In this episode of the podcast I sit down with one previous guest and one new one, both knowledgeable on what it takes to run and sustain an expat-facing business in Chengdu. In this episode we talk about what it takes to run and sustain a business in Chengdu as a foreigner, why some local bars and restaurants flourish and others flounder, and what exactly happened to Johnny 5 Donuts.
Johnny: in just over two years, Johnny opened the eponymous Johnny 5 Donuts shop in Tongzilin and established himself as a staple in the city’s expat food scene.
Chris: since dedicating himself to resurrecting Chengdu dive bar mainstay Dave’s Oasis a year ago, the bar has recently enjoyed its most prosperous month since Chris took leadership. Dave’s Oasis has been open for 16 years.
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