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Women Changing the Game

October 18, 2022

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Let's Taco 'bout Women Changing the Game

October is National Women in Business Month.  While we are proud to be leaders in our industry, we are feeling it a little extra this month by leading the charge and participating in conversations that place a spotlight on our brand. 

Last night we hosted a special industry night sponsored by Nation's Restaurant News. It was a chance to meet up with fellow DC area restaurant leaders and included a panel discussion moderated by Sam Oches, Editor-in-Chief. Bettina and Suzanne spoke on a panel along with Sahil Rahman and Rahul Vinod, the co-founders of RASA. Chaia and RASA are two fast-casuals that were named “Breakout Brands” by Nations Restaurant News in 2022. Many of the questions asked were about lessons learned and the challenges of running a business.

Suzanne - “You will have bumps in the road, but you have to learn how to evaluate what went wrong with real data and knowledge and less with emotion.” 

Bettina -  “It is important to listen to your own experiences and the people in your trusted circle — we are very lucky to be surrounded by strategic investors and those with more experience to help us grow our company.” 

The world continues to need more women in leadership roles. We are incredibly grateful for our opportunity. 




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Brussels Sprout Quesadilla 

melted monterey jack & jalapeno salsa - vegan option available 



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Chaia is based on what we noticed years ago - and what is still true today - that people are looking for ways to eat more vegetables and that our tacos are for everyone.