Pho King Vietnamese Restaurant

Phuoc at work

Phuoc Khounsombath is no stranger to the restaurant business. She opened and owned her own business for 7 years in Vietnam before moving to the U.S.

With a strong background in the restaurant business but limited English, Phuoc knew upon arriving in the U.S. that owning her own restaurant would be her best opportunity to provide a stable income for her family. "If someone like me can make it work with my background, then anyone can with the right assistance".

StartZone helped her learn how to write a business plan, prepare her financial statements, and obtain startup financing through the SBA Microloan Program.

Phuoc's Vietnamese restaurant, Pho King, opened in January 2010 and is steadily gaining loyal customers. Her menu includes a variety of Pho soups (noodle soup), egg rolls, spring rolls, beef stew, grilled short ribs, and the ever popular Vietnamese sandwich. Phuoc's goal is to continue attracting new customers and keep regular customers coming back.