Su Hong To Go in Menlo Park, the longtime takeout Chinese-food favorite of generations of customers, has been sold, owner Bee King confirmed Monday.
King, who has been at the helm of the to-go outpost as well as a now-shuttered sit-down restaurant for more than three decades, has decided to retire.
After 38 years and working seven days a week, she feels it's time to "reserve some time" for herself, she said.
King sold the Menlo Avenue restaurant to a longtime local restaurant owner, Jason Kwan, who will keep the venerable Su Hong menu but change the name to Chef Kwan's.
Su Hong under King's ownership and the original name will cease to exist at the end of the month on Wednesday, Sept. 30.
King said two longtime managers are also retiring. Most employees will stay on with the new restaurant, but there will be a new chef, King said.
King said the decision was an emotional one, and leaving the generations of regular customers feels like saying goodbye to an "old friend."
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