Guiding Values

Embrace Diversity, This old Traditional product is now trending as the newest, most enjoyed, and most versatile product on the market….EMPANADAS!

Take a taste of our 30 year recipe and you will be a believer: these empanadas are hot!

Weather served as an entrée atop a bed of baby arugula with some bechamel, salsa, or cheese sauce dribbled around and on top, or taken to a tailgate party, or as an on the go snack. They can be eaten at any time and any place; they can be dressed up or dressed down. Your creativity is limitless, fine dining or crab and go, let your imagination soar!

Albert Perez aka “Big Al” and his family started making empanadas in 1984 in their home kitchen. The recipes and ingredients have stayed the same. What was a local traditional food eaten mostly by Latino families, in and around our hometown of Tampa, Fl. has turned into mainstream food that is popular all over the World. Our empanadas bring you flavors that appeal to all palates. Big Al is still passionate about his empanadas and The Perez Family is proud to bring you what we think will be a culinary treat. Try one today and tell us what you think.

Mission Statement

Mr. Empanada’s mission is to provide our customers with delicious food, amazing service, and a friendly atmosphere. We desire to be the first place customers think of when it’s time to eat out.

At Mr. Empanada we pride ourselves on bringing something unique and exciting to the fast-casual dining experience.

The company’s founding family  values quality, commitment and dedication; our business is guided by three core principles.

  1. Make a Difference!

We want to have a positive and significant impact on the communities where we do business and to the customers in those communities.

  1. Respect Others.

We are committed to treating every customer and employee with respect, honoring their contributions to our daily operations and success.

  1. Be the Best at What We Do

We are 100% committed to both quality and excellence in everything we do from our food to our storefronts.

With our commitment to quality ingredients, diverse menu offerings, and unsurpassed customer service, Mr. Empanada has established itself as a unique brand with excellent franchise opportunities.

We look to partner with people who share our vision, enthusiasm, and dedication to bringing top-quality empanadas (and more!) to markets throughout the United States. With numerous franchise locations, a loyal customer base, and strong brand loyalty, Mr. Empanada is well positioned for dynamic growth.