Hla Myo Swe

Est. 2018

Hla Myo Swe, originally a farmer and caretaker in Burma, embarked on a journey to the USA in 2007 for a better life for her family. She said, “I am passionate about cooking. I always wanted my own restaurant, having my own franchise with Hissho helped me achieve that dream.” She shares that in Burma, everyone takes care of each other with a smile, and she maintains that welcoming atmosphere every day with her customers.

Can you share your background prior to coming to Hissho?

I was a farmer and caretaker for my family before moving to America.

Can you share any experiences where your cultural perspective positively impacted your interactions with customers or employees?

In Burma, everyone takes care of one another with a smile. When helping a customer or talking to an employee, I always try to maintain a smile.

What motivated you to become a Hissho Sushi franchisee and a sushi chef?

I wanted a better life for my family and me.

In what ways has your heritage influenced your role as a business owner? Are there ways you celebrate your culture within your franchise location?

Before I moved to USA, I was a rice farmer and cooked rice by hand washing. I have brought these practices from home into my daily process of making rice at my franchise and I celebrate my culture every day with the sushi I make.

America just like Hissho has given me an opportunity to make a strong foundation in a new country.

How has being a business owner impacted your life?

It has helped me be independent and focus on being closer to my family in the states and support my family that is still in Burma. I can send medication for what my family needs.

What are some of your passions outside of your Hissho business? How has your role as a Hissho Sushi chef enabled you to pursue and advance your passions?

I am passionate about traveling and opening more franchises. Outside of Hissho, I love cooking and resting with my family.

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What is your favorite sushi roll?

Krispy Krab because it is the best seller. My customers LOVE the Krispy Krab roll, so I make it every day. I also love the veggie roll because I like that it is healthy with the crisp carrots and cucumbers.

Find my locations!

Earth Fare

1101 N Main St Ste 306,
Summerville, SC 29483

Lowes Foods

10048 Dorchester Rd,
Summerville, SC 29485

Lowes Foods

3125 Bees Ferry Rd,
Charleston, SC 29414

Lowes Foods

1000 Tanner Ford Blvd
Hanahan, SC 29410