The Chicken And Rice Guys
Name Of Business: The Chicken & Rice Guys
Web site: http://www.thechickenriceguys.com/
Mission/Description: Boston-based food truck serving our version of the popular NYC chicken and rice street food.
Name & year of graduation and Contact: Ian So and Jaemin Lee (Ugrad 2008)
Where located: Boston
Founder’s Past Life/Business: Worked at a start-up and at Babson College
How The Idea Began: After a night out in New York City, we were introduced to the wonder of eating Chicken and Rice outside with our friends. We became instant addicts! (Does this sound familiar?) Since that night, each visit to New York City had to be accompanied by a meal of Chicken and Rice, either from the Halal Guys on 53rd and 6th, the Meatpacking district, or Brooklyn with their famous green sauce.
So we thought “Why is there no Chicken and Rice in Boston?!” With its popularity and lines down and around the block in New York City, it was obvious that Boston was missing out on something incredible. Plans started to hatch in July 2011 for Beantown to have its very own Chicken and Rice food truck.
Favorite Thing About The Business: Seeing people come back to have our food!
Worst Thing About The Business: Having to rent commercial kitchens and be at the mercy of the owners!