Pipo’s Cuban Cafe serves award-winning entrées ranging from roast pork to Cuban sandwiches, as well as traditional Cuban drinks including Cuban espresso and cafe con leche. The company was founded in 1979 and is operated by owner Ramon Hernandez.
From their application for Best at Grassroots Marketing:
"We focus on social media, specifically Facebook, to get our customers to interact with us and share our page with their friends and family. We also reach out to every new Chamber member and LocalShops1 member by sending them an introduction postcard with a coupon. ... Pipo’s also donates food to organizations for various fundraisers [and] we attend hundreds of networking events each year meeting people and individually inviting them to Pipo’s. We find that making a personal connection with people encourages them to patronize our restaurant instead of going to one that they might see in the newspaper or on TV."
Pipo's is at 9531 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg. A second location is opening soon at 8 Fourth St N, downtown St. Petersburg. Pipo's can be reached at 727-394-7476 or pipos1979.com.
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