We had the good fortune of connecting with Gustavo Tonella and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gustavo, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I take risk as a challenge. When you own a business I see it as waking up every day unemployed and making it a task everyday to get more business by creating more awareness of where my restaurant is and what I sell.
What should our readers know about your business?
I have a mexican hotdog business. Offering colorful gourmet hotdogs with toppings like Carnitas, chipotle,Guacamole,chirizo, grilled onions, jalapeños, shrimp,. We wrapped the hotdogs in bacon and serve them on a soft buttery brioche bun. We also do amazing mexican inspired milk shakes With classic traditional mexican candy. Like mazapan, cajeta and chocolate abuelita. When you come to Doggosgus you will definitely feel like you are trying something unique and different. I think what got me here today is persistence. Always trying to improve. The support of my wife, family and friends. I think im most proud of my team, we are like a family and we work hard and laugh hard. Some of my employees have been with me years. I can see that they enjoy working at Doggosgus and that they like what we offer. As a small business that is a great feeling.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Since sandiego is so close to tijuana i would highly recommend visiting tijuana. Caesars restaurant is were the caesar salad was invented. This restaurant has Delicious food, drinks and amazing service. Tacos el frank are the best authentic street tacos. The way a taco a should be and should taste. Speaking of street food, you should try the street hotdog carts. Delicious tj style hotdogs.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My girlfriend has been there since the first day I opened Through all my ups and downs. Now we are married and we always remember those days when I wished in having my own restaurant and cater for a big name company.