Earlier this month San Francisco’s “Tamale Lady”, Virginia Ramos, was banned from selling her famous tamales outside local restaurants. Now she has launched a crowd-sourced fundraiser to help her create her own restaurant.
Ramos has been selling her tamales in various locations for the past 20 years. However, due to health code violations that would cause restaurants to be held responsible for any health issues caused by the tamales she has been asked to stop.
As reported by CBS San Francisco, Ramos is working with David Campos, a member of the city’s Board of Supervisors to spread the word about her campaign.
Ramos is looking to raise $155,000 via Indiegogo to combine with her own savings to build her own brick-and-mortar location. Campos has been helping Ramos in her search. Though a food truck option isn’t out of the question, Ramos would prefer something that doesn’t require as much walking as she used to do.
Campos encourages patrons to help Ramos fulfill her dream saying “San Francisco would not be San Francisco, at least the city we want it to be, if the ‘Tamale Lady’ is displaced and she is no longer able to have her business.”
Those interested in donating can visit Ramos’ Indiegogo page.