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“I immigrated to United States in 1999. I was 17 years old and didn’t really know anything about the country and culture of it. I didn’t even know how to speak English. Got a job as a dishwasher and that’s where my journey in food and beverage industry started.
I’ve been in food and beverage industry for 22 years, spent 18 years of that in management and senior management positions. I have operated multi-branded operations with over $25 Million in revenue and 400 employees. I’ve been involved in over 40 restaurant openings of brands such as California Pizza Kitchen, Starbucks, Ruby’s, Pinkberry, Chili’s and Wolfgang Puck.
I opened my first restaurant in downtown Los Angeles in 2014, second restaurant in 2016 and The Red Chickz in 2018. Launched our franchise program for The Red Chickz in September 2021 and working on our expansion plans.”
Our employees are just as important as the brand. When I’m making decisions on how something will affect our brand, I also think about how it’s going to affect our employees. That’s because I’ve been there myself. I have done all positions, from dishwashing to being a cook and even serving for a couple of years. From experience, I know how it feels to be in that position. I know how miscommunication from top management can affect employees from experiencing it myself and don’t want to do that to our employees.
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