Dia de los Puercos was ﬁrst brought to life through the collaborating minds of Danny
Rodriguez, the Artist, and Rick Garcia, El Chefe; originally designed to create a cool t-shirt for
Chefs’ to wear and represent. !
Jump forward to May of 2013, just a few days after Nicole(@badd.brujaa) and
Rick(@elchefeddlp), exchanged wedding vows. Rick came to Nicole, after injuring himself in the
kitchen, and told her that he wanted to quit his job as an Executive Task Force Chef with the
Hilton Corporation. He told Nicole that he wanted to start up a food truck business and
become his own boss and not have to get permission from anyone to be creative with his
recipes. Nicole supported Rick and his dream and just a few weeks later…!
Dia de los Puercos hit the streets in Piggy Smalls(The food truck) from East Los to Venice to
San Diego! !
Experiencing several “Ups’ and downs’”, Nicole and Rick, along with their team; hustled and
put in work on the food truck scene. Blessed with a successful brand and concept, Nicole and
Rick opened their ﬁrst brick & mortar location August 13th, 2016, in the beautiful city of West
Covina, California. !
Nicole and Rick closed the West Covina location in May of 2018, so they could relocate to a
larger location, and opened in the wonderful city of Pomona just a few months later on August
13th, 2018. But Nicole and Rick didn’t stop with the Pomona location; joining the Family of
restaurants located inside The Riverside Food Lab, they launched Dia de los Puercos in the
blooming city of Riverside on September 7th 2018, just a few weeks after their opening in
Fortunate to have locations that continue to grow in business, Nicole and Rick will keep
working everyday, along with their Xingon Team, to move forward and succeed in the
restaurant industry. !
Be sure to come taste, smell, see, hear and be touched by what Nicole and Rick have to share
from their Xicano Cultured upbringing and it will be an experience to remember… !
Ay te Güacho y nos vemos pronto!