‘Far East Joint' Restaurant in West Covina Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Raffle Giveaways

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Far East Joint offers a unique dining experience that serves good food for a great cause – ‛Meal for Meal’ – by donating a portion of its proceeds to a local children's charity. Located in West Covina, the restaurant's grand opening festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon with the Mayor.

Far East Joint will celebrate the grand opening of its new restaurant on Thursday, Dec. 11. Located at The Lakes Entertainment Plaza in West Covina, the festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon with the Mayor and city officials, raffle giveaways and dining discounts.

Far East Joint is an original ‘fries & wing house’ infused with Asian flavors and recipes. Offering a wide range of specialty fries, wings, rice bowls and burgers, the restaurant also features an extensive list of beers, sake and soju. In addition to serving quality food, Far East Joint donates a portion of its proceeds to a non-profit organization called the Han-Schneider International Children’s Foundation (HSICF).

“We are excited to introduce Far East Joint to the Los Angeles dining scene,” said Arthur Han, Far East Joint owner and HSICF executive director. “We created the concept to serve delicious comfort food and bar bites while bringing hope to a child in need. Every time you purchase a meal at our restaurant, you buy a meal for one of the kids we serve in Cambodia, North Korea and Tanzania – Meal for Meal.”

Mr. Han has carved a unique path to where he is today. With a business degree from USC, he initially worked in the real estate industry for a few years before pursuing his love of food and cooking by getting into restaurant management. However, after his father, who founded HSICF, passed away two years ago, Mr. Han decided to honor his father’s wishes by continuing the foundation and has been the executive director since 2012.

“It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to open a restaurant and now I’ve figured out a formula to fuse my two passions: cooking and helping children in need,” said Mr. Han. “Through the Han-Schneider International Children's Foundation and Far East Joint, my goal is to help make a difference for vulnerable children around the world, one meal at a time.”

Diners can choose from a diverse menu featuring Asian fusion and new American dishes, which include the signature Joint Fries, Sweet Chili Wings, Spicy Tuna Nachos, as well as regional specials like the Vietnamese Egg Rolls and Joint Fried Rice with house made kimchi. Locals can also enjoy daily happy hour with a generous selection of appetizers and beers.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at noon on Dec. 11 with Mayor Frederick Sykes, city officials, restaurant personnel, and HSICF representatives in attendance. The new restaurant is located at 1230 Lakes Drive #104, adjacent to the Edwards Theatre plaza, and offers catering and fundraising programs for local businesses and organizations. Far East Joint offers lunch and dinner at approachable price points, with dishes ranging from $7-10. For more information, visit http://www.fareastjoint.com.

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About Far East Joint
Founded in 2014, Far East Joint is an original fries and wing house infused with Asian flavors and recipes. The tasty wings, specialty fries, rice bowls, burgers and signature sides are made to order with high-quality ingredients and all with a unique twist. In addition, Far East Joint diners can help give back to a worthy cause by simply eating at the restaurant. Every meal purchased will help send a meal to a child in need through the Han-Schneider International Children’s Foundation – “Meal for Meal”. For more information, visit http://www.fareastjoint.com or follow us at http://www.facebook.com/FarEastJoint.

About Han-Schneider International Children’s Foundation
Han-Schneider International Children’s Foundation (HSICF), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, provides basic needs to help improve the health and well-being of orphans and children around the world. The foundation’s purpose is to realize the vision of its late founder, Sang Man (Sam) Han, once an impoverished orphan in Korea, which was to establish the necessary infrastructure that will enable an ongoing supply of food, medicine and clothing to save the lives of defenseless children in some of the most impoverished nations, including Cambodia, Tanzania, and North Korea. HSICF hopes to continue expanding its work – the sponsoring and maintenance of centers that provide marginalized children the opportunity for safety, good health, affection, and most significantly, the precious commodity of hope – to other various countries in need. For more information, visit http://www.han-schneider.org or follow us at http://www.facebook.com/HSICF.

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