Thiago Gomes – Tico’s

Tico Gomes had a dream to bring his mothers recipes to the streets of London.

Here’s his story…


Tico Gomes

Tico’s Hot Dog stalls

Market franchise

“The startup business loan, provided by Startup Direct was essential to make my dream a reality. Tico’s started as a dream to bring authentic Brazilian food to the street markets of London; delicious hot dogs served with a range of healthy fillings and cooked in a sauce to my own mother’s recipe! I was confident there would definitely be a market for it in London. The startup loan helped us to further develop our product and to take our idea off the ground. It was used for brand creation, packaging design, building the website, buying machinery and to pay for insurance fees. This helped to create a very exciting brand which is now permanently located in one of London’s most well-known food markets (Upmarket – Brick Lane). Word got round, sales grew and opportunities to sell in other locations came our way. We now have a second stall and are looking forward to expand further.”
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