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Learn more behind the real story of Senor Campos origins below.

Arturo Rogelio Campos was born on a cattle ranch in Mexico in 1913. The family lived in fear during pillaging and death raids. When the bandits needed food for their troops they just took it. His mother Ana hid Arturo to spare his life. In 1918 the family fled across the border into the United States and became U.S. citizens. Later Ana would change his name to Arthur so, he wouldn't be prejudged.

 

In 1938 he graduated from the University of Berkeley with a teaching credential. In 1942, Art joined the Navy and served as Chief Petty Officer.    During the war he met a fellow from Texas while stationed at the Coco Solo Submarine Base in Panama. They both went to a Mexican Restaurant that served Frito chips. After the war, they decided to go into the corn chip business together, but a year later the partnership dissolved. Art and his wife, Marian, and the new baby son, Roger, moved to Modesto, California. A few months later Art received a  corn chip machine and corn grinder from the dissolved partnership.

Mexican Recipes & Family Secrets- book

Art Campos was a pioneer in the Mexican Food industry. He established Campos Foods in 1947 and Senor Campos restaurants in 1964. His restaurants and fresh tortillas extended throughout the Central Valley in California. For the very first time, his family recipes and secrets are revealed!

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In 1947, Art and his brother Ray established Campos Foods and sold corn chips to Frito Lay. But Frito Lay decided to move it's location to Southern California. The move forced Art and his brother Ray out of business. So, Art went back to teaching and Ray moved to Newman, California.

The facility and equipment sat for a year. Art decided to sell all of his equipment. One weekend while displaying it to be sold a lady asked Art, "Why not make tortillas"? Art replied, "I don't know how to make tortillas". The lady replied. "I will show you. You use the same equipment. It would be a BIG hit!"

 

A week later the lady showed Art how to make tortillas. The first day Art made fifteen dozen and took them to the local Save Mart Store in Modesto, California. "Do you think you can sell these?", Art asked the store manager. "We will give it a try", he replied.

The very next day Art returned to inquire about his tortillas. "We sold out", the store manager replied. "Bring in more tomorrow"!

Thus, Campos corn and flour tortillas was born and became a "big hit" throughout the Central Valley. Art's Mexican food products helped to change the eating habits of the American public.

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In 1947, Art and his brother Ray established Campos Foods and sold corn chips to Frito Lay. But Frito Lay decided to move it's location to Southern California. The move forced Art and his brother Ray out of business. So, Art went back to teaching and Ray moved to Newman, California.

   The facility and equipment sat for a year. Art decided to sell all of his equipment. One weekend while displaying it to be sold a lady asked Art, "Why not make tortillas"? Art replied, "I don't know how to make tortillas". The lady replied. "I will show you. You use the same equipment. It would be a BIG hit!"

 

A week later the lady showed Art how to make tortillas. The first day Art made fifteen dozen and took them to the local Save Mart Store in Modesto, California. "Do you think you can sell these?", Art asked the store manager. "We will give it a try", he replied.

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Buckeye, Arizona USA
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