Former Hong Kong Lounge Owner Pleads Guilty to Stiffing Staff [San Francisco]

Unfortunately wage theft is not that uncommon in the industry, but this is probably the most high profile example since Yank Sing was forced to settle with employees. Note that the current owner of Hong Kong Lounge II is not involved in this case and has never been accused of any wrondoing…

Former Hong Kong Lounge Owner Pleads Guilty to Stiffing Staff

Ming Lian Zhou is either a crusty bastard, or dumber than a box of rocks.

I am inclined to think that if a meal anywhere seems too cheap compared to peers, something funny is happening in the back…

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I don’t think that would apply to Hong Kong Lounge or Burma Superstar, and definitely wouldn’t apply to Yank Sing.

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