— Husband and wife team overcomes tragedy and the odds to get their secret sauce in big box retailers. —
Charleston, SC — Chevalo and Monique Wilsondebriano, owners of Charleston Gourmet Burger Company, have overcome major obstacles and have hit it big by landing a major deal with Lowe’s Home Improvement and Walmart.
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. But their latest deal lands their products in 543 Lowe’S Home Improvement stores around the country, 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,” she says, 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.” Both Chevalo and Monique regularly give back by mentoring budding entrepreneurs.
For more information about their company and/or to see a list of stores that sell their products, visit www.charlestongourmetburger.com
Watch their supplier diversity spotlight with Lowe’s:
Watch their product feature at Walmart’s Manufacturers Summit:
Chevalo or Monique Wilsondebriano