May 15, 2018 – It doesn’t feel like so long ago that Mikey Nguyen was working 10 hour days doing nails at a salon he opened at just 19, with money earned working at Burger King, McDonald’s and Taco Bell as a teenager.
He owned and operated the salon for eight years, all while dreaming of something besides clear coats and French tips, like opening a family restaurant built around the foods of his heritage—bahn mi, boba and “broken” rice included—at a price point that wouldn’t break the bank.
“I wanted to feed people,” he says. “Not just work on their beauty.”
But it was a while ago, more than a decade all told. It just flew by really fast.
Opening and operating two popular restaurants—and as of this week, … Read More