TaKorean was founded in 2010 after a bit of lighthearted Ebay bidding resulted in founder Mike Lenard buying a food truck. For years, Mike had wanted to develop a mobile vending business, but he had yet to fully develop the concept. This half-accidental food truck acquisition was just the push he needed.
Mike’s food truck was an immediate hit, earning long lines of hungry professionals at lunch time in busy downtown DC. Before long, he saw an opportunity to expand, but instead of continuing with food trucks, he decided to bring TaKorean to a permanent brick-and-mortar location. After years of successful operations at both locations, the TaKorean team saw another opportunity to expand, this time through franchising.