Way back in 2011, four best friends joined forces (like the Avengers, but better) to bring the streets of Asia to the streets of Orlando, Fla. They secured a cool little spot on Mills Avenue, gathered all of their favorite family recipes, and convinced their girlfriends (all of whom happen to be their wives now – lucky guys!) to open a brand-new restaurant concept with a small team. Read: just the eight of them. The guys handled the back-of-house – everything from washing the dishes to working the wok-line, while Jillian, Kay, Chrissy and Ying handled all things front-of-house.
Fast-forward to almost a decade later, Hawkers now spans multiple locations across the country and calls more than 500 team members family.
It’s been a wild ride, but really, we are just getting started.