Joining the ranks of a NEW Corporate Partner to the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is Golden Chick. Owners Calixto and Sylvia Hernandez started their business in 2013 with 15 employees and one store. They now have 4 stores and up to 50 employees. They are currently looking to settle on a location in the mid valley with hopes to open more. The Hernandez’s son’s grew up in the business and are also managing the stores while also attending college.
Mr. Hernandez stated, “We started the franchise in Alton in August 2013 after 2 years we opened McAllen, Then after another 2 years we opened Edinburg and San Juan. The franchise is based in Dallas and has about 183 units and growing. The quick service business is very fast past and gives one an opportunity to interact with lots of people which I enjoy. It was defiantly slow in the beginning, but after a year or so it started to get busier and busier. It is a family run business, my dad, my brother and me. I worked as a server for 3 years prior to running the restaurants and with that I learned a lot about customer service and what guests expect. The major thing we learned is that consistency on making good food, fast, and with friendly service was the way to steadily grow guests.
President of the RGVHCC Cynthia Sakulezki asked Mr. Hernandez why he chose to become a Corporate Partner and he stated, “The RGVHCC does a lot to help small businesses and especially the Hispanics”. stated Calixto Hernandez. “I am proud to be able to be part of this organization who with such a small staff has been able to provide business owners, whomever they are, with services and programs in order for them to grow and get funded.” Mr. Henandez added.