Brand Story Behind Saigon Sisters
Saigon Sisters Restaurant located in the West Loop bustling restaurant scene is run by Vietnamese sisters, Mary Nguyen Aregoni and Theresa Nguyen, along with their mother, Mama Suu. The main inspiration for beginning their business came from growing up watching their mother and grandmother ran successful businesses as food distributors to markets & embassies in Laos and eating amazing Southeast Asian and French foods at an early age. After moving to the United States, their entrepreneurial spirit led them to work together and came up with the brand Saigon Sisters. And it all started at the Chicago French Market in 2009 where you can still find Mama Suu standing by her Pho station helping and serving Banh Mis, spring rolls, Pho, and Baos to workers and commuters.
“Everything I do in my business is somehow related to my past, my family, and a part of who I am,” explained Mary, who was a baby when her family was living in Laos to escape the dangers of war in their homeland of Vietnam.