HISTORY OF HOANG LONG
Cecilia and her husband opened their first Vietnamese restaurant in 1999, right in the heart of Chinatown in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This restaurant became a bustling success and in 2003, the restauranteurs opened a second location, Hoang Long Noodle House at the world famous West Edmonton Mall. With traffic continuing to increase, Hoang Long Noodle House expanded its footprint in 2009.
Between 2005 and 2013, the duo went through numerous changes in their restaurant ventures. In 2005, they opened a large restaurant on the corner of 170 Street and 101 Ave designed with a Southeast Asian flair that included a bamboo forest and rattan seats. In 2007, staff shortages would force them to close down the Chinatown location and in 2013 they had to close down the 170 street location due to economic conditions.
Reflecting from their experiences, Cecilia and David saw potential in a new concept for Vietnamese and Thai cuisine that was yet to be seen in the city. From that realization came Hoang Long Casual Fare in 2013, which gave patrons a balance of both a family restaurant and fast casual noodle house. It caters to the thousands of downtown office staff looking for a quick bite to eat during lunch, and also a place to grab an order to take home after work. Expanding upon the success of Hoang Long Casual Fare, the restaurant duo opened Hoang Long Fresh Marketplace in 2015 to continue their journey of introducing new concepts and new flavours to the Edmonton market.