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Teen graduates high school with a head start on her career | Made in SA

A local teen runs her own business centered around a San Antonio staple.

SAN ANTONIO — When the open sign is switched on at Sarah's Barbacoa, there's always a steady stream of customers.

"It's like a whole magic comes on," CEO of Sarah's Barbacoa, Sarah Hernandez said. 

Customers ready to order from their long list of menu items and of course their house staple, barbacoa.

"Its more of an experience than anything," Hernandez said. "It lights up my world when I try it and eat it every day, its so good."

Sarah Hernandez is the CEO of the business that's been open for two years now.

"I started when I was 16, I realized there wasn't really many barbacoa places around [DeZavala] and we wanted to add some flavor to this lovely little place of ours," Hernandez said. 

Located on the Northwest side of town this teen saw an opportunity to share her family's recipe that's slow cooked into every batch of barbacoa.

"It was mostly from my grandma who was named Sarah, so most of the generations of good making food is passed down to me," Hernandez said. 

Sarah running the cash register and working alongside her father, sister, aunt and cousins.

"It's always been a joy to see my family every day and to enjoy their company," Hernandez said. 

This high school senior is ready to enter into adulthood, but already a bit ahead of the curve.

"I was ready to put on the role to run a business, [it]  was very much an honor," Hernandez said. 

Transitioning from student full time entrepreneur.   

"It's a great thing to do to spread more joy to the world with barbacoa," Hernandez said.