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Five Things to Know about Pincho Factory

1. In the Beginning: The concept began to take shape during a Fourth of July family barbecue in 2010. Cousins Otto Othman and Nedal Ahmed talked about opening a fast-casual restaurant focused on Latin street food—and starring Brazil’s popular kebabs, known there as espetinhos (in Spanish, kebab is pincho).

Pincho Factory's Nazir Ahmad, Nedal Ahmad and Otto Othman
Pincho Factory’s Nazir Ahmad, Nedal Ahmad and Otto Othman

2. Mom Knows Best: Othman’s mom, who moved from Palestine to Brazil at 15, was famous among family and friends for these kebabs. Her trick? She merged traditional Middle Eastern kebab spices with Brazilian-style skewers, which are all meat (instead of meat and vegetables). On Nov. 6, 2010, the cousins (along with Ahmad’s brother, Nizar) opened their first Pincho Factory in a Miami strip mall.

Pincho Factory Chicken pita with Tex-Mex style
Chicken pita Tex-Mex style

3. The Basics: Customers pick their base (pita wrap, rice bowl or salad), choose their “pincho” (chicken, steak or shrimp) and add “style,” themed in-house toppings, like Latin (think black beans, lettuce, tomatoes) or Mediterranean (think lettuce, cucumbers, lemon pepper dressing). There’s also seven different burgers, five chicken sandwiches, plantains, sweet potato tots and more.

4. Growth Spurt: Pincho began with only eight items on its first menu. Today, there are 26 items—and nine locations, including Fort Lauderdale (a Sunrise outpost was slated to open in January).

Pincho Factory Toston Burger
Toston Burger

5. Social Sensation: One of the early keys to Pincho’s success involved “Try Me Tuesdays,” an off-the-wall, one-day menu creation that quickly spread like wildfire across social media. The concept led to permanent menu additions—like the Tostón Burger, which uses fried green plantains as the bun and is topped with jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and homemade cilantro sauce.

 

Where: 6234 N. Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale

Phone: 954.900.5470

Website: pinchofactory.com

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