Presentation & Tour by Philip Maung, Hissho Sushi
05:00PM - 07:30PM
Philip Maung, President & CEO of Hissho Sushi, will host Stanford GSB and other business school alumni for a presentation at the company's headquarters in southwest Charlotte. Hissho Sushi was recently honored for the third year in a row on the list of "Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in America for 2012," ranked #1 in the "Business Leader TOP 10 Small Businesses of the South," and featured as the cover stories for numerous business magazines. Join fellow alumni for a presentation by Philip as well as a tour of this Hissho Sushi facility. Don't miss Philip's fascinating story or the wonderful sushi and sake we will be served!
Advanced registration is required by Friday, February 22.
Spouses and guests are welcome.
Not an alum? How to Register:
To register for the event, you will use the Stanford University registration system. First select "Register" for the event, and on the login page use the link at the bottom of the page "Register for this website". You will need to set-up a guest account to be able to register for the event.
5:00 pm Facility Tour
5:30 pm Networking, sushi and sake
6:00 pm Presentation and Q&A
6:45 pm Networking, sushi and sake
Philip Maung is a poster child for the American dream: growing up in impoverished conditions in Burma; forced out of medical school by political events; arriving in Los Angeles in 1989 with only $13 in his pocket; learning the sushi business from the ground up; forming Hissho Sushi almost 15 years ago on his dining room table with funds scraped together from family, friends and credit cards; developing the company’s strong core values, including its high-speed, high-touch customer service; and overseeing the growth of the business to over 400 locations in 30 states today. Philip is as much concerned about the well-being of his Hissho employees as he is with the bottom line. Not surprisingly, each employee has committed to absorbing and living the core values which define who a Hisshonian is.
(Please allow some extra time to navigate rush-hour traffic.)
- From I-77 South, take Exit 1A--Westinghouse Blvd
- At bottom of ramp, turn right and head west on Westinghouse Blvd. After 1.4 miles you will cross South Tryon. Continue another 2.1 miles west on Westinghouse Blvd. to the next traffic light, which is Steele Creek Road (Hwy 160).
- Turn left on Steele Creek Road. After 0.3 miles you will cross railroad tracks. Some 100 yards past the railroad tracks turn left on the lane between facilities for U.S. Bottlers and BULL - just beyond the white, oval Hissho Sushi sign.
- Drive down the lane and through the gates - Hissho’s office is set back from Steele Creek Road at the end of the drive past the gates.