neighborhoods program (supported by JPMorgan Chase in partnership with NCCLF), Main Street Launch helped Rosa develop her plan to grow her catering clients.