WHERE OUR JOURNEY BEGAN
Padrinos Pops was first established the United States in early 2014, but that is not where the story began. Padrinos comes from a long legacy of Paleta makers which began in Saltillo, Coahuila , Mexico in the early 1980s.
Today, Padrinos is an accomplished reality of the American dream.
It All Starts With Faith
While raising a lower class family of 15 children, my grandfather, Jose mendoza,
knew he had to do something to take his own family out of poverty. Then while using all of his life savings, and with much faith, he bought 2 local paleterias and gave them to his oldest son, Geronimo Mendoza, to take care of and provide for his family.
Later in February of 1980, Geronimo opened up his paleteria,
La Flor de Michoacan.
With the help and support of his wife, Dora Maria, Geronimo was able to open up his first two paleterias in Mexico.
In February of 1980 Geronimo and his wife were able to open up their first paleteria. They knew that with this they would be able to build a better future for their kids while also bringing joy to their community.
While Dora Maria dedicated herself to their children and their success, Geronimo worked to grow the paleterias.
Putting them in a path to success that would soon lead him to retirement
The first ever paleteria was opened by Geronimo
Padrinos Pops opened in the United States by Daughter, Lorena
After much work and determination, Lorena, Geronimo's oldest daughter, was able to open up the first international location to continue her fathers legacy!
The paletas were inspired and crafted in the same way as of those made by Geronimo in Mexico. They were prepared the same way with the same key ingredients-
fresh fruit and only the best local cream.
It was hard to let go of our store front, but we knew that in order for Padrinos Pops to grow it was time to pursue something bigger,
So Padrinos Pops became mobile!
It was easier for us to stay in contact with our customers and to be able to build a better relationship.
Padrinos Pops became