Entrepreneur Expands Restaurant Empire With Help From LiftFund

Inspiration can be found anywhere. For Chef Johnny Hernandez, it began with the food at his family’s restaurant.

“I used to take tacos from my dad’s restaurant and sell them at school,” Johnny said. “Food is, and has always been my life.”

Johnny has since become a renowned chef and owner of several restaurants including La Gloria, The Fruteria-Botanero, True Flavors, Casa Hernan and El Machito, all with locations throughout San Antonio. When he was ready to expand his local restaurant empire in 2015, he came to LiftFund. With the help of LiftFund, Johnny was able to secure a loan to open a fourth La Gloria restaurant location.

“Being a small business owner is like riding a roller coaster; there are many ups and downs,” Johnny said.  Today, there are more ups than downs in the business.

LiftFund is here to help entrepreneurs like you and Johnny reach your small business dreams. Check out these online resources to begin the process. Ready to put your business plans into action? Review our checklist to determine your eligibility, or apply today at www. liftfund.com/loans.