Yay for Yordanka!

The Felipe’s Family is proud to congratulate Yordanka Perez on her inspiring journey to becoming a Restaurant Manager at our Gainesville location.

Yordanka’s story began nearly eight years ago when she migrated to the United States from Cuba in hopes of a fresh start. We met Yordanka in 2016 when she applied to be a prep cook, shortly before the grand opening of our Gainesville location. In her three years with us, Yordanka has mastered every kitchen position and worked her way up to becoming a Restaurant Manager.

Our entire team believes that Yordanka fully embodies The Felipe’s Way and her positivity is contagious to her team and our guests. In a few short years she developed into an amazing leader and mentor.“Yordanka fully embodies The Felipe’s Way” said Lon Nichols, Felipe’s Director of HR. “Her positivity is contagious and we couldn’t be more proud of the leader she has become.”

Yordanka says her secret to success is simple, she approaches every day with a positive attitude and works hard to improve herself during every shift. For example, when she began with the Felipe’s Family, her English was very broken. Now she converses easily and fluently with her team and guests – really quite amazing! When asked for her secret to success, Yordanka revealed that she owes it all to maintaining a positive attitude. She is also a firm believer in the idea that practice makes perfect, as she has also taken advantage of her time in the restaurant to perfect her English-speaking skills, explaining “every day I learn a little bit.”

Here’s to you, Yordanka. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to making yourself better, and in turn, making our team stronger for having you. We’re excited to grow with you.Thank you, Yordanka for all of your hard work and for being an inspiration to your team and the Felipe’s Family as a whole. We are all so excited to see you thrive in your new position.

*Inspired by Yordanka’s story? Check out Felipe’s career opportunities near you.*

-Timmy Tacos

Felipe’s Celebrates National Waitstaff Day

Contrary to popular belief, fresh ingredients and authentic recipes aren’t the only determining factors of the Felipe’s experience. That’s right, we also bear an amazing team of dedicated staff members.  

With our first full-service restaurant, Felipe’s Ft. Myers Beach, in full bloom, the Felipe’s family is excited to celebrate National Waitstaff Day, taking place Tuesday, May 21.

National Waitstaff day is an opportunity to acknowledge and thank the front-of-house staff members for all of their hard work, that goes into making your dining experiences so fantastic. With that being said, the Felipe’s family would like to issue a huge THANK YOU to all of our amazing waiters and waitresses, who’s hard work makes the Felipe’s experience, such a memorable one.

Swing by our Felipe’s Ft. Myers Beach location on May 21, to help us celebrate our amazing crew of servers!

-Timmy Tacos

Happy Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day approaching this Sunday, the Felipe’s family would like to express their utmost appreciation for all of the amazing mothers out there.

We would especially like to spotlight the hardworking mothers of the Felipe’s family. Your strength and determination are inspiring. Thank you for the sacrifices you make, for putting others before yourself, and for paving the way for the next generation. You ladies make it look so easy.

Not to be cheesy, but mothers are just like queso. They hold everything together and protect us through thick and thin. If you ask me, mothers deserve a lot more credit!


Did you know that…

Felipe’s is a family owned and operated restaurant group based in New Orleans, LA? You can find Felipe’s restaurants in 3 different states and 5 different cities. And even though we’re pretty spread out, we’re all still one big Felipe’s Family.

Felipe’s first full-service restaurant

Felipe’s Ft. Myers Beach

Felipe’s has ventured out into a new segment of the restaurant industry by opening our first full-service restaurant in Ft. Myers Beach. While the menu is vastly different from our fast-casual restaurants, our tenants are the same – fresh ingredients, authentic recipes.

If you’re vacationing or visiting Ft. Myers, FL, come check out our menu featuring fajitas, pan seared grouper, shrimp cocktail, and many more, all alongside the Felipe’s entrees you’ve grown to love. While the menu might be a bit different, we promise that the margaritas are exactly the same!