Thai Restaurant Owner Hilariously Lets Customers Know They’re Open During Ice Storm
Crazy weather conditions may be wreaking havoc on businesses up and down the East Coast, but one resilient little Thai restaurant made it known that a bit of ice and cold wouldn't be sputtering their engine anytime soon.
Crazy weather conditions may be wreaking havoc on businesses up and down the East Coast, but one resilient little Thai restaurant made it known that a bit of ice and cold wouldn’t be sputtering their engine anytime soon.
Despite a dangerous ice storm that forced many schools and businesses in Marquette, Michigan to close down, Rice Paddy — a home-owned Thai restaurant — took to their Facebook page to let their customers know they were still open for business.
Subscribe to NextShark's Newsletter
A daily dose of Asian America's essential stories, in under 5 minutes.
Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories to your inbox daily for free.
Rice Paddy is operated by a Thai woman named Aoy Lachapelle, who is known to work six days a week, 12 hours a day, cooking every order herself while wooing customers with “a good and generous heart that has won her intensely loyal friends and admirers here for the last 30 years.”
Reviews for the takeout on Yelp and TripAdvisor are glowing, with as many people praising Lachapelle’s gregarious personality as the food itself.
“Aoi is fabulous!” one reviewer wrote. “She remembers all of her customers and knows what their usual orders are! The food is very good and the prices are good too.”
“Come for the authentic food, stay for the authentic, hilarious kitchen banter from the owner/chef,” another said.
Loyal customers on Facebook expressed their joy in the comments of Aoy Lachapelle’s post:
Many people might not know this, but NextShark is a small media startup that runs on no outside funding or loans, and with no paywalls or subscription fees, we rely on help from our community and readers like you.
Everything you see today is built by Asians, for Asians to help amplify our voices globally and support each other. However, we still face many difficulties in our industry because of our commitment to accessible and informational Asian news coverage.
We hope you consider making a contribution to NextShark so we can continue to provide you quality journalism that informs, educates, and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for supporting NextShark and our community.