La Tortilla Factory Announces Investment by Flagship Food Group

Herbert M. Pickett

(PRNewsfoto/La Tortilla Factory)

(PRNewsfoto/La Tortilla Factory)

SANTA ROSA, Calif. and DENVER, Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — La Tortilla Factory, Inc. (LTF) announced today that Flagship Food Group, LLC (Flagship) has agreed to make an investment into the company to support its future growth strategy. Flagship will become the majority stake holder in the company while the third generation Tamayo family members continue to remain valued partners.

“We are excited and eager to embrace Flagship Food Group and its entire family of companies and brands as supporters of La Tortilla Factory’s strategic growth plan,” said Jeff Ahlers, CEO. “Their investment acumen and broader experience in the food industry will support and accelerate our strategy, especially given their success and enthusiasm within the Mexican food category.”

Majority owned by CREO Capital Partners, Flagship is a diversified food company that sells a wide range of food products and services under the 505 Southwestern,

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Livermore besties behind Chomp Chomp Bay Area food competition

Herbert M. Pickett

What happens when two Mexican food-loving best friends move from San Jose to Livermore?



a man drinking from a bottle: LIVERMORE, CA - FEBRUARY 1: Robbie Reign, left, and Andrew Kutsenda, right, of Chomp Chomp Bay Area are photographed eating burritos from El Cerrito Taqueria on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Livermore, Calif. The two friends have started a bracket-style contest on Facebook to find the best food in Livermore. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)


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LIVERMORE, CA – FEBRUARY 1: Robbie Reign, left, and Andrew Kutsenda, right, of Chomp Chomp Bay Area are photographed eating burritos from El Cerrito Taqueria on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Livermore, Calif. The two friends have started a bracket-style contest on Facebook to find the best food in Livermore. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

They go through withdrawal for the South Bay’s Latino food scene. For a while, they actually make the drive south to eat at their favorite spots, from Milpitas’ Taqueria Las Vegas to Sunnyvale’s Mercado La Torre. It’s a lot of miles. And a lot of tortillas.

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Then one day in February 2020, they say, “Enough” — no more sobbing over salsa — and launch a bracket-style burrito contest on Facebook to get to know

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How the Mexican Avocado Became the Star of the Super Bowl

Herbert M. Pickett

The Mexican avocado has a great opportunity at this time of year, either to be exported or to be consumed locally, but producers will need financial support to meet the demand.

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The Super Bowl is one of the most popular sporting events globally and, for Mexico, represents a great opportunity both in the export sector, as well as for national sales of avocado or the so-called Green Gold .

With the popularity in the United States of guacamole and other avocado- based snacks, approximately 31% of total Mexican avocado sales abroad are made between December and February,

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BBC – Travel – Does ‘authentic’ Mexican food exist?

Herbert M. Pickett

Growing up Mexican American just 150 miles from the border, I thought I understood my ancestral cuisine. A tortilla was a fluffy, flour disc that your abuela (grandmother) warmed over the stove and slathered with butter and honey. Queso was a brick of neon-coloured Velveeta cheese your mum melted in a pot with a can of green chillies and served with Tostito corn chips during the Dallas Cowboys game. And tamales were a spicy blend of pork, masa and Crisco vegetable shortening that your tias (aunties) smeared over corn husks and steamed for Christmas dinner.

So, it was a shock when, on my first trip into Mexico’s interior 25 years ago, I opened a menu and recognised none of the options. Where were the fajitas sizzling on a platter? What made the enchiladas suizas (Swiss) and the eggs divorciados (divorced), and what happened to the complimentary chips and salsa?

Apprehension

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