What a great event with food, fun people and being able to watch the Mayweather vs McGregor fight at the same time.
About Buffalo Wild Wings:
Minority Business Owners, Karim Webb and Edward Barnett, Bring Buffalo Wild Wings to Koreatown. Karim Webb (L), Co-Founder, PCF Restaurant Management, Trevor Ariza (C), Houston Rockets, Edward Barnett (R), Co-Founder, PCF Restaurant Management | Photo Credit: Earl Gibson III. Karim Webb (Co-Founder, PCF Restaurant Management), Edward Barnett (Co-Founder, PCF Restaurant Management), Trevor Ariza (Houston Rockets), Nadine Velazquez (Six), Sebastian Ridley Thomas (Councilman), and over 200 community members, friends and family.
As minority business owners, Webb and Barnett are excited to be expanding their footprint into a new and ethnically diverse area. They pride themselves on being responsive to unique needs of each community their units serve and their ability to engage stakeholders therein.
Over the past 6 weeks, PCF has worked closely with Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD), in partnership with Community Career Development, Inc. (CCD) to fill over 130 job opportunities. Through the API JOBS (Job Opportunities & Business Success) Initiative, PCF was able to do the majority of hiring locally. Currently, there are no other national brands owned by African American’s in Koreatown and PCF is excited to change that.
“It’s about service. Serving our Team Members and our Guests. That’s where success in our business comes from. We’re excited to be a part of the burgeoning Koreatown community.” – Karim Webb, PCF Restaurant Management.
“It was a great turnout, we appreciate everybody from the community coming out to support. Part of our mission is to be a good community partner providing job training and employment opportunities to the young people and we are excited to put to our new BWW in Koreatown.” – Ed Barnett, PCF Restaurant Management.
“Tonight was a special night, a lot of people came out and we had a good time. I think the things going on here are helping people. It made me see that everything is attainable and there are a lot more things we can reach. There is a lot of potential here.” – Trevor Ariza, Houston Rockets.
“We are so pleased to have Buffalo Wild Wings open in Koreatown. Thank you for your commitment to Koreatown.” – Hyepin Im, President, Korean Churches for Community Development.
The fight night event was hosted by Big Pee Wee, 102.3 KJLH and music was provided by DJ Ron C. Roughly 200 friends, family and prominent community leaders were in attendance to support, eat wings and watch the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight. Event sponsors included Effen Vodka & Courvoisier. Proceeds from the evening’s event went to Korean Churches for Community Development and the Brotherhood Crusade. BWW Koreatown opens to the public on Thursday August 31st at 11 am.
They served many of their delicious wings: hot, sweet, and crispy; all amazing. Also, I got to taste some other bites on the menu; ultimate nachos, potato wedges, mac & cheese balls, cheese quesadilla and mini corn dogs. They had some nice cocktails to choose from for the night. The perfect delicious food to go with this wonderful high profile group of people, all watching this very entertainment fight. There were so many flat screen TV’s, big and small, but truly they were everywhere so you couldn’t miss any of the fight.
All in all, I was so happy to have been invited and I had a marvelous time at Buffalo Wild Wings, I can’t wait to come back and taste the rest of their menu.
Buffalo Wild Wings – Koreatown
3150 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 100
Los Angeles, CA 90010