Thursday, May 29, 2014

Business-Pho 4 Seasons

Location: 1030 MacDade Boulevard

Hours of Operation: 7 days 10 am to 10 pm

Orders for take out or to reserve the banquet room: (215)808-7437

Speciality: Vietnamese Food

Founded: March 16, 2014

Founder: Vivenne Diep

A brief history: When Vivenne bought a house in Folcroft in the early 2010, she soon discovered that there weren't any authentic Vietnamese restaurants in the area. If anyone wanted to get some Vietnamese food, they'd have to travel into downtown Philadelphia to get in. That proved to be a hassle for some who wanted the food that they'd grown up with and the convenience of not having to travel that far to get good food. She decided to open a Vietnamese restaurant utilizing the experiences she gained in college and with the help of her parents who were excellent cooks. Other family members chipped in when they could.

When she first saw the building after Mena's restaurant closed, she fell in love with it. It was a great location and seemed to be a great fit for the community's fast growing Asian population. Surprisingly she also discovered a number of non Asians enjoyed the food, especially the Pho beef bowl.

With a large banquet room available for groups, this restaurant is a welcome addition to Collingdale.