Do what you love and success will follow. Hell, yes! That adage has worked for Todd and Sherry Martin, owners of Tucson Tamale Company. Everything they do appears to this marketing maven and avid tamale lover, the right moves in the right direction.
Start small with an amazing product (delicious high quality lard-free tamales suitable for carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans and gluten free too), build an audience of devotees, thoughtfully expand, ship your product far and wide, garner repeated local and national media attention, and do it all with sparkling customer service and a smile.
You can read their story here
You can view their menu here
You will find their tamales not only in their three stores (2545 E. Broadway Blvd and 7153 E. Tanque Verde Road) but also Sprouts Market and Whole Foods Market and some farmers markets.
Tucson Tamale’s newest location (#3) is 7286 N. Oracle Road in the former JaxKitchen space. The restaurant opens Friday October 10 (soft opening) and Grand Opening on Oct. 18.