Featured photo: Steven Phongsa poses with a freshly made beef bowl and bhan mi inside his food truck in Greensboro, N.C. on June 2, 2022. (photo by Juliet Coen)

On Friday afternoon, Steven Phongsa of the popular Steven’s Banh Mi food truck announced via his Instagram that he was closing his business.

In his post, Phongsa said he was honored to have owned the business but said he was closing the business to “pursue a career opportunity.”

Last month, TCB’s writer Luis Garay wrote an article about Phongsa and how his dream of owning a food truck became a reality.

“I started working at a Chinese restaurant as a kitchen helper when I was a teenager,” Phongsa told Garay at the time.

The food truck, which opened in January, quickly became a community favorite with its popular banh mis, spring rolls, rice bowls and dumplings.

In his post, Phongsa thanked his customers for his support and said he’d love to see them again sometime.

Steven Phongsa, right, hands food to Luis Garay from his food truck in Greensboro, N.C. on June 2, 2022. (photo by Juliet Coen)

The full statement as posted on Instagram is below:

“Opening my own business has always been a dream of mine. I am honored and blessed to have had the chance to turn that dream into a reality.

I’ve learned through the years that when there’s an opportunity, you can’t let it pass by. It is bittersweet but I have decided to close Steven’s Banh Mi for the time being to pursue a career opportunity.

To my customers, thank you. Thank you for your love and support. Being able to meet and serve you a piece of Southeast Asian culture was the best part of it all.

Hope to you again soon,

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