Northgate González Markets — Family First

Recently honored with the “Longevity Award” at this year’s Orange County Business Journal’s Family-Owned Business ceremony, Northgate González Markets is more than just a family grocery-store chain — it’s an immersive, authentic Mexican food experience. Founded in 1980 by family patriarch Don Miguel Gonzalez, who emigrated to the United States in the early 1960’s to support his growing family back in Mexico, today the family-run business owns 44 stories in five counties – including the flagship Mercado González Northgate Market on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa—with 7,500 employees and $1B in sales. Beyond the grocery stores, however, the Gonzales family are also recognized for their commitment to giving back to the communities they serve.