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.

The Beginning

It All Starts With Faith

While raising a lower class large family of 15, Jose mendoza,

 knew he had to do something to take his own family our 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.

The first ever paleteria was opened by Geronimo

1980

2014

Padrinos Pops opened in the United States by Daughter, Lorena

Padrinos Pops became 

Mobile

2016

Who IS

PADRINOS POPS?

Our Mission 

Our mission is to continue sharing the love and passion of Geronimo through our paletas. 

Every paleta made is handmade. We take pride in using only fresh ingredients, therefore we choose the juiciest and most flavorful fruit in the market to make our paletas flavorful experience.

Our Name

Padrino in Spanish means Godfather.But although Geronimo is nothing like him, at first sight he looks slightly like Vito Corleone, from The Godfather series.

Therefore we named our paleteria Padrino's Pops in honor of him being The Godfather of our paletas.

In fact, our original logo was inspired by the series.

Our Own Legacy

We are proud to claim that we are 100% family owned. 

We are a family living in Williamson County just trying to impact our community in a positive way! 

We really love developing relationships with our customers and being able to share a part of our family history and culture with y'all.

BUT IT DOESN'T END THERE!

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Geronimo's only son, Arturo, also decided to honor his father.
Later in August of 2017, Arturo relaunched his storefront, located in Chihuahua, Mexico,  naming it Geronimo's Heladeria
He knew that his father represented dedication, discipline, and love. He bowed to make that the foundation and morals for his paleteria, just as his father, Geronimo, would.

 Nuestra familia

We are the Paleteros in our familia! 
We push each other everyday to overcome our obstacles and to pursue our dreams.
We try and bring honor to our parents everyday by highlighting on their craft and efforts through our paletas. 
But lets be honest, We might also be a bit competitive.

PRODUCTION FACILITY

Columbia,Tennessee 38401

CONTACT

Lorena@padrinospops.com

Cell:(931)334-2394

 

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