Fiona Chow has had a fairly successful time in LaGrange since arriving in the area in 2014. She, along with the help of several extended family members, owns and operates the three Bull’s Hibachi locations in Troup County. Now, Chow is venturing into sweeter territory by opening Bull’s Bubble Tea and Ice Cream in downtown LaGrange, steps away from Bull Street Bull’s Hibachi.
Located on the site of the former CheesyMac, Bull’s Bubble Tea and Ice Cream features several Asian-style ice creams and sweet teas, many of which are made by Chow herself. The ice cream used to make rolled ice cream is made at home daily.
The business, which opened earlier this week, features rolled ice cream, milk tea, boba and a personal favorite of chow And her two young children – Snowflake Ice Cream. Snowflake Ice Cream chow Clearer, the ice cream sheets are shaved forming snowflake-like clusters. Due to the consistency, the ice cream is lighter and melts easily in the mouth. Chow added that it is a common food in Taiwan.
“Snowflake [ice cream] It’s my kids’ favorite, but we have to go all the way to Atlanta to get it,” Zhao said. “So I thought, why don’t I bring him to LaGrange?”
Zhao is originally from China and moved to the United States with her husband nearly a decade ago. After a short stay in New York where her husband worked as an administrator broth cookerThey took a friend’s advice and moved to LaGrange.
When I dealt with the culture shock of moving to a small town — especially the large number of parking lots that didn’t exist in New York — chow She is beginning to find her footing in the local culinary scene. It opened its first location in Bull Hibachi in downtown LaGrange circa 2015. Its second location near Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center followed shortly thereafter, and its third location opened earlier this year.
Many of Chow’s relatives work at each location, an aspect that helps the whole family stay connected.
“It’s hard to find workers now, so I bring a lot of my family here,” Zhao said. “We can’t see each other much but on Sundays we have a family reunion we can help each other out.”
Zhao originally wanted to incorporate the candy side into her first position, but she ran into problems early on.
“We weren’t on site very early but we didn’t have enough space for that,” Zhao said. “I told clients I’d open one on this same street if I could.”
Chow said her husband had the idea of incorporating puck bowls, which are protein dishes containing different vegetables and meats, and homemade chow sauces. Chow also plans to incorporate ice cream for those with dairy and other dietary restrictions.
As Bull’s Bubble Tea and Ice Cream business continues, Chow is looking into other business ventures in the vicinity. She said she plans to open a fourth location for Bull’s Hibachi in Pine Mountain where she hopes to accommodate ice cream and Poke bowl options. salute to her two children, She wants to open a second Bull’s Bubble Tea and Ice Cream shop and include a trampoline park.
“We’re trying to find a location in Lafayette Parkway,” Zhao said. I take my kids to the trampoline park [in Newnan.] While I’m busy with restaurants, I want to be able to spend more time with them. So I decided to get close to each other so that I could make money and save money at the same time.”
Bull’s Bubble Tea and Ice Cream will open on August 1.