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Cafe Chulo

11/15/2010 12:00 AM

Category: Powered by Community / Subcategory: Business Development

Café Chulo - Only the Best

Brad and Zack Simon know a commitment to great food, friendly service and hard work can be a recipe for success in the hospitality industry. This dynamic duo built their two-generation enterprise together, putting to good use a perfect combination of energy, creativity, patience and stubbornness. “

“He’s the idea guy,” says Brad.

“And he’s the seasoned professional,” counters his son.

“We got into the restaurant business from two entirely different backgrounds -- and no direct experience,” says Brad. “ I’ve taken on quite a few entrepreneurial opportunities in my life, including ventures in the coffee business. But nothing takes over your life like a restaurant.”

Zack came to the restaurant business from a background in banking. He says the change has been challenging and rewarding. “I don’t think I ever realized how hard I could work, or how much I could enjoy it.”

The concept for Café Chulo was developed after both men saw a niche in the food service market for a place where you could get delicious, fresh Mexican food made to order, for on-the-go or as a wonderful dining experience with family and friends. They developed unique recipes with help from traditional Mexican chefs, bringing a fresh twist to the menu.

“Our sweet pork and our handmade tortillas are signature menu items,” says Zack.

Both Brad and Zack feel that their past five years of success are a great foundation for the future. Their store on Neider Avenue, across from Panhandle State Bank, is in a developing retail district, and they are looking forward to expanding their base of dedicated customers.

Zack says, “We’ve been able to overcome challenges by staying focused on our local community, providing a high-quality, unique product, and by building long-term relationships with our customers. Panhandle State Bank shares our goals and our values. They’ve been behind us every step of the way.

“I know enough about banking to say that their commitment, expertise and integrity are second to none.”

Brad agrees. “They care about banking like we care about food. Only the best will do.”

Brad Simon, Owner
Zack Simon, General Manager

Café Chulo – Always fresh, always handmade to your order. Fresh-Mex take-out, dine in, and catering.

Visit us at 155 W. Neider Avenune in Coeur d’Alene.(208) 667-2700