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Pho Restaurant Business Plan, Part 1: What Is It Anyway?

January 30, 2015

Do you have a pho restaurant business plan? Most aspiring pho entrepreneurs don’t. But it’s very important that you create one before doing anything else as you plan to open your own pho restaurant.

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Beef Pho Recipe Infographic By Lovingpho

January 23, 2015

Here’s Lovingpho’s own beef pho recipe infographic. This pho recipe yields about 20 quarts, which is about 20 regular size bowls you can typically get at most pho restaurants. With this batch size, you can make it once and freeze some away for quick pho at anytime later.

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Secret Ingredients For Pho: Revealed

December 23, 2014

Are there such thing as secret pho ingredients? Let’s take a look at what may constitute a pho secret ingredient. Pho is as much about tradition as it is about adaptation. At the adaptation end, when you have something as good and as easily customizable as pho, you can’t stop people from messing around with it. And they do. At the other end, there are actually pho secrets that can kick up your pho a notch or two while still keeping it traditional.

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What Is Real, Authentic Pho?

December 13, 2014

What is real, authentic pho and how do I make it? This is the question I get asked often. In this post, I discuss important characteristics of real, authentic pho. The definition is very strict and takes into account important elements that, when combined together, contribute to the awesomeness of real, authentic pho. It also takes into account consideration of changing market and environment and time and place.

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Half Off Pho – Why 50% Off Are Not Such Good Pho Deals

December 10, 2014

You see these 50% off pho all over the place these days. They proliferate primarily in large Asian communities where competition is fierce for deal-seeking customers. Half-off pho bo; 50% off pho ga all day; 50% on both pho bo and pho ga. So what’s not so cool about this? Let take a look.

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Pho Restaurant Consultation Inquiry

November 15, 2014

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Pho Restaurant Customer Satisfaction and Complaints

November 2, 2014

There are good pho restaurants and there are bad pho restaurants. Those doing good business are doing something right and will stay in business a long time. Those sitting empty will probably close shop soon. A key determining factor for a pho restaurant’s success is customer satisfaction and complaints. Here’s a look at some customer complaints, what they really mean, and how to fix them.

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Pho Recipe: Easy Fixes to Common Homemade Pho Problems

July 30, 2014

Making your own beef pho broth at home is relatively easy. However, there are always some missteps that can mess you up fast. In this article, I’m providing a collection of simple yet important things you can do to ensure big success with your next pho pot. Many of these are included in various different pho recipes, but here they are in one place for quick and easy reference.

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Pho Etiquette

July 20, 2014

Pho etiquette: How to eat pho. Vietnamese pho is an easy dish to pick up and enjoy. To the casual diner, consuming pho only requires your ability to place your order, and hold chopsticks and spoon in your hands. For those ready for something more, pho etiquette is your next goal. There are specific customs to follow, while other protocols are left to individual interpretation and choice. Here’s a collection of pho etiquette to help you come closer to pho and Viet culture.

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Up-Sell Specialist – Would This Work in a Pho Restaurant?

July 1, 2014

The vast majority of pho restaurants are fast-casual or quick-service restaurants, serving excellent and delicious food and very fast. And because of the affordable (read: low) prices, total customers served and table-turn are everything. For this reason, an up-sell specialist may either slow things down, or be too novel of an idea for many Vietnamese and pho restaurants notoriously known for bad or non-existent service.

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