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Min Min Tun

Est. 2014

Min Min Tun’s journey with Hissho Sushi began in 2013 in Grand Rapids, MI, where he transitioned from a refugee case manager to a sushi franchise owner. His decision to join Hissho Sushi was influenced by positive feedback from the Burmese community and a desire for long-term career stability.

He says, “I have been strongly impacted but motivated to do my best in my career for my business to grow stronger. Working at Hissho has also given me opportunities such as community outreach, amazing professional relationships, and pursue a higher education for my children.”

Can you share your background prior to coming to Hissho?

Before my time with Hissho; I lived in Lansing, Michigan after my emigration process into the United States. During my time In Lansing, I worked as a refugee case manager with St. Vincent Catholic Charity Services. In 2013, I started my time with Hissho Sushi in Grand Rapids, Michigan as a sushi franchise owner.

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

My interactions with customers and my employees in Grand Rapids have been nothing but positive. People are generally curious about the process of creating sushi and how I make them, which I am happy to oblige and answer any questions they may have.

Customers are also curious about my background due to the sushi I am making, and I am more than happy to educate them about my culture as well as the background of sushi making.

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

For a long time, I heard positive things about Hissho Sushi from my Burmese community and decided to pursue the sushi industry in 2013. I trusted Hissho Sushi for my long-term career and for the future wellbeing of my family.

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

A great majority of the franchisees and those who are a part of the Hissho Sushi Family are of Burmese-background. This similarity of cultural and heritage background has helped build a community of friends, and families within the Hissho community where we are all comfortable reaching out to one another and sharing our great experiences within Hissho Sushi as well as creating more job opportunities for our Burmese community here in the United States.

How has being a business owner impacted your life?

Being a business owner has its benefits and responsibilities. I have been strongly impacted and motivated to do my best in my career for my business to grow stronger. I have also been granted opportunities such as: community outreach with the people of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and amazing professional relationships, thankfully because of my business.

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?

During my eleven-year journey with Hissho Sushi, I’ve evolved not just as a father but also as an entrepreneur. This experience has enabled me to financially support my children’s higher education, have more quality time for my family, and be flexible enough to pursue my hobby of cooking at home.

On top of that, I’ve also started a food truck business as an entrepreneur. It’s been great for creating more job opportunities in my Burmese community.

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What is your favorite sushi roll?

I’m a big fan of our Inari Roll! It’s an unique roll with the tasty combo of stuffed rice and shrimp salad in the tofu pockets.

Find my locations!

Meijer

3434 Century Center St SW,
Grandville, MI 49418

Meijer

5531 28th St Ct SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Meijer

1540 28th St SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Meijer Express
Gas Station

5531 28th St SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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