Charles Jones, one of the co-owners of Capital City Mambo Sauce, has passed away at the age of 46.
In 2011, Arsha and Charles Jones started Capital City Mambo Sauce out of the kitchen of their home. The couple had been on-the-go ever since — raising their four boys along the way.
Charles was with the couple’s oldest son on a college tour at Georgia State University last Friday when he had a heart attack and passed away.
The local power couple helped D.C.’s staple sauce gain major popularity over the past few years.
“We felt like Washington, D.C. deserved the same respect as, you know, a New York cheesecake, or a New York bagel, or a Philadelphia cheesesteak, or even a Old Bay from Maryland,” said Arsha Jones.
These days, the company fills orders from New York to Florida.