A fundraiser for the young victims of a double homicide in Union City last weekend will be held Saturday at Shabuway and Men Oh, the joint restaurants where the two friends worked.
Daniel Garcia-Sanchez, 21, and Carlos Estrada-Partida, 18, were gunned down on the 33400 block of 11th Street at about 1 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.
Both Garcia-Sanchez and Estrada-Partida worked at the popular Japanese restaurants, which share a kitchen.
“They were the youngest of my kitchen staff and they were the best,” Ezuru Tominaga, a manager at Men Oh, told Patch. “It’s a very small restaurant that we have, and they were a large part of that family.”
Tominaga said the two friends brought energy, life and a strong work ethic to the busy restaurant.
“They had a work ethic that you rarely see. I won’t ever find someone like either of them again. They were amazing,” Tominaga said. “They were definitely going to go somewhere in life.”
As a tribute to Garcia-Sanchez and Estrada-Partida, the restaurants will be donating 10 percent of all purchases to their families to help with funeral costs.
Both restaurants are located at 34308 Alvarado-Niles Rd. in Union City.
On Saturday, the restaurants will be open from noon to 3 p.m. They will close and re-open for business again from 5:30 to 10 p.m.