Support Papa Lopez Mexican Cantina on Small Business Saturday
Each year, communities across the country celebrate Small Business Saturday to unite local consumers with local business owners for mutual support. So circle Nov. 26 on your calendar and plan a visit to Papa Lopez Mexican Cantina. Many shoppers primarily think of shops/boutiques when making a plan for Small Business Saturday, but don't forget about your local restaurants! We're locally owned and operated and we're happy to serve up a delicious meal for everyone who wants to come out and show their love for our community.
Why Are Small Businesses So Important?
The United States has far more small businesses than big ones, and these smaller organizations were responsible for creating more than 60 percent of jobs over the last two decades. Choosing chain stores over local businesses may give you a routine shopping experience, but it's also threatening the jobs of your neighbors and friends. Spending your money locally supports the economy of your town or area, resulting in improvements you'll see all around you for decades. For example, a local restaurant that pays taxes to the county you both share is directly paying for road maintenance, school improvements and other crucial social programs.
Other Reasons to Choose Small Businesses
Of course, small businesses do a lot more than just pay taxes that help the community. They also offer a more personalized, careful approach to taking care of your needs. For example, you can talk to Papa himself about your food or the service at the restaurant. You're not going to get a face to face meeting with the CEO of a major restaurant chain, no matter how much you complain. Why settle for mediocre service at a chain business when you can get customized attention at a local small business instead?
Don't assume that big chain stores always offer a better selection of products either. Small retail businesses can work with the same vendors and suppliers, so they're just as capable of ordering something special for you and getting it quickly. When it comes to restaurants, it's usually easier to get a special dish made for you or changes made to your dish in a locally owned place than it is in a chain restaurant. At the bigger entities, all you'll find are fixed protocols and a no substitutions policy.
Small Business Saturday is a big event, so plan a whole day of it. Make a list of all the local Texas stores and businesses you want to visit, then wrap up your day with a stop at Papa Lopez Mexican Cantina. We'll be serving up all the margaritas, fresh Tex-Mex food and fun you can handle after a long day of shopping and supporting your favorite businesses. Shop local and watch your community thrive!