Frank X. Cuellar, Jr., son of Frank Cuellar Sr. one of the five Mama’s Boys who founded El Chico, passed away on Saturday. He was 84.
The accomplishments of this family are astounding. The Cuellar family laid the foundation of the Tex-Mex culture in Dallas. Frank X. Jr. played a huge role in their success. Determined to get Tex-Mex to the soldiers, Frank started a frozen foods division of El Chico Corporation and exported Tex-Mex canned and frozen to 22 states and oversees. He also took the company public on the NYSE in 1968. The 172,000-share offering of common stock made the Mama’s Boys millionaires.