Banh Mi Shop
I co-founded this fast casual restaurant concept with my brother, Rob McGowan. Together we set out on a banh-mission to introduce the American masses to the best sandwich in the world — the banh-mi. It was wildly popular and we opened two locations before closing the business in the fall of 2022. After having navigated the choppy pandemic waters, we were overwhelmed by post-pandemic difficulties in keeping the restaurants properly staffed. A lot of people were instrumental in the success of Daikon: Rob McGowan, Jim Heekin, Brett Russell, Jon Baker, Andrea Potas, Tony Borrego, Justin McKinley, Sarah Colbert, and David Gottlieb.