A loan of $5,400 helped to purchase food supplies in bulk and to buy advertising space and marketing materials.

Ikaro's story

This loan will help Ikaro to purchase supplies in order to expand his restaurant and to buy advertising to reach out to more customers.

Originally from Brazil, Ikaro always dreamed of opening his own business. Even after he moved to the United States 11 years ago, this dream never died. After visiting a Brazilian restaurant in New Jersey, Ikaro returned to his home in Weymouth, MA, inspired to open a similar restaurant in Somerville, MA.

In August 2012, Ikaro opened up Big Bite BBQ, a restaurant specializing in pork ribs, charcoal chicken, and traditional Brazilian-style side dishes. Ikaro also offers delivery and take-out service and has already gained loyal clientele.

Now looking to expand his restaurant, Ikaro needs capital to buy more supplies in bulk and to purchase advertising to reach out to more clients. Ikaro hopes to soon open a second location in downtown Boston.

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