When Lisa and Vicente Gutierrez launched Dos Hermanos Taco Truck in 2012, all they had was a borrowed food truck and a dream. With just $2,000 in savings and no formal business education, they decided to give the mobile food business a chance. Their brand, authentic Oaxacan-style recipes, crafted with the best local ingredients, led to long lines and raving fans. In less than two years Dos Hermanos quickly secured contracts to serve at Ohio’s largest sporting venues including Ohio Stadium (The Shoe) and Mapfre Stadium. Today, Dos Hermanos holds contracts with Levy Restaurants, Food Works, and Aramark.
Since expanding from a Food Truck to a Brick-and-Mortar, guests can now frequent Dos Hermanos downtown in both the historic North Market and Greater Columbus Convention Center. Throughout Lisaand Vicente’s growth, team ECDI has supported Dos Hermanos every step of the way.
ECDI is the 3rd largest U.S. SBA microloan intermediar
For Dos Hermanos those needs were access to capital, use ofThe Food Fort, a 24/7 commissary kitchen and incubator, and membership to SBA-funded Women’s Business Center, offering co-working space with professional amenities, and access to expert advice through ECDI staff.
Team ECDI has assisted Lisa in growing Dos Hermanos from a side hustle to over $1 Million dollars in annual revenue through their one-stop shop business model and innovative incubation services.
Lisa currently serves on the Mobile Food Vending Board for the City of Columbus. Her passion is serving others through public speaking and mentoring. Her ability to grace the stage as both a keynote and panelist speaker has allowed Lisa to share her journey about the struggles and wins of entrepreneurship. Lisa currently operates a public speaking business and coaching program Gutierrez & Associates LLC.
North Market Downtown
59 Spruce Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Food Fort 2.0
1700 Old Leonard Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43219
North Market Bridge Park
6750 Longshore Street
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Tuesday-Wednesday 11am-2pm (only open through the outside window these days until construction on North Market Bridge Park is complete.)
To request Lisa to as a keynote or panelist for your next event, fill out the Speaker Request Form below and you will be contacted within two business days.
To hear Lisa's story was inspiring! When she spoke for the Women's Business Centers group for business owners, I was immediately impressed with her ability to be relatable and share the realities of entrepreneurship in an authentic and vulnerable way.
-Whitney L. Barkley, M.S.