Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
9021Pho, a Vietnamese centric concept with a French and California twist inspired by Chef Kimmy Tang, announced today it has launched a National Franchise Program. As part of its aggressive growth strategy, the Beverly Hills-based concept plans to develop approximately 10 or more restaurants in the next 14 months in major cities around the country. To date, 9021Pho has four restaurants open in California with another four locations set to open by the end of the year.
"9021Pho is about providing a Vietnamese centric culinary delight with a French and California twist that delivers an exceptional taste while providing healthy menu choices. Chef Kimmy Tang’s unique cooking techniques, minimal use of oils, proliferation of vegetables and premium ingredients are unmatched,” said Greg Aghamanoukian, 9021Pho President. "We've seen a very strong interest in our brand in major U.S. markets across the country, and we're now looking for dedicated franchisees to help us bring 9021Pho to a national level."
To further fuel 9021Pho’s national expansion, the company is actively seeking qualified single and multi-unit franchise operators with restaurant experience to join its casual dining concept. Franchisee candidates should have a minimum net worth of $1,500,000 and liquid assets of at least $150,000 per unit. 9021Pho will be developed through both single-unit agreements and Area Development Agreements. Depending on the real estate site selected, franchisees can expect the total investment for one restaurant to be approximately $550,000-$1,350,000. The initial franchise fee is $35,000. To learn more about ownership opportunities with 9021Pho, contact Greg Aghamanoukian, President of 9021Pho, at 818-404-1930 or greg.aghamanoukian(at)9021pho(dot)com.
9021Pho was born out of a unique partnership in Beverly Hills, California, where the celebrated Vietnamese Master Chef Kimmy Tang assumed management of a local restaurant transforming it into a fresh, healthy dining experience combined with her innovative French and Asian cuisine.
Born and raised in Saigon, Chef Kimmy learned at an early age how to prepare traditional Vietnamese dishes by watching the family chef prepare sumptuous meals. Her culinary passion broadened when she and her family moved to California where she began working in Chinese and Japanese restaurants. With her valuable skills, Chef Kimmy soon opened her own fine dining restaurant and received celebrated acclaim by the L.A. Times, Los Angeles Magazine and many other publications.
Longing to explore other cultures and perfect her culinary skills, Chef Kimmy sold her restaurant and started an international journey to study the traditional recipes of the world including France and her home country Vietnam. She used this knowledge to create delicious dishes, which inspired her to return to the United States and open 9021Pho.
Today, 9021Pho caters to the health conscious food-lover featuring fresh ingredients, a colorful array of vegetables, and lean cuts of meat and poultry. Along with an extraordinary menu, 9021Pho and Chef Kimmy are passionate in helping children through the support of local and national charities. Birthed out of her beliefs and her time volunteering with orphanages, Chef Kimmy’s compassion for children and people are the cornerstones of her life and a core value of 9021Pho.