Buena Papa, which means "good potato" in Spanish, is the name of the company that has taken a New Jersey couple to the next level.

Born out of a random dinner at home when Johanna Windon replaced the rice in a traditional Columbian dish with a homemade french fry, the company has taken off.

The reason was simple enough, they were home during the lockdowns and had all the ingredients for the traditional dish, including chorizo and pork belly, just no rice. Enter the french fry!

Husband and wife, James and Johanna are New Jersey natives who moved to Raliegh, North Carolina. The couple appeared on 'Shark Tank' and successfully secured $400,000 for a percentage of the company to expand, including into New Jersey.

They joined me on the air to share their story.

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