Food Under Fire

Ep. 6 – Xiaoteng "X" Huang

May 14, 2020 Matt Gundrum Season 1
Food Under Fire
Ep. 6 – Xiaoteng "X" Huang
Show Notes

 I am thrilled to have Xiaoteng "X" Huang with me today.

He’s the managing partner of PinkU, a fast-casual Japanese street food restaurant in northeast Minneapolis. They have another location in the MSP airport, but this one is temporarily shuttered.

X graduated in the top 2% of his class at Cornell University and from there, he saw his destiny before him: get a good job at a bank or Fortune 500 company and call it good. 

And, initially, that’s what happened. After the university, X went on to work for Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Target. But there was something missing.

This search for purpose brought him to the restaurant industry, which led to the creation of PinkU.

The COVID-19 crisis is proving to be the most challenging event in X's professional life, but he is managing to turn it into an opportunity for growth. So how's PinkU doing during this time? What is X doing differently to adapt? Listen in and get the full story!


PinkU Japanese Street Food: The restaurant is open every day for pickup and delivery. You can order directly from the restaurant by giving them a call at 612-584-3167. You can also find them on Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, and Bite Squad.

To see their menu visit this link:

If you're picking up your food, their address is 20 University Ave, Northeast Minneapolis.

Their daily hours are as follows: 11 am - 2 pm & 5 pm - 8 pm.