Spirit AeroSystems machinist Sonny Nguyen and his wife, Thao, are opening a new Vietnamese restaurant at 1825 S. Broadway.
Thao’s Bistro is named for Thao Nguyen, who has worked in the restaurant business previously, unlike her husband.
The restaurant will serve traditional Vietnamese dishes such as pho, noodles and banh mi.
Sonny Nguyen thinks the restaurant will be ideally situated between the east and west sides of Wichita to attract a large number of people.
“At the moment, I have 90 (seats), but I’m pushing for, like, 110,” he says.
The restaurant should open by the end of July at the latest.