Al Pastor Tacos
The lads craft their first homemade hot sauce.
Original Recipe Perfected
After a trial and error process, the lads finalize the recipe for the BOMBANANA Original, then called La Bomba Banana. They decide to replace raw sugar with bananas, reasoning that people were ignoring how amazing sweet could be with heat.
First Sauce Distributed
The lads share bottles of the hot sauce they produced with their friends and family.
With strong responses in the first semester, the lads decide to start a real business.
First Sauce Manufactured
Feast Detroit comes onboard as an official partner and a sample batch of sauce is produced.
BOMBANANA begin selling to the public online.
BOMBANANA Hot Sauces make its way into its first stores based in Michigan.
Jared was born in Manhattan, and has cooked under chefs Christopher Stam and Rafri Frias at Daniel Boulud's DB Bistro Moderne. While attending U-M, he spent time manning the plancha at Slurping Turtle. He also interned in restaurant management for James Mallios at Amali. His favorite foods include spaghetti and meatballs, high quality chicken stock, and BOMBA wings. You can follow him on Instagram
Jonny was born and raised in downtown Chicago. An economics graduate with a concentration in entrepreneurship, Jonny enjoys leveraging data and analytics to identify trends and improve business efficiencies, and has experience in marketing from GOLIN. He appreciates the art of cooking and especially likes sharing his culinary creations with others. You can follow him on Instagram
Kevin is the son of entrepreneurs and has manifested that spirit since a young age. A Michigan Ross Graduate, he is fascinated with how technology can simplify and enhance business. His mantra is: “Success is measured by how many people’s lives are better off because you lived.” You can follow him on Instagram