Wilder Rosales is one of the owners of located at 1700 Winder Highway inside the shopping center in Dacula. Opened in October of 2010, Sazon offers patrons a taste of Mexico, Cuba and Peru. I recently sat down with Rosales to talk about the restaurant.
Patch: How did you come to own Sazon Mexican Grill?
Wilder: I was in Florida in the restaurant business. The partners I worked with decided to call it quits, so when I moved to Georgia I had $100 in my pocket. I went into the construction business. I had a flooring business. At that time my landlord offered for me to help open a restaurant. I did that and a few other jobs for shopping centers that he owned. Over time, I came to own this place.
Patch: What is the best aspect of owning a Mexican restaurant?
Wilder: I built this place myself. I'm very proud of this. Everybody comes here and says it's a really nice restaurant and I really enjoy that.
Patch: What is the most challenging aspect of owning Sazon?
Wilder: The money it costs to run the restaurant. We have Peruvian and Cuban food here but people don't really want to try it. They see the Mexican entrees and that's what they go for. So right now, until it catches on, we're wasting some money.
Patch: What makes your restaurant unique?
Wilder: The kind of food we serve. On the weekends we also do special dishes.
Patch: What makes the Dacula community special?
Wilder: I think the Dacula community is so nice. The people here are so polite.
Sazon Mexican Grill is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.