Dubai restaurant to donate full day’s profit to staff for Lunar New Year

Vietnamese Foodies is making the gesture to thank its team on January 24
The team at Vietnamese Foodies.
The team at Vietnamese Foodies.

Homegrown restaurant Vietnamese Foodies is honouring its staff by giving them a full day’s profit to celebrate Lunar New Year or Tet Nguyen Dan as it is known in Vietnam.

Its 44 staff will share a full day’s revenue minus food costs in what is becoming an annual tradition for the restaurant which has two outlets in Dubai.


All the money made on Lunar New Year’s Eve, January 24, will go to the staff, and they will also receive Lunar’s New Year Day, January 25, off to spend with their families as both outlets will close.

Lily Hoa Nguyen, owner and executive chef of Vietnamese Foodies, said: “Tet Nguyen Dan in Vietnam is a time whereby people travel all over the country to be reunited with family members. It’s a holiday filled with festivities and revelry. As many of our staff will be missing this holiday at home, we wanted to continue the tradition here in Dubai, to thank them for their ongoing and valuable contribution to Vietnamese Foodies, as well as extend good wishes and good fortune to them in the New Year.”

Customers wanting to contribute to the staff’s earning simply need to attend either the Burj Vista outlet in Downtown Dubai or the original JLT location and purchase their food as normal on January 24.

All Vietnamese Foodies traditional favourites including its signature 14-hour pho and softshell crab with young rice tempura will be available to purchase as usual.

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