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El Fogonís recipe for surviving the recession

Posted By: Marty

El Fogonís recipe for surviving the recession - 12/04/09 03:23 PM

The recession is hurting consumers everywhere and sales are down in most businesses. At La Isla Bonita, News Five found out this week that hotel occupancy was considerably down over the same period last year. There was a silver lining, however, for one businessman in the food business. Proprietor of El Fogon Diner in San Pedro, Norman Eiley, says that he is holding his own because of the type of food he offers.

Norman Eiley, Proprietor, El Fogon Diner, San Pedro
ďSurprisingly increasing, even though things supposed to be slow, things been on the rise for us. Weíve been in operation for three years and for the first two and a half years weíve been dealing with locals a lot and the locals start telling people about a real local place because we kept fire hearth. Thatís what they want to see and then word of mouth and some of the hotels recommend their guests to come to El Fogon. So itís constantly on the rise that way. You can see for yourself how it is. We have to expandónot necessarily expand in size, but in food Ė more pots or bigger pots.Ē

Eiley says he believes that their unique touch, coupled with small incentives they give their habitual customers, are what contributes to the steady growth in business.
Posted By: blat

Re: El Fogonís recipe for surviving the recession - 12/04/09 03:42 PM

they are awesome!!!

gibnut tastes like roast beef

Cinnamon plantains

only thing I have not LOVED there was stew fish, to much gringo in me I guess.




Posted By: Marty

Re: El Fogonís recipe for surviving the recession - 12/04/09 04:42 PM

I LOVE THEM SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! big time junkie of El Fogon....
Posted By: ragman

Re: El Fogonís recipe for surviving the recession - 12/04/09 05:08 PM

Great place, I would eat lunch there practically everyday if rag girl didn't rein me in. Should mention that Susana is a sweet heart and always makes me happy to be there.

PS They even opened one night for supper for us and we where the only customers. Talk about going the extra mile.
Posted By: SnoopysMom

Re: El Fogonís recipe for surviving the recession - 12/04/09 05:33 PM

Their flavorings are very unique, service is great, and the atmosphere is quaint and peaceful. Don't even get me started on the fried chicken smile
Posted By: collyk

Re: El Fogonís recipe for surviving the recession - 12/04/09 05:50 PM

We've asked Susana to build a bedroom for us at El Fogon so that we can move in and live there permanently.
Posted By: blat

Re: El Fogonís recipe for surviving the recession - 12/04/09 06:49 PM

ragman,

thanks for the edit, blush

"sweet hot" was an eyebrow archer

rag girl was likely wondering the same

Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: El Fogonís recipe for surviving the recession - 12/05/09 07:18 PM

AND - I like their "community" tables. I've met some great people while sharing a table.
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