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Westword’s Best Denver Podcast, 2018!

Maria Empanada – Exploding to Success

March 01, 2018
30:05

“When I started the business I was washer, cook, manager… then… NO! I need to grow with the business.” 

Lorena Cantarovici, Maria Empanada  

Maria Empanada – Exploded empanadas thrown against the wall became the recipe for success.

Lorena Cantarovici, like most food entrepreneurs, started baking her now famous empanadas at home.  But Lorena isn’t most food entrepreneurs – from the start, Lorena set out to create a successful business. Lorena tells a true story about how “exploding empanadas” became a metaphor for sticking with it when things get tough, how she’s built the business to 3 stores and 14 outlets, and what Guy Fieri thought when he featured her on Drive-ins, Diners and Dives! It’s a great story – and she’s an inspiring entrepreneur.

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