Kin is a ramen shop located steps away from Xavier University where co-founder Hieu went to school. Hieu saw this little yellow building at the corner of 3 busy streets and knew something special should open there. A few years later he purchased the building without any clear plans but eventually opened a delicious restaurant to rave reviews. Within the first 6 months Gabe and Ron joined Hieu and his wife's entreprise. Gabe as one of the main servers and Ron on dishwasher. But the three men quickly ended up becoming business partners and dividing up all the work together to make Kin the success it is today with a clear mission to bring affordable, delicious food to crowds that represent the diversity of New Orleans.
We talk about the struggles of owning a small business in New Orleans and during the pandemic. We also talk about how customers view our businesses and where our industry needs to get it right once and for all.
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