Encinal Brands™ Honors Franchisees on National Franchise Appreciation Day

Franchisees propel The Buffalo Spot® and Blue Burro® to rapid expansion across California and the southwest

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., September 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — With National Franchise Appreciation Day being celebrated on Saturday September 3Encinal Brands LLC salutes all of its franchisees and owners who have helped the fast food group become one of the fastest growing brands in the world. California and the Southwest. CEO and Founder Ivan Flores said advice and support to franchisees has resulted in the launch of new locations across California as good as Arizona, Nevadaand Texas, with 150 additional restaurants planned nationwide over the next five years. Flores said none of this would be possible without the determined entrepreneurs who have made The Buffalo Spot and Blue Burro such successful destinations.

“The most important reason we are experiencing phenomenal growth is due to the loyalty, hard work and persistence of our franchise owners,” Flores said. “We all appreciate them and consider them family. It’s an honor to work with them every day and watch their business grow.”

According to IBISWorld and other restaurant industry sources, the Mexican restaurant industry in the United States is growing by 7% in 2022. Flores said the numbers are expected to continue to rise over the next five years, making it an opportune time to explore the franchise. opportunities with Encinal Brands. Omnar Picado, a multi-unit franchisee with restaurants in Pico Rivera and Victorville, Californiasaid the guidance and support he has received from Encinal Brands has been a boon since it first opened.

“I remember the first time I walked into The Buffalo Spot,” Picado said. “I felt the design was clean, modern and sleek, and it just caught my eye! Today, what I really love about The Buffalo Spot is our menu. It’s a simple menu, but we have something for everyone My journey as the owner of Buffalo Spot has been good because the company has been there for me every step of the way. very comfortable and safe in the franchise I joined.

Flores said he pays special tribute to all Encinal Brands franchisees in more than 40 locations, including the following multi-unit owners:

Omnar Picado: Montebello, norwalk, Victorville, Pico Rivera (CALIFORNIA)
Hilario Raygoza: Chino Hills, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Rialto, Colton (CALIFORNIA)
Karlos Flores: InglewoodWatts, Crenshaw, California
Juan Andres Alonso: Lemongrass and National city (CALIFORNIA)
Max and Rocio Veloz: Tolleson and Happy new year (AZ)
Emmanuel Garduno: carson, TorranceBixby Knolls (California)

Flores added that he thinks becoming an entrepreneur and owning a restaurant franchise is something anyone can achieve with enough determination. He is the perfect example of a self-made man who had humble beginnings in Mexico CEO of one of the fastest growing restaurant groups on the West Coast and Southwest.

“When I was growing up on my grandfather’s ranch in Mexico, I dreamed of owning a restaurant, even though sometimes we didn’t know where our next meal would come from,” he recalls. “Without a high school diploma or other benefits. I learned everything I needed to know, and finally my determination paid off. Now I’m building a wonderful legacy for my family, and all of our franchise owners are doing the same for their families. Together, we are disrupting the Mexican food industry with our distinctive approach that fuses traditional family recipes with modern menu items. »


Restaurateur and entrepreneur Ivan Flores never deviated from his childhood dream of owning a Mexican restaurant business. He started by opening a restaurant, L’Encinal, and learned from his experience in store design and management. After closing L’Encinal in 2013, he began sketching out plans for a new Mexican fast casual franchise. Thanks to his vision and perseverance, the first Blue Burro opened its doors in 2019 in long beach and was an immediate success, followed by Tacomasa in long beachfeaturing the authentic flavors of Tijuana. Today, Encinal Brands has 40 restaurants in four states with planned expansion throughout 2027. For more franchise information, visit https://thebuffalospotfranchise.com

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