Category: Awards & Recognitions

A Taste of Success! Cover Story on Philip Maung's Inspirational Journey to Attain the American Dream.

A Taste of Success! Cover story on Philip Maung’s inspirational journey to attain the American Dream. Once a poor Chinese Burmese, now the head of a fast-growing sushi company in South Charlotte. Click here to read the cover story or download the magazine spread here.

Founder and CEO, Philip Maung, Attends Presidential Address as a Guest of White House

Philip Maung, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hissho Sushi, was recently recognized by the White House for his visionary leadership in tough economic times and had the honor attending the President’s address to a joint session Congress as a guest of First Lady, Michelle Obama, on September 8th, 2011.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized for our accomplishments.” Maung said “The fact that we have been able to succeed and grow in a difficult economic environment is a testament to our corporate culture and the dedication of our employees and chefs. In addition, we would not exist today were it not for our retail markets and their loyal partnership and, of course, the many thousands of people who enjoy eating Hissho Sushi every day.”
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Hissho Sushi Recognized by Inc. Magazine

For the second consecutive year, Hissho Sushi has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. This year, Hissho Sushi ranked #3184 overall and is, once again, ranked in the Top 100 in the Food & Deli Division (In 2010 Hissho ranked #3571 overall). Hissho Sushi manages and operates over 400 sushi bars in upscale supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, hospitals, universities, and corporate foodservice locations. Congratulations to Hissho Sushi and to Philip Maung, President & CEO, on this outstanding accomplishment!
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CEO Philip Maung Chosen as One of Top 50 Catalyst Entrepreneurs

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On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2011, Business Leader Media hosted the Charlotte Top 50 Entrepreneurs Awards in NC. The Top Catalyst Entrepreneur Award is given to dynamic and outstanding business professionals who greatly contribute to the growth of their communities. Each winner is a trendsetter and innovator who help revitalize the local economy, create job opportunities and generate strong company revenues. The winners will be featured in the March 2011 issue of Business Leader magazine. Philip Maung and the entire Hissho Sushi family are honored to be a part of it. Read more

Hissho Sushi Named as One of Inc. 5000

For more than 30 years, Inc. magazine has been the authority on entrepreneurship, and is required reading for any growing enterprise; and is now in its fourth year of naming the 5000 fastest-growing private companies. Inc. reports that the recipients this year are evidence of significant accomplishments and a testament to the creativity, resilience, and tenacity of America’s top entrepreneurs.
Hissho Sushi, Inc. has just been named one of the nation’s top entrepreneurial companies for 2010 and has earned the position of 3571 in Inc. 5000 annual ranking. Of special note is that Hissho Sushi is in the Top 100 in the Food & Beverage Companies on theInc. 5000.
In a letter to CEO Philip Maung, the Editor Jane Berentson says that, “Hissho Sushi shares a prestigious pedigree with such notable alumni as Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Visa, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Oracle, and scores of other powerhouses.
“Congratulations to you and your team, Inc. recognizes the creativity, dedication, and hard work that have gone into building Hissho Sushi into what it is today and wishes you many more years of success.”
Philip Maung would like to thank all the Hissho Sushi team, contractor chefs, and customers “who are the keys to our success.” Please see Inc.com for the entire listing of 5000 companies.