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‘We are a cooking family’: Two Prince George’s teenagers create their own mambo sauce

Left to right- Nyles and Andrew Burton created Andy Factory and now are selling mambo and cocktail sauce.
Left to right- Nyles and Andrew Burton created Andy Factory and now are selling mambo and cocktail sauce. (Courtesy Photo)

Teen brothers Andrew and Nyles Burton from Upper Marlboro have created their own company Andy Factory that has started selling mambo sauce and cocktail sauce.

Andrew is 16 and Nyles is 18 and together they started Andy Factory in November 2019.

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They call their sauce Uncle Dell’s Mambo Sauce that has secret ingredients in it but still includes the traditional mambo sauce ingredients. The sauce is produced and bottled in North Carolina.

“We got the recipe from our mom and when I was 12 years old my mom assigned us a home school project so that’s when I made the sauce,” Andrew said.

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They named the sauce Uncle Dell to honor their maternal grandfather Wardell Guyton.

One of the biggest things the brothers have learned from having the business is to run with your good ideas.

The first month in November they expected to sell 100 bottles but the first day they sold 200 bottles and within the next 13 days they sold 500 total, they said.

“Our sauce has more personality than others and other sauces are more for dipping. Ours is for dipping too but can use it for cooking as well,” Andy said.

Since the coronavirus hit in March, Andy Factory has been shipping out orders online and if you live in the DMV area customers can message them on Instagram or email them to receive a free no contact delivery.

One customer Gabrielle Battle, from Bowie, says Andy Factory sauce isn’t as thick as others and isn’t too watery.

“It is one of the best mambo sauces I have had. It feels good to support a small Black business as well,” Battle said.

Battle initially bought one bottle but after one night the bottle was gone, then had to order four more bottles. Now her family keeps a gallon and it has become a staple in their household.

“I feel a lot of our friends and family have been supporting us a lot,” Nyles said.

Andy Factory was featured at HalfSmoke restaurant in DC for the month of March.

The next goal for the company is to be sold in stores by the end of 2020.

“We want to continue to grow and we don’t want to stop with just mambo sauce,” Andrew said. “We are a cooking family so we have a lot in the works. We have this chicken sauce we’re working on. We do have cocktail sauce as well now.”

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The family is considering putting out a cookbook. Andrew wants to become a chef, something that has interested him since he was a kid.

For more information, go to andyfactory.com.

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