EDUCATION: Dawn: approved striking planner from Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia. Marcos: finished usually seventh grade, and then went to work in the family traffic of carpentry.
FIRST JOB: Dawn worked in a Dairy Queen creation $2.87 a hour, and Marcos became a square workman framing homes with his parent and brothers at the age of 14.
WORST JOB: Dawn was a food preparer for an airline food service provider. Marcos was a potion automechanic for a firm in Alexandria.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?
we longed for to be a photographer and Marcos always longed for to make furniture.
HOW DID YOU END UP OWNING PHILLY GONE SOUTH?
With Marcos being in the carpentry business and the feeble economy, we indispensable to have other means of income.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST DECISION YOU’RE WRESTLING WITH?
Purchasing a benefaction trailer.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST BUSINESS DECISION YOU’RE WRESTLING WITH?
For Marcos, the hours outlayed divided from family. Marcos functions late and he misses the kids, so infrequently we go to the emporium just to be with him before we open in the morning.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB NOW?
Seeing the countenance of delight when a patron takes the initial punch in to a actual Philly cheese steak! And the explanation that they are blissful we are here!
WHO WAS YOUR HERO AS A CHILD, AND WHO IS TODAY?
My parent as a youngster and still today.
WHAT ARE THE BEST LOCAL RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN GETTING STARTED OR EXPANDING?
We used the Internet and Dawn’s experience of working in her parents’ beef emporium every day after school.
WHAT BUSINESS BOOK DO YOU MOST RECOMMEND? WHY?
Never used one.
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST CAREER ACHIEVEMENT?
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE THINKING ABOUT STARTING A BUSINESS RIGHT NOW?
Make certain you have lots of allowance to bring you over by this economy.
CAN YOU SHARE A WEIRD FUN FACT ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION THAT WE MIGHT NOT KNOW?
Most of the customers find it unusual that we offer Cheez Whiz on a beef sandwich, when in fact this is a loyal Philly signature cheese beef sandwich given the 1930s. As they say in Philadelphia, “Whiz or Whiz out!”
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW?
Enjoying life with my family and expanding to more locations.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO BE SPOTTED DOING WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?
Spending time with the children.
WHO WOULD YOU RATHER SPEND A COUPLE OF HOURS WITH: WARREN BUFFETT, DORIS BUFFETT OR JIMMY BUFFETT?
None of the above. Just the family!