Hummus Republic, Fresno

Mar 4, 2023 | 2023 Articles, Food Fun, Lorie Lewis Ham

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Here at Kings River Life we enjoy featuring businesses that are unique, so when I discovered Hummus Republic of Fresno I was interested in learning more about them. Recently, we chatted with one of their owners, Chloe Cardoza, to learn more. She co-owns Hummus Republic, Fresno with her fiancé Esteban Martinez.

KRL: When did it first open?

Chloe: We opened in April of 2021 Downtown, and recently on Palm/Nees in August of 2022.

KRL: Do you have a background in the food industry?

Chloe Cardoza & Esteban Martinez

CC: I do. Both my fiancé and I used to work at a local Mexican restaurant together. We also both worked at Starbucks as well.

KRL: Where did you get the idea for opening Hummus Republic and what was the process of making it happen?

Chloe: Hummus Republic is a franchise, small at first when we signed on, but now they have signed up almost 50 franchise owners and it is rapidly growing. Oh what a process it has been! We are first time business owners and we have learned so much.

KRL: What do you serve?

Chloe: We serve build-your-own Mediterranean food, similar to the Mediterranean Chipotle.

KRL: What makes you unique?

Chloe: The flavors. No other Mediterranean restaurant compares in town. We have a unique flavor profile as most Mediterranean restaurants locally use heavy butter flavoring. We don’t even have butter in our kitchen. We are a healthy and delicious option.

KRL: How would you describe Hummus Republic?

Chloe: Fast Casual Mediterranean Food.

KRL: Do you also have events there as well?

Chloe: We do Paint Night yes, cookie decorating as well. We are open to all local vendors and classes. We have a clay class coming up as well!

KRL: Where are you located and what are your hours?

Chloe:Downtown Fresno
2424 Tulare St Fresno 93721
M-F 10 am-7 pm Closed Weekends

7835 N. Palm, #101
Fresno 93711
Sunday 10 am-8 pm
Mon-Weds 10 am-9 pm
Thurs-Sat 10 am-10 pm

KRL: Where can people find you online?

Chloe: Instagram and Facebook @hummusrepublicfresno

KRL: Anything you would like to add?

Chloe: We are a local family with three amazing sons; we work full time in both restaurants. We appreciate articles like this to help spread the word to support our family. Thank you.

KRL: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us. I can’t wait to come taste your food!

Lorie Lewis Ham is our Editor-in-Chief and a contributor to various sections, coupling her journalism experience with her connection to the literary and entertainment worlds. Explore Lorie’s mystery writing at Mysteryrat’s Closet. Lorie’s latest mystery novel, One of Us, is set in the Tower District of Fresno and the world of community theatre!<


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