From a single shop in 1996, to 16 restaurant branches worldwide today, BCD Tofu House celebrated its 14th anniversary in 2010. Inspired by a passion for spreading Korea's wonderful cuisine around the globe, BCD continues to focus on taste, health benefits, food quality, health benefits and so much more. The BCD story starts with Hee Sook Lee, a first-generation Korean immigrant who loves to create in the kitchen and to share her cooking with her family. Her mother in-law owned a restaurant in "Buk-Chang-Dong" (the city in Korea after which the restaurant is named), where Hee Sook Lee gained early training in the food industry. After immigrating to the United States, Mrs. Lee chose to focus on soon tofu soup from among thousands of Korean food choices, due to its superb taste and beneficial health properties. She had a vision for success in America, and is building her restaurant enterprise one bowl at a time!