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Chili Pepper Cafe replaces former coffee shop

Greg Price is used to making burritos in tight spaces.

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The Chili Pepper Cafe officially opened Monday for business at 1229 S. Main St. EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH

The Bellefontaine resident and his brother, Mike Riley, have opened Chili Pepper Cafe in the former coffee shop located at 1229 S. Main St. Their opening day was Monday.

Mr. Price owns and operates a mobile unit out of which he has made tacos and burritos for about 10 years.

The entrepreneur has set up shop at places like the National Tractor Pull in Bowling Green and the Florida State Fair.

“Mine was voted best food at the Florida State Fair in 2006,” he said Monday while preparing a soft taco. “An Ohio boy went down there and showed them how to make a burrito.”

The brothers are confident the fixed location will succeed.

“I have no doubt,” Mr. Price said. “We’ll keep our overhead low, and cook fresh food that people will want to eat for lunch or supper.”

All food will be made to order, Mr. Price said, and the ingredients including the beef will be purchased locally.

“We’ll be in here every morning cooking beef and cutting vegetables,” Mr. Price said.

Menu items include traditional items like hard and soft tacos, burritos and nachos, as well as walking tacos and tostados — fried tortillas.

Drink options will also include non-alcoholic margaritas and strawberry daiquiris. They’ll even deliver.

“Businesses and factories around looking to have lunch delivered didn’t have a choice like us until now,” Mr. Price said. “It used to be that all you could get delivered was pizza or sandwiches.”

Chili Pepper Cafe is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

For more information, call (937) 210-5455.

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