Rowland Heights lost a longtime beef noodle soup shop recently, with the abrupt shutter of Supreme Dragon on Colima Road. So what happened? Did sales slow down amid a rush of more recent competition? Is this a temporary-renovation-turned-permanent scenario? Not exactly.
Food writer Clarissa Wei first noticed that the owners of Supreme Dragon, which had been open since 1987, had taken to Yelp themselves to announce their intentions to move on. In the paragraphs-long post, a representative member of the Chou family behind the restaurant absolutely lambastes the former staff for not "changing their bad behavior" and hurting the reputation of their owners with their sub-par work. Here’s a sample:
…their service to our customer continue hurting our restaurant. Food quality also going southward not up to the standard compares 15 years ago. It's better and right choice to closed and prepare for next better location of Dragon restaurant . This way, we can begin training new staffs and eliminated previous staffs that won't change their bad habits which many of them weren't realize their poor service or behavior were hurting supreme Dragon best interests. Instead of fire all of them or negotiate better rent cost with landlord that don't care the plaza development. We, supreme dragon decided closed the business for while instead having our formerly staffs or chefs hurting our reputation.
Ouch. The Chou family member also notes the increasing need to stay relevant with their space, which hasn’t been upgraded in years, despite slowly creeping rent hikes. You can read the whole thing here.
Not all is lost, though. Supreme Dragon apparently has strong plans to reemerge somewhere else in the near future ‚ just with an entirely new staff that they can trust.
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