Dining With Denise Neil

Tasty House overwhelmed with opening weekend business

Tasty House was overwhelmed with opening weekend business and ran out of food early.
Tasty House was overwhelmed with opening weekend business and ran out of food early. The Wichita Eagle

The first few days of business can be tricky, if not downright terrifying, for owners of highly anticipated restaurants.

Don’t believe me? Just ask Jack Fukuda, who had to close his Yokohama Ramen Joint one day after opening in April when demand was so high, he ran out of food. Or Jack Fasciano, who reopened Angelo’s to four-hour waits in March.

The latest victims of too many fans too soon are Tom and Cathay Chang, who opened their Tasty House on Thursday at 2431 N. Greenwich.

The first few days were crazy as people clamored to get a taste of dishes from the Changs’ former restaurant, Yen Ching, which closed in 2014. Demand was much higher than the couple anticipated, and they ran out of food several times over the weekend. I got emails from several customers who were frustrated to have driven all the way to the restaurant (one from 52 miles away) to find it closed.

Chang said this morning that she thinks the problems are solved. She and her husband have decided to close the restaurant on Mondays for regrouping. The new hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

For more information about Tasty House, or to check if it’s open before you make the drive, call 316-260-2727.

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