In 2018, Taylor and Maya met, and together decided to launch Taylor’s Tacos Chicago, LLC, a pop-up catering company. Their street-style tacos quickly gained traction, and they soon began planning to open their first brick and mortar location. This summer, they will be the first Black-owned, Female-owned, and Queer-owned taco shop in Chicago.
Despite the challenge of managing both their wedding planning and restaurant launch concurrently, Taylor and Maya have received tremendous support from their local community. The couple recently completed a program where they gained capital, mentorship, and other valuable resources through Allies for Community Business’ Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Lab.
Taylor’s Tacos was awarded a grant from the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and a program, which included a generous donation of Pelco cameras and necessary equipment from Envysion, a Motorola Solutions Company, to help safeguard their restaurant. By integrating their new cameras with their POS system, this comprehensive solution will enable Taylor’s Tacos to effectively protect their financial interests .
Envysion is a powerful platform that offers a range of benefits to businesses of all sizes. With Envysion’s Software Solution, restaurants can gain valuable insights into their operations, customer behavior, and employee performance through a comprehensive managed video system. This helps businesses identify areas for improvement and implement targeted strategies that drive growth and profitability. Envysion also enables businesses to monitor and manage their operations remotely, which is particularly important in today’s fast-paced business environment. Ultimately, Envysion empowers businesses to make data-driven decisions that improve their bottom line and deliver exceptional customer experiences.
For Taylor’s tacos, fostering a sense of community is essential, as it provides a gathering place for marginalized communities to connect and enjoy great food. Though owning a minority-owned business has its challenges, it’s also a source of pride for the couple. Envysion is honored to contribute, even in a small way, to Taylor’s Tacos’ remarkable success story.