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Total loan: $10,000

Arthur

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San Rafael, CA, United States / Food

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A loan helped provide us additional funds to make some minor repairs to the food truck and gain working capital for the business.


Arthur's story

ARTHUR CHANG was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. An elevated appreciation for food and an entrepreneurial spirit must run in his blood, because his father was a celebrated and acclaimed chef and restaurateur in Memphis. Consequently, Arthur saw the ins and outs of the restaurant business from a young age, busing tables, bar tending, performing various food preparation jobs in the kitchen, and learning to cook. While in college at the University of Tennessee, he forayed into the world of wine, taking wine education classes and working at a local wine store. Arthur spent a year at law school but discovered the legal life was not his calling and instead managed a wine store and taught classes on wine tasting. His first “career” began when he moved to Nashville to work in finance, which paved the way to New York City where he worked for a couple of well known financial firms over the next seven years. Even then, food was always on his mind. By 2012, Arthur knew it was time for something else. He weighed his options inside the world of finance but he knew his passion laid elsewhere. Sometime that spring, Rachel had planted the idea of collaborating on a new business that would combine his love of fried chicken with her love of baking, and by the end of the year Arthur was adjusting to a new west coast life in San Francisco with plans to move to Sonoma to launch Drums & Crumbs. Arthur’s strengths include his business background, intimate familiarity with the food and beverage industry, determination, self-discipline, gentlemanliness and lifelong love of food. He’s also somehow held on to his sweet Tennessee accent.