Dear Bay Area Community,
I would like to express my gratitude for receiving so much love from both my team and customers all these years and during this challenging time.
Many of you have asked Tim and I how things are going and how you can help. We are healthy and strong, but our sales have dropped by 95%. This is the first time in my life that I have felt truly worried about our business. We are trying to stay optimistic and we need your support.
I started Azalina's 9 years ago to survive financially for my family. I have been making food that reminds me of the best part of my childhood in Penang, Malaysia, and telling stories about my family's history as generational street food vendors and the stigma that comes with it.
Running and operating a food business is not an easy feat, especially when the margin is razor thin. We have built our little company with no investors - ONLY with love and support from our team - and all of you! And HARD WORK. This is a PASSION-DRIVEN BUSINESS and we are incredibly proud of our team and the unique food we create.
We love our amazing staff and have been able to retain our team. While we wait, we still have our overhead that we can't escape from, such as rent and bills that needs to be paid. I am worried that our overhead is going to put us into more debt than we can handle at this stage.
So here I am, using this platform and asking for your support, love, and kindness to get us through this period - to pay our employees and our outstanding rents – any amount is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for taking your time to read and share this for us. Much love, Azalina and Team.
Currently our Azalina’s location at 1355 Market St, San Francisco still open from 11am-3pm for pick up or delivery through Uber Eats and Caviar.
- Leslie Chong
- Robin Bowman
- Johanan Knight
- Claudia Leung