Mike Lenard is the founder and CEO of TaKorean, which launched in 2010. From a young age Mike was fascinated by street food vendors & has always loved cooking, which became his inspiration to launch TaKorean, a fast-casual Korean-inspired concept with Latin-American influence.
Mike had a vision to bring a fresh twist on Korean flavors to the Washington DC food scene. TaKorean’s “build your own” bowl and taco concept allows guests to create memorable meals, catered to their specific preferences by combining the restaurant’s colorful, fresh, and delicious ingredients.
Originally founded as a mobile vending concept, Mike and his team have grown the brand into a local chain of brick-and-mortar locations and, as of 2022, are on a mission to build out the TaKorean franchise.
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