Los Angeles Times article: The ‘Vietnamese American Starbucks’ unites four brothers whose drive stems from early poverty
In 2012, the Nguyen brothers secretly opened their first 7 Leaves coffee shop, fearing disappointment from their Vietnamese immigrant parents. Today, with 22 locations and over 1 million drinks served quarterly, they aim to create a Vietnamese American version of a ubiquitous coffeehouse chain, inspired by Starbucks. Their journey from a cramped life to entrepreneurial success reflects their unity and togetherness as a family.
Sarai has been an avid 7 Leaves Cafe fan and loyal customer for the last four years, particularly favoring the tangy Sunset Passion juice, and was seeking an opportunity to expand her portfolio while also working with a brand she loves
This not-so-secret secret menu item is a favorite across all 7 Leaves Cafe stores that can be enjoyed by everyone! It is non-caffeinated, making it excellent for children and adults alike. That sweetness from the strawberries mixed with the tart passion fruit creates a taste palette just bursting with flavor.