Frank Araugo is the CEO, owner, and founder of Araujo’s Mexican Grill/El Paisa, a quick-service Mexican restaurant chain in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Frank was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico and left his family and his homeland at the age of 14 to pursue the American dream.
He worked as a tree trimmer and a janitor before being hired as desktop support agent for Siemens AG. Over the next 16 years Frank excelled in his work and obtained additional education at both Mission College and the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC).

He founded Silicon Valley IT Consulting and supported clients across Canada, US and Mexico. (North America).
At age 39, Frank (by then an IT Manager/Network Engineer) retired from Infineon Technologies to pursue his dream of owning his own business.

A former Branch President, Frank and his lovely wife Sandra are currently serving a four-year mission for LDS Social Services.

Frank and Sandra have been married for 25 years and have two daughters.