From left to right: Harold Duenas (Owner, Fat Freddy’s), Senator Ling Ling Chang, Crystal Sayphraraj (Brea Chamber), and Ernesto Duenas (Fat Freddy’s)
BREA, CA – Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) recognized Fat Freddy’s as the 2018 November Small Business of the Month for the 29th Senate District. The recognition ceremony held at Fat Freddy’s included Senator Chang, Crystal Sayphraraj from the Brea Chamber of Commerce, and the honorees, owner Harold Duenas and his son, Ernesto Duenas.
“I am proud to honor Fat Freddy’s as the 29th District’s Small Business of the Month,” said Senator Chang. “Marine Corp veteran Harold Duenas and his family are a beloved staple in the community. From providing food for public safety officials to students, Harold and his family always support others and deserve this recognition. Fat Freddy’s is a military-family owned business which embodies the American spirit of country, hard work, and contributions.”
The sandwich shop recently celebrated its first anniversary in Brea. With over 30 years of combined experience, Harold and his son not only serve customers delicious hot and cold sandwiches, but they also have a catering business. Fat Freddy’s is operated by three-generations of the Duenas family.
“Fat Freddy's would like to thank Senator Chang for recognizing us for this award. We are a family-owned and operated business. We pride ourselves in providing the best customer service and serving the freshest and finest quality products available. We are very grateful for all of our wonderful customers, not only in our city of Brea, but also in the surrounding cities. We are very thankful for their business and support. We look forward to serving you and our community in the future. Once again, we thank you,” said Harold Duenas.
"On behalf of the Brea Chamber of Commerce, a warm congratulation goes out to veteran and family-owned business, Fat Freddy’s Sandwiches for being selected as California State Senator Chang’s 2018 Small Business of the Year. Harold Duenas and his family have immersed themselves in the community by not only providing quality food and service but by generously giving back to the community that supports them,” said Heidi Gallegos, President/CEO of Brea Chamber of Commerce
Each month, Senator Chang honors businesses throughout the 29th District for their contribution to the state’s economy and local community. There are approximately 3.9 million small businesses in California, which account for 99.8 percent of the state’s employers and employ nearly 49 percent of the state’s workforce.