The Lopez family, circa 1957.

The Pedro Lopez Brand has been serving Topeka, Kansas and surrounding communities for nearly 100 years, developing a loyal following among families and restaurants alike.

Pedro Lopez Brand was founded in Topeka in 1915 by none other than Pedro Lopez himself. A streetcar conductor in Mexico, Pedro Lopez immigrated to the United States for a better life. Working for the Santa Fe Railroad Company — Pedro settled in Topeka, Kansas, because of its significant Mexican population.

Here he started Pedro Lopez Chili Pepper Company which was family-owned until about 1960.  In 2011, Pedro Lopez Brand became a family company once again. Mi Familia, LLC purchased the company, and is dedicated to producing the same quality products that made the company so successful.

The family researched recipe archives to assure they would remain true to the original product recipes. After seeking out quality ingredients and suppliers to assure product integrity, Pedro Lopez Brand launched its first product — hot taco sauce, in March 2012, and distributed it to two stores. By the end of 2012, Pedro Lopez Brand was manufacturing 18 products and distributing them to 26 stores and businesses.


Mi Familia continuing the tradition, circa 2012.