2015 was a tough and strange year for us at Julio's. The face of Julio's and one of the original owners, Rick Fox, passed away in June. A month later, another original Julio's member, Jerry Aquila, retired and shut the doors on Julio's Old Market.
Tiffany and I have been partners with both of these men in two restaurants and for twenty years. They were mentors in business and in life. We really had the wind knocked out of us.
It took a while to clear our heads, but when the fog passed, one thing we realized was that Julio's was more than a business. It was relationships. The number of people that reached out to us last year was amazing. And the staff we have, combined with the customers who come in and see us really shined after our tough summer. "Julio's is a community."
We are more than proud and excited to carry on the name of Julio's. And we are thrilled to bring in two more Mainelli's in doing so. Tony and Matt have both worked here for over twenty years and know exactly what this "Julio's culture" is. Together, we are going to continue keeping things fresh, while working very hard to keep what has been built the same; i.e. the culture.
We want to express our thanks and appreciation to all of our customers and Omaha for supporting us and Julio's. But we are here to serve you. And we want to deliver more than a meal. We want to deliver an experience that includes a relationship.
So come on in and make sure you ask for one of us and introduce yourself. Because It's Cookin...