Jodi Hernandez was doing double duty – selling burritos after filing news reports for KOVR-13, when she opened Papalote Mexican Grill in San Francisco with husband Victor Escobedo and brother-in-law Miguel. That was 12 years ago.
Since then, they’ve opened a second restaurant. They also got a lot of press when Papalote’s famous burrito made it on the Food Network’s “Throwdown” with Bobby Flay.
Starting today, Jodi and Victor’s business goes nationwide as they start mass marketing their “secret recipe” Papalote roasted tomato salsa. You can grab a jar at select Whole Foods markets, as well as online.
Jodi isn’t leaving the news business anytime soon – she has been a reporter for NBC-11 for the past 8 years – but she’s obviously keeping her business options open. Good luck on the new venture!