AW DANG ASIAN CUISINE

Hua “Dang” Clarke has worked in the restaurant industry for more than 20 years and decided it was time to open her own business. In May 2006, she opened Aw Dang Asian Cuisine Restaurant in Schertz, Texas. The restaurant features Hunan-style Chinese food.

Dang and her husband, Gary, met with SBDC’s Senior Certified Business Advisor David Baenziger in July 2005. With David as their guide, the Clarkes were able to develop a business plan, as well as their operational and project budgets. They also worked on developing financial projections for the lender, and David counseled them on the loan and business start-up processes. They received a loan from Wells Fargo Bank. Dang said, “This restaurant would not have happened without the assistance that we received from David. We had the restaurant experience but he provided the missing ingredients that were the financial expertise and the loan knowledge.”

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