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Controlling Food Costs of Your New Pho Restaurant

You can control your pho restaurant food costs by establishing a strong vendor relationship and a solid system to control your food storage, serving portions and inventory counts. Food costs, if not managed correctly, can easily make or break your pho restaurant

Designing Your Pho Restaurant: Hidden Secret of a Good Pho Restaurant Floor Plan

Your pho restaurant floor plan is what shows your concept and how you intend to operate your business. It’s a big part of your plan submission to city and health authorities for obtaining a license. It’s also what your general contractor will use to build out the space for you. And it’s also an important tool to help you manage your team in everything leading up to your grand opening. But what’s the real purpose of a good pho restaurant floor plan? Here’s the secret.

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Tips For Your New Pho Restaurant’s Front and Back of the House

November 21, 2013

Front of the house and back of the house. Here are some tips for successful design and operation of a pho restaurant. If you’re thinking of opening your own pho restaurant, then these are important considerations before you proceed far in the design process of your new establishment. If you’re a pho customer, then this article gives some insights into how a good pho restaurant has been (or should be) designed to serve hundreds of customers like you every day.

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What You Need to Open a Pho Restaurant-The Starting Point

November 6, 2013

I’ll tell it like it is. For those who really want to open your own pho restaurant, we’ll soon get to the nitty gritty, the mechanics, the down-and-dirty details, the how-tos, and the ins and outs. But if you are not willing to search through your inner self for and to understand the desire from within, then I would say you are not ready to run a restaurant, pho or otherwise.

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How to Open a Pho Restaurant

November 2, 2013

Want to know how to open a pho restaurant? This is the first of a series on how to open and operate a pho restaurant; from concept development, design, analysis, and buildout of a new location, to customer service, staff training, operation and procedures, and more. Not everyone can do this; it’s restaurant business after all. But for the few who have the heart and the desire, a great pleasure can be found.

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Homemade Pho: Making Vietnamese Pho Yourself at Home

February 21, 2013

Points to consider if you want to make Vietnamese pho at home. It’s not as daunting as you might think. Making pho is very easy, actually. Just know that your first attempt will be ok, and your subsequent pho pots after that will be pretty good. Then, the good stuff will start to happen.

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Vietnamese Pho on University and College Campuses – Start a Pho Revolution

February 21, 2012

I think it’s time to get Vietnamese pho on university campuses! Yes that’s the little secret project I’ve been working on. Staying true to what I want LovingPho.com to be, which is a reliable informational resource for Vietnamese pho noodle, I and a partner opened Ui-Cha! Phở and Cà-Phê, a pilot pho restaurant located on the second floor in the University Center (UC,) the University of Montana in Missoula.

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Pronunciation of Pho and Other Vietnamese Words and Phrases, Part 2

May 26, 2011

Here’s Part 2 of How to pronounce certain Vietnamese words. Leave a request and I’ll post an audio file so you can hear Vietnamese pronunciation of your words, in both English and Vietnamese conversational speech.

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Pho Cali, Pho HoaCali, Pho Cali & Grill, Pho T Cali, Pho Cow Cali – What’s in a Name?

March 4, 2011

Pho Cali, Pho HoaCali, Pho Cali & Grill, Pho T Cali, Pho Cow Cali, Pho Cali Restaurant. When it comes to naming a pho restaurant, it seems we Vietnamese have a problem with good, creative English names. But what’s with Cali in the names? Well, we love our Cali and everybody loves our Cali too.

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Vietnamese Pho With No Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)? Sure You Want It That Way?

November 17, 2010

Many people have problems with consuming monosodium glutamate, or MSG, in their foods. Chinese cuisine and many other restaurant foods are notorious for having lots of MSG in them. Restaurant pho is no different. In fact MSG use in many pho restaurants can be dominant and unmistakable. Here are some real insights about MSG in Vietnamese pho, from a roundtable of food industry experts. Vietnamese Pho with no MSG? Sure you want it that way?

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Want the Lime Taste in Your Pho? Don’t Serve It Like This

November 5, 2010

There are some great pho broths out there. Some are good enough so you don’t even have to enhance with fish sauce or hoisin sauce. Regardless of the quality, though, I must have my squeeze of lime juice in my pho. Unfortunately, for such a simple thing, there are more than a few pho photos out there showing lime and pho in some deplorable relationship. Yuck. Check out these sins.

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How to Say Bánh Mì (Banh Mi) Vietnamese Submarine Sandwich

October 19, 2010

Vietnamese bánh mì or banh mi really has two main meanings. In a Viet sandwich shop, you can buy not only the whole baguette banh mi, but also order the bread stuffed with meat submarine sandwich kind of banh mi. Here are the pronunciations for various types of Vietnamese sandwich bánh mì, the sandwich kind.

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