Former Real Housewife of Miami, Celebrity Chef, Author & Entrepreneur Ana Quincoces to Open Skinny Latina Kitchen & Market, a Quick Service Restaurant in Coral Gables With Entrepreneur, Marcus Lemonis
CORAL GABLES, Fla .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Ana Quincoces is best known for her participation in Bravos Real Housewives of Miami, Food Network Star, and CNBC’s The Profit. The lawyer went on to become a TV personality, an entrepreneur, and made her platform a thriving business, including her line of skinny Latina sauces and marinades now available at Walmart, Publix, The Fresh Market, Whole Foods, Milam’s Market, and others are.
In 2019, Ana sought the help of investor, businessman, and TV personality Marcus Lemonis to scale her line of skinny Latina sauces. Ana appeared on season seven of CNBC’s The Profit, in which Marcus dished out his hard love by insisting on renaming her “clip art labels,” a focus group, and an investor meeting at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, where a group of businesses – Ana surprised students – she grilled about her business plan and the now infamous “numbers”. Ana initially resisted and cried more than just subsequently, but wisely chose to “trust the process”. This decision quickly pays off.
Today, Ana and Marcus are partners in both the Skinny Latina sauce line and the first Skinny Latina Kitchen & Market – a fast food restaurant that is slated to open at the end of this year.
“I believe in Ana’s business vision and determination,” said Lemonis. “Since we first met, we’ve been looking for ways to grow and fuel economic empowerment. I’m delighted that the restaurant is open and serving the community.”
Ana believes that “Skinny Latina sauces belong in ‘every closet in America’.” With this new venture, Skinny Latina will be one step closer to becoming a household name.
She added, “Winning is maybe the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I had to get out of my comfort zone and face my fears seriously. I learned more from Marcus in this short time than I did in my 7 years of college and law combined. And not just business classes, but also life classes. “Her favorite piece of advice: don’t do what’s easy, do what’s right.” That touch of wisdom has served me well in both business and life in general.
“I am so grateful and excited for this opportunity. It’s a natural next step for a skinny Latina. The restaurant will be a great place where more people can learn what they can do with these magical sauces in their own kitchen, ”said Quincoces.
Skinny Latina Kitchen & Market is slated to open at 2626 Ponce De Leon in downtown Coral Gables later this year.
More information is available at www.anaq.com
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ABOUT MARCUS LEMONIS:
Marcus Lemonis was born in 1973 in war-torn Beirut, Lebanon. and was adopted by a couple in Miami, Florida when she was nine months old. Marcus has long been the chairman of Camping World and Gander RV & Outdoors. With its efforts, it is now America’s premier source for RV, camping accessories, RV maintenance and repair. When he’s not running his multi-billion dollar business, Marcus focuses on his other passion, helping companies in trouble get back on their feet. He features this process on CNBC’s hit TV show The Profit, a previous 2018 Critic’s Choice Award nominee for the Best Structured Reality Series. Although not born in America, he takes pride in living the American dream through hard work, determination, and faith. With several endeavors on his resume, Marcus can be seen sharing his knowledge through numerous business and entertainment television programs and lectures. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Marcus launched the Business Learning Center, a free educational tool on his website designed to help entrepreneurs thrive in difficult times. At the same time, he dedicated $ 50 million to founding the Lemon-Aid Foundation, a nonprofit mission to support and invest in underserved communities and small businesses. www.marcuslemonis.com