How I Built Resilience: Vivian Ku, Restaurateur

Vivian Ku is the owner of the restaurants Pine & Crane, Joy and Today Starts Here.
Vivian Ku is the owner of the restaurants Pine & Crane, Joy and Today Starts Here.

Vivian Ku is a Taiwanese-American restaurateur who owns three different Taiwanese restaurants in Los Angeles.

After the pandemic halted her plans for expansion, Vivian decided to close her two restaurants until May and pivoted her expansion plans into a breakfast pop-up.

Vivian talks to Guy about why she decided to serve Taiwanese food and the pros and cons of opening a restaurant during a pandemic.

These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks online with founders and entrepreneurs about how they’re navigating turbulent times.