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Keeping innovative in mindset throughout his entrepreneurship journey

CEO of MyeongDong Topokki, Vincent Lua, has been featured by The Star to share along the challenges he faced and the solutions to make sure the businesses operating and run well during the MCO period. Innovative has always been the key for businesses to stand out from the surrounded competitors. Despite the challenges due to the recent Movement Control Order (MCO), the CEO of MyeongDong Topokki, Vincent Lua, has always keeping in mind to invent new creations that making sure that the business operations alive and bustling!

While it has been noted that the number of dine-in customers has reduced to zero over the Movement Control Order period, many customers are opting for food delivery to their doorsteps. It definitely converts to a rise towards online food order and delivery services.

With a spirit of never giving up, he came out with the first Cloud Kitchen for MyeongDong Topokki that provides no dine-in facility with an online order services. Despite the shifting in customer preference, the first MDT Cloud Kitchen has received a momentum feedback from its customers.

A 28 days of Movement Control Order makes many who previously only used to order delivery started to cook for themselves. Some might think that it’s a headache to come out with ideas for their three meals a day.

Seeing the opportunity in self cooking, Vincent then came out an unique idea that offers an even easier way for the customers to cook by themselves! MyeongDong Topokki recently has launched a new concept, namely MDT Apron which provide a 3-day simple recipes that allow everyone to cook your own Korean cuisines at your comfort home.

The 3-day recipes contain the fresh ingredients produced by our Food Processing Centre and a set of easy recipes. While many wonder how to start cooking, now with MDT Apron, cooking will no longer be a disaster but a great way to keep our spirits up!

An even greater news is that MDT Apron is available for delivery across the whole Peninsular Malaysia!

The CEO of MyeongDong Topokki, Vincent Lua, started his venture into his entrepreneur journey since 2014. He was formerly a banker and was inspired to start his first ever Korean gastronomy business from his visit to the MyeongDong Street in Seoul, South Korea five years ago. The attractive and innovative display and the taste of the MyeongDong Street Foods was discovered. There was not anything come close to it and that inspired Vincent decided to travel through and explore the essence of Korean Street Food. He began his journey in search of a five-star chef and research further on MyeongDong’s street foods.

He successfully bagged the ideation and the essence of MyeongDong street food’s authentic flavour, he flew back home and started his first fast-casual dining concept Korean restaurant that caters to millennials spending habits and lifestyle.

MyeongDong Topokki has to-date 40 outlets spread out in various part of Malaysia. While the brand seen steady growth on the client base and the results in the market was positive, MyeongDong Topokki has started opening its door for those who are seeking opportunity to start their F&B business as a franchisee.

Despite the significant shifting throughout this period, it could given a new path to the F&B industry and entrepreneurs. Ever interested to venture into this wonderful fast casual Korean street food chain? Connect to us for more!