Joshua Kopel

The Refugee Restaurateur: Tee Tran of Monster Pho

We see headlines everyday about immigration but there’s very little talk about the immigrants themselves. The story I bring you today isn’t a story about overcoming adversity, it’s a story about enduring adversity.

Tee Tran represents the best our industry has to offer. Instead of fighting for the survival of his businesses over the last year he’s fought for his community, working with the World Central Kitchen and getting support from big names like Steph Curry.

Today we explore one man’s journey to and through hospitality and what we can all learn from his story.

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