Tucson bakery credits customers for keeping business open during pandemic

Posted at 5:44 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 19:56:31-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A Tucson bakery and tortilla shop has been able to stay open during the pandemic with the help of the community.

Mendez Bakery and Tortillas owner said that customers saved the business by ordering boxes of food instead of single items, since the bakery wasn't able to receive any loans last year.

Owner and baker Fernando Mendez said "It was very hard there, in the beginning. With COVID, it was really hard. I almost closed the bakery. It was too close, too close. But it started picking up little by little. So we get it in the right place right now."

Mendezes' makes and sells corn and flour tortillas, along with pastries and donuts.

The shop is open Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., and is located at 1219 S 6th Avenue near 22nd Street.

Those who would like to place an order can call 520-461-4473.