March 08, 2012 09:00 ET

9021PHO Announces That Greg Aghamanoukian Has Joined Their Award Winning Team as President of 9021PHO Restaurants LLC

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2012) - Though many people might not think that the world of business acumen and the art of crafting fine Vietnamese cuisine go hand in hand, Greg Aghamanoukian and Chef Kimmy Tang know that they are indeed complementary to one another. This winning combination is poised to bring the 9021PHO restaurants into the spotlight, while supporting charitable movements within the community.

Greg Aghamanoukian steps into the Presidential role for 9021PHO Restaurants thus combining his considerable experience in business management and finance with Chef Kimmy Tang's flair for exploring and innovating traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

Mr. Aghamanoukian proudly shared his enthusiasm and support for Chef Tang's community activism, and his dedication to supporting her efforts to promote positive outreach. "The opportunity to team up with Chef Kimmy Tang to realize our dream of creating a company that will serve food that is creative, healthy and fun, while utilizing every aspect of our business to financially help remedy some of the social issues plaguing our society is something I am deeply committed to. Cooking great food and helping people, especially children, is what Chef Kimmy lives to do and I am here to ensure that happens!" It is this statement that embodies the common spirit of this dynamic team and exemplifies that it is possible to embrace a healthy lifestyle, run an exceedingly successful restaurant, and still keep others in mind.

While Greg Aghamanoukian was mastering the art of business management and finance with companies such as Mercedes Benz and Wolfgang Puck, Chef Kimmy Tang was developing her finesse in the culinary world. With a 25 rating on the Zagat survey for her celebrated Michelia Asian Bistro, Chef Tang moved on to design and execute the first 9021PHO in the exclusive enclave of Beverly Hills in the summer of 2009. Since that time the success of 9021PHO has skyrocketed. Chef Tang's ability to combine her talent in design, a refreshingly creative take on comfort food, and more than reasonable pricing is what makes 9021PHO a notable gem among the most elite Beverly Hills restaurants.

Chef Tang and Mr. Aghamanoukian are in the position to demonstrate 9021PHO's potential to offer the best tasting food made from the freshest ingredients, while simultaneously creating social change.

One element that allows for such confidence in this partnership is Mr. Aghamanoukian's previous tenure with another well-known name in the realm of hot cuisine, Wolfgang Puck. This instantly recognized line of restaurants has been a long famous example of what can be accomplished when superior business practices meet inspiring food. As the former Vice President of Finance and Accounting at Wolfgang Puck, Greg honed his business skills in a world class fine dining atmosphere, securing his ability take 9021PHO to the next level of its success.

With Greg taking the leadership role in directing 9021PHO towards a greater audience in both the U.S. and Canada, Chef Kimmy Tang is sure to be a household name that is synonymous with fresh flavorful fare. Their collective vision for the 9021PHO restaurants is to develop a minimum of 50 restaurants in various markets in the next 5 years, allowing everyone the pleasure of having Chef Tang's delicious quality cuisine just around the corner.

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