Before I left for this trip I spoke with many people that have mentored me. The most common response I got was that I would figure out what I wanted to do in life, that I would find a business idea and be able to run with it. Deep down I had hoped that this would be the outcome, but I didn’t expect to find it so soon, let alone in Korea. Nonetheless, here I am, thinking about how I could make this dream a reality.
It started with my interest in visiting South Korea: food. Everyone that has ever spoken about South Korea to me has mentioned the delicious food. My only experiences with Korean food is BBQ and Kimchi, the former which is delicious, the latter which is not. Nobody mentioned the key food combination I found, the restaurant I shall bring to the US and revolutionize our diet:
Chicken and Beer
Tell me, how many people dislike fried chicken or beer? Sure, some people claim that fried chicken is unhealthy, but deep down, fried chicken is universally enjoyed. Combine that with beer and we have a winning concept for America.
The key to our success will be to make chicken and beer a the center of social events with huge beers and delicious chicken. I have a whole theme figured out, the key demographics and how we will succeed in the low-margin restaurant business. I even know where I want to put my first location. I will start in the North and march on south until I subjugate Colonel Sanders and become the King of Chicken.
There is really no stopping this, the demand is there and I know we can fry up some incredible birds. I asked the wife to start working on recipes and hit a wall; she said she wanted no part in this. In fact, she wanted me to have no such company for reasons X, Y and Z which I didn’t hear, I was crestfallen. Here I had encountered my destiny and the wife immediately put the kibosh on it…good thing I have two more years on the road to convince her.
Who could dislike this? Apparently one wife is against it…
Damn, guess I’m still on the lookout for the next big thing.