BUSINESS FEATURE Boba Latte Frisco Richardson mainstay sees success in Frisco O wning a business was something that always seemed like it would make sense for Julie Ng, owner of Boba Latte. She was raised spending time and working at her parents’ businesses, so it was natural for Ng to expect to own her own one day. “I think, growing up seeing my parents’ business, that I gured at some point I would own some kind of business,” Ng said. Ng said she decided she wanted to open a boba shop after tasting boba tea for the rst time while on a family vacation. At this time she was in college. When she got back from her trip she wanted boba tea again, but there was not anywhere in her area that oered it, she said. “I came back and was craving boba, so I decided one of these days I would open up my own shop,” Ng said. “It’s been very fun.” Ng opened up Boba Latte in Richardson in 2003, and she franchised her rst location in Frisco three years ago. “The Frisco location owner was actually one of the rst people to ask us [about franchising], and I think he asked us persistently for about 12 years, … so it made sense for him to be our rst,” Ng said. Even though owning a business was almost a given for her, Ng said she never expected to end up in the food industry because she does not cook, she said. “I joke with my friends that the only thing I can cook is boba,” Ng said. Boba Latte oers a wide range of drinks, including tea, smoothies, lattes, coee and espresso. The store also serves several snack options. Both Ng’s Richardson location and her franchised Frisco location oer the same menu and aim for an inviting feel for customers, she said. “[We aim for] a friendly environment where people come in and can relax,” she said. “They can bring a book or their computer to do some work.” BY SARA RODIA
Jasmine milk tea ($3.65)
Caramel frappe ($4.75)
Passion sunrise ($5.50)
A variety of tea and coee drinks are sold at the cafe. (Photos by Sara Rodia/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Frisco and Richardson cafes aim to oer an inviting atmosphere for customers.
Julie Ng owns Boba Latte in Richardson and franchises the Frisco location.
Boba Latte Frisco 16100 SH 121, Bldg. B, Ste. 210, Frisco 469-423-2046 www.bobalatte.com Hours: Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
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