BY BRYN MOLLOY
In honor of the launch of #MADEINDC program by Think Local First and Small Business Development Program, MITD has decided to highlight local businesses that are a part of the program: businesses that design, make/produce, and/or assemble products in the District of Columbia.
Think first DC and DC Small business started the #MadeinDC Program as a response to the momentum and growth of the Maker and creative economy in Washington, DC, the Made in DC Program will function as a citywide campaign and platform, creating opportunity for Makers to come together for resource and experience sharing, as well as function as a conduit and messenger between makers and local government.
This week MITD is featuring TaKorean.
TaKorean is a Korean Taco Grill serving a combination of Asian Fusion, Korean, Mexican, Vegan, and Vegetarian cuisine, made from scratch with fresh and healthy ingredients. Known for their Korean BBQ Tacos, TaKorean started as DC's first Korean Taco Truck.
Founder and CEO, Michael Leonard, opened TaKorean in August 2010, serving food out of a Ford Van that he converted into a food truck. Over the last several years TaKorean has opened three locations, Metro Center, Union Market, &The Yards and continues to serve as a food truck.
TaKorean sets itself apart from other Korean Taco restaurants by giving back 1% of all gross sales to local environment, food and youth based non-profit organizations. This has allowed for 11 donations to nine charities and non-profit organizations in the DC area.