When a manager insisted last November that she work remotely despite suffering from COVID-19, Jesenia Ramos knew she had reached a breaking point and needed to make a change. But it wasn’t until late July when she and her husband, Alberto Cordero, also unhappy with his treatment at work during the pandemic, made the leap to self-employment.
“We wanted to make our dream come true. We wanted to open a restaurant. We thought about it a lot because we knew it was going to be a big change,” Ramos said.
The pair, who moved from Puerto Rico to Colorado in 2016, left behind careers in the retail industry and poured their life savings into a “ghost” kitchen in the Aurora Mall that serves the dishes they grew up with, as well as a second concept serving lighter fare like shakes and sandwiches.
“Honestly, we work a lot because when you have your own business you have to work. But I find what I am doing right now is more rewarding,” Ramos said. “When we decided to do the business, it was a way to be able to work as a family together.”
Full story via Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post
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