PLANO, Texas – A girl who opened her restaurant in the midst of the pandemic at occasions didn’t understand how she was going to make it work. One other enterprise proprietor reached out to assist.
Juline Mathe took a leap of religion and began a enterprise throughout the pandemic.
FOX 4 interviewed her concerning the new restaurant, Renee’s Jerk Hen, in November.
“I really come from a household of cooks born and raised in Jamaica,” she mentioned.
The Frisco mom left her profession as a flight attendant hoping to meet a dream and defend her daughter, who is taken into account high-risk due to an underlying well being situation.
“So for in all probability a stable month and a half we have been doing superb. After which impulsively it simply acquired lifeless,” Mathe mentioned.
Individuals cherished her meals however she bumped into roadblocks struggling to seek out locations to park her meals truck.
“Our rooster is cooked on-site so it’s not prefer it’s one thing we will reuse. I used to be shedding a lot cash,” she mentioned.
A pizza store proprietor in Plano with a longing for Jamaican meals noticed Mathe’s story on FOX 4 and referred to as her up.
However what he discovered was a lady on the verge of giving up.
“I referred to as her and mentioned, ‘Hey, what are your hours? I need to purchase a few of the meals.’ And she or he was very depressed. And she or he mentioned nicely we don’t have a spot or no matter,” mentioned Ram Mehta, the proprietor of In-Fretta Pizza and Wings.
Mehta knew he might assist her.
“I texted her and mentioned, ‘Hey if I could be of any assist. You possibly can simply park proper throughout from my restaurant,” he mentioned.
“So wait a minute. You personal a restaurant and also you need me to carry my cellular restaurant and park in entrance of your small business? Okay, what’s it going to value me? And he’s like, ‘Nothing. Simply come carry your truck, promote your rooster. You realize, I simply need you to win,’” Mathe mentioned.
As soon as homeless, Mehta is aware of hardships.
The now profitable enterprise proprietor began a motion referred to as Everybody Eatz, which organizes free meals giveaways. It’s a results of a promise to his late mom and a vow to at all times give again.
“He’s simply been superb. I name him my fairy godfather,” Mathe mentioned.
“No! I’m from New York. No fairy godfather. The queens!” Mehta joked.
The 2 at the moment are dedicated to working collectively.
Renee’s Jerk Hen sells out repeatedly and the Everybody Eatz initiative grows greater with every passing day.
This previous Saturday marked greater than half one million meals handed out by the group.