Ep 57 - Opening a Restaurant in China w/ MiCasa's Mazen Dabbousi
In this episode, Rico and ChinaMike interview restaurateur Mazen Daboussi a foreigner who opened a restaurant business in Guangzhou, China without any local partners. He shares his experiences, challenges and successes in operating a Mexican Fusion Resto in an old city whose locals have young pallets - slowly embracing International cuisine.
The history of how Mazen founded MiCasa
How Guangzhou cuisine has progressed through the years
Training and motivating long-term employees in China
How to compromise personal taste to fit the local market
Registering a business in China