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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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Hiring a Pho Chef For Your Pho Restaurant

June 11, 2014

Does your pho restaurant need a pho chef? How can you find a good pho chef for your restaurant, and what qualifications should such individual have? It may surprise many, but the real question is: what good is a pho chef who is unprofessional, has bad manners and does not work within your guidelines and company policies to meet your quality expectation? Here are some things to consider when hiring a pho chef.

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Controlling Food Costs of Your New Pho Restaurant

March 22, 2014

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

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

December 25, 2013

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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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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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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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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How to Order Extra Bánh Phở Noodles With Your Pho

October 16, 2010

Here’s how you order extra pho noodles with your pho (audio files.) The best thing to do is to have bánh phở noodles added to your bowl in the kitchen before they pour in the hot pho broth. Some may prefer a side bowl of just blanched bánh phở at your table, but if you think about it, you’ll want the everything in the bowl when the broth is poured in. Here’s why.

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