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Johnny Zela is a the COO of Condado Tacos and an employee since DAY ONE! Johnny began his restaurant career in 1995 as a 15 y/o dishwasher in his hometown of Chicago. After high school he joined the US Navy and was a ship's accountant for 4 years before getting out and going to work in bars and restaurants in Chicago. He bought a restaurant there and sold it after 5 years of running it profitably. He then moved to Columbus and applied as a bartender at Condado Tacos before the first location had even opened. Within a year, he was the restaurant's Director of Operations and today he serves as the COO.

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Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Take yourself out of your comfort zone every day. Seek both mental and physical exhaustion so you can be at peace with yourself, but never satisfied."

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