San Diego – Behind every great Americans way success story stands a united family. The Nguyen’s is an example of a hard-working Asian family that has built a thriving restaurant and food service business. Tuyen Nguyen left Vietnam and immigrated to San Diego in 1985. While studying English as a second language, Tuyen Nguyen started a small beef noodle soup restaurant known as Phở HoaCali located on University Ave San Diego.
In 1989, Tuyen Nguyen, built his business on a new concept. It involved a mixture of Vietnamese cuisine that includes. In addition to the traditional Vietnamese ”Phở Bò” Rice Noodle Beef Soup, there are traditional Vietnamese dishes “Bún Bò Huế” Rice Noodles & Spicy Beef Soup w/ Pork Leg, Well-Done Steak, Tendon & Pork Blood, “Bò Kho” Beef Stew, “Cơ Tấm” Broken Rice with (BBQ Pork, BBQ Beef, and BBQ Chicken).
Phở HoaCali attracts a diverse crowd of people from traditional Vietnamese-Americans to the Americans people of all races that can enjoy the authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
The concept that Phở HoaCali followed has proven to be a success. This success has led Phở HoaCali to become one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in San Diego, because of Mr. Nguyen. By 1994 Phở HoaCali expanded two new locations, one in Clairemont and another in Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego California. By 2003 the third Phở HoaCali open its door in Rancho Bernardo Road.
In 2009 Phở HoaCali has changed its name to Phở Cow Cali due to trademark and its future franchise, independently-owned restaurant.
Phở HoaCali’s strong growth, combined with a commitment to the communities it serves, has been recognized by the Small Business Administration. An award was presented to Phở HoaCali as San Diego’ Best Vietnamese Restaurants by Critics’ Picks in both August 2002 and August 2003.
Beyond their business achievements, the Nguyen Family is involved heavily in the communities in which they live and work. They have contributed and helped raise additional funds for victims of the 9-11 disaster, Hurricane Katrina, the floods in Vietnam, earthquakes in Mexico, and other charitable efforts throughout the world.
With the wake of the 2004 devastating Tsunami in South East Asia, Phở HoaCali restaurant contributed generously to the American Red Cross.