Lao Jiu Men is a franchise of a Toronto chain that provided startup advice.
You always learn something.”Zhang and her partners exemplify a new breed of East Asian arrivals in Chicago, many from mainland China but also from Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau and Taiwan.
Other examples:Macus Hoh, cofounder of Variation Design, which planned the interiors for Lao Jiu Men, is a native of Singapore who got a master’s degree in 2012 from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
You need to dream big and step out of your comfort zone.”The new entrepreneurs in Chicago are part of an increasing Asian presence.
Pacifica Square has shops and restaurants offering cuisine and other products from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and other East Asian nations.