Charleston, SC, April 06, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Chevalo & Monique Wilsondebriano, owners Charleston Gourmet Burger Company have overcome the odds and hit it big by landing a major deal with Lowe's Home Improvement and Walmart USA.
Chevalo, a former FDNY EMS First Responder survived the second World Trade Center tower collapse on 9/11/01, along with his wife Monique, together took a leap of faith 3 years ago by marketing a backyard burger recipe they created to major retailers. Their Gourmet Burger Marinade and Sauce has grown from being a staple at local farmer’s markets, to being sold in select Whole Foods Markets, Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Cost Plus World Market, Costco Wholesale Club, Military Commissaries, Sam’s Club, and several other retailers.
Their latest deal lands their products in 543 Lowe's Home Improvement Stores around the USA as well as 44 select Walmart stores in the Southeast and online.
“We pinch ourselves everyday,” says Monique who marvels at how far she has come throughout this journey. “I’ve been told that I would never amount to anything” reflecting on her struggle to overcome the odds “No matter how bad of a situation I was in, I always knew that one day I would make a difference.” Chevalo says that everything in his life changed after 9/11 “Having lost friends and 343 co-workers that day, I look at my life now as a second chance to do something great.” Chevalo and Monique regularly give back by mentoring budding entrepreneurs. For a nationwide store list visit Charleston Gourmet Burger website.