The Virus Loan Story

 

The Story of Mi Rancho Where classic flavors met modern day innovation and timely aid.

With its perfect balance between warm flavors and exciting spice, Tex-Mex food is one of the most accessible and beloved cuisines nationwide. Our team grew up loving its cozy feeling of comfort just as much as everyone else and have found a collective passion in sharing that comfort with as many as we can while also offering new and exciting experiences. We set out to create an environment where a familiar sense of home could be the perfect backdrop for an adventure. Thus, our dream for Mi Rancho was born.


Although our main focus had always been to bring Tex-Mex into the modern era, we’d never lost our appreciation for its roots. Before our dream could become a reality, we had to learn about its primary principles and techniques. Our founders believed in paying homage to this cherished cuisine and have spent years researching and working to learn its ins and outs. Whether we were spending long nights trying to perfect our guacamole recipe, or working long days in someone else’s restaurant, we never lost sight of our passion.

“Mi rancho is su rancho.”

Although our main focus had always been to bring Tex-Mex into the modern era, we’d never lost our appreciation for its roots. Before our dream could become a reality, we had to learn about its primary principles and techniques. Our founders believed in paying homage to this cherished cuisine and have spent years researching and working to learn its ins and outs. Whether we were spending long nights trying to perfect our guacamole recipe, or working long days in someone else’s restaurant, we never lost sight of our passion.


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The dream begins to take shape…

After all of that time, it was finally time to bring Mi Rancho to life. We were lucky enough to receive funding from a venture capital firm that helped fund wonderful projects, like Project Pupper. With their help, it was time for us to start building. There was nowhere else for us to build but Texas. After all, it’s the heart of Tex-Mex cuisine. Where else were we supposed to see our dream become a reality? Where else could we truly pay homage to our passion?


Then came the problem of creating an environment worthy of our goal. We didn’t want to just become every other Tex-Mex restaurant. No, we wanted to give people this cuisine in an entirely new light. Nobody thinks of the late night tacos and greasy cheese of fast food Tex-Mex as upscale dining, and nobody thinks of upscale dining as accessible. A perfect mix between the two didn’t exist yet. It was just waiting for us to create it.


And we did. Over the next year, we built our playground. Beginning with the classic, intimate atmosphere of a luxury dining experience, we threw in our own personal and whimsical touches to create something inviting that our guests have never seen before. Suddenly, upscale dining with innovative cuisine was going to be just as accessible as traditional Tex-Mex always has been. We just had to wait and hope that it took off like we believed it would.


Tex-Mex can become something more. Virus Loans

Success didn’t come quickly for us. It didn’t come easy. We struggled at first. Money was scarce. Success seemed so far away that there was no possible way that it could ever come. When it finally did though, it did so in ways that we had never imagined. We always knew that we had something special on our hands. We had something that we loved, but we just never believed that it could turn into something else entirely.


With the current state of our world, with the recession and a global pandemic of COVID-19 looming over all of us, we were faced with a very harsh truth. Nobody’s going to restaurants anymore. Our success wasn’t going last in this world. Within days, our crowded tables were as empty as they had been when we were struggling at the beginning and had to get by on loans. We weren’t going to be profitable, and when one of our employee’s wives contracted the virus, it really hit close to home for us. Mi Rancho has become a family over the years, and we wanted to be able to take care of the members of our family. If we weren’t making money, we’d never be able to help those employees who’ve worked so hard for us. We knew that we had to think of a change and quickly.


Luckily, the success of our restaurant had already attracted the attention of the very same firm that helped fund it in the first place, and we were lucky enough to have received extra funding right before the virus hit. We just had nothing to do with the extra capital. It wasn’t like we were going to be using it on marketing, and we could only do so much to help our employees with what we had. So, we approached the firm that helped us and Project Pupper, among others, with a new idea. We wanted to sell Mi Rancho and shift our focus entirely.


To our shock and absolute delight, they agreed! This isn’t a world that’s fit for restaurants, but there’s still a way for us to service people. There’s still a way to take care of people. If we hadn’t made the choice that we did, we would never be able to continue providing people with something that we always wanted to: comfort. We once wanted to give people the kind of comfort that you feel when you enjoy a great meal, but now we’re going to be giving them the comfort of staying afloat in troubled times with loans like the ones that once helped us keep our dream alive.


A brand new Mi Rancho for the world of COVID-19

Why loans? Why go from feeding people to loaning to them? The novel coronavirus has touched us personally the way that it has so many others. That’s only going to continue to happen. People are already out of work, and we have no timeline to tell us when they’ll be back. Not only can we guarantee that the employees we’ve been worried for will be alright, we can help other people gain that same security as well.


With the extra funding that we received and money from the sale of our restaurant, we now have the ability to give coronavirus loans to those in need of some extra help during this difficult time. We understand what it means to struggle, to have your entire life change so quickly because of this virus. Livelihoods, futures, and even dreams are all being lost at the drop of a hat. We even worried that ours would end for a while, but it’s far from over.


If this has taught us anything, it’s that change is inevitable. Difficult times can be just around the corner. They can even be right at your doorstep the way that they are now, but that doesn’t mean that you have to struggle. We can help you secure a COVID-19 loan today that will get you through these unsure days so you don’t have to worry about losing your livelihood, your future, or your dreams. Years ago, this isn’t the Mi Rancho that we thought we’d build, but we did always say that we wanted to innovate. We wanted to change things and do something special. This is our way of truly doing that, so let us help give you the comfort of knowing that you’ll be just fine in this changing world with a loan that’s just as accessible as our dining once was.


Virus Recession Loans for unemployed

Corona-virus and covid-19 financial help long term installment loans for those without jobs right now. We’ve seen almost all our friends and colleagues get hurt by this virus financially or worse. So if we can’t help with a hot meal we’ll use the venture capital angel investors we just got approved by to help us do something. Just remember to come back and get a taco once it’s all over 🙂