Rae Fairbanks Mosher never thought she would be a business owner. But now, as the owner and manager of Carrburritos — a restaurant in Carrboro that serves fresh Mexican food — she can't imagine doing anything else.
Mosher was a public school teacher for 12 years, but her family had a long history in the restaurant industry. Her parents had a restaurant in California and opened up Carrburritos when she was 17.
“When my parents were ready to retire, I was faced with the choice of selling the restaurant and keep teaching or take over the restaurant,” she said.
Mosher said she had no desire to go into the restaurant business because of her established career in education. However, she was passionate about Carrburritos and didn't want to see it dissolve.
“I'm just way too sentimental. I couldn’t have sold the restaurant,” Mosher said. “I was proud of what my parents had built and it’s my home. Only Carrburritos would get me to switch over careers, not just any old restaurant.”