The owner, Eman Diab, came to the United States from Palestine 22 years ago. She grew up in a culture that was steeped in food, and cooking Arabic food with her mother was a great hobby of hers.
After moving to the U.S., Eman worked in the restaurant business with her husband. She naturally took on the role of the chef, which eventually evolved into her career today. She has five children, and is now on her own starting her first business.
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Eman opened Emo’s Place in July 2013. She was looking for a café to own and was introduced to this location by a relative whose friend was the previous owner. She purchased the business because of affordable rents and the spacious floor plan.
The café is located on Turk street, in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, has 29 seats, and serves American-style breakfasts and lunches such as sandwiches, bagels and desserts. Currently, Emos has 2 employees who both live in the neighborhood. Thanks to her skills and experience she gained from running a restaurant in the past, her cafe has a stable number of customers, which is about 40 people a day.
What is the purpose of this loan?
Eman is looking expand her menu to offer more food options to her customers. She plans to update the kitchen, installing new equipments as well as new shelves. Additionally, she plans on using the loan to complete the flooring job she has started in her cafe.
Years in operation: 1 year – 3 years
A loan of $10,000 helps Eman update my cafe and expand my menu.