HOUSTON, Texas -- La Casa Bakery in Houston has faced plenty of challenges over the past few years.
Back in 2017, the family-owned panaderia was on the verge of closing, when business slowed following Hurricane Harvey.
Owning a business had always been Trinidad Garza's dream, and he employed his wife, two sons, and a daughter at La Casa Bakery. But when customers stopped coming, he was forced to throw out so much of the bread that he worked so hard to bake every morning.
Things took a sudden turn when Garza's daughter, Jackie, issued a plea for help on Twitter. She asked her followers to try her dad's bakery, but she never expected to get 10,000 retweets that night alone!
Before long, customers began flocking to La Casa from all over Texas and beyond for its authentic Mexican pan dulce.
In 2020, La Casa faced another major unexpected challenge - the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the bakery was forced to close temporarily, it's now back open with new social measures in place and is stronger than ever before!