California-based Vietnamese restaurant Pho Hoa and fruit and boba tea company Jazen Tea will open a dual restaurant location in the old Wasabi All You Can Eat Sushi & Grill location, 4510 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Suite H.
Pho Hoa began in 1983 in San Jose, California and has over 60 locations in six countries. The restaurant bills itself as a "health conscious choice" by offering pho noodle dishes that are lower in calories and saturated fat than traditional pho. Jazen Tea began seven years ago and was ranked on the top 500 new franchises by Entrepreneur magazine in 2018 and 2019.
Pho Hoa was also named to the list in 2019.
"Part of the concept of Pho Hoa is that we offer healthier pho, but we also offer rice plates, vermicelli bowls and snack rolls," Pho Hoa marketing assistant Austin Mikula said. "We're shooting to have our grand opening in early May, hopefully May 10, as long as construction and everything goes according to plan."
The 4,500 square foot location on the corner of Kaliste Saloom Road and Ambassador Caffery Parkway will be locally owned and operated and will employ 20-25 people.