Fat Straws Achieves National Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification & Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certification

Dallas, Texas – May 30, 2024– Fat Straws, a leading QSR concept specializing in boba teas and mochi donuts, is proud to announce that it has been officially certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by NMSDC & Small Business Enterprise (SBE) by Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council. This significant milestone celebrates Fat Straws’ Asian heritage and reflects a commitment from the company’s leadership to foster a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for its team.

“We are honored to receive MBE certification,” said Jenn Pham, co-founder at Fat Straws. “Fat Straws has been 100% minority owned since 2002 and it’s exciting to have the official MBE / SBE certifications. This milestone is a testament to our team’s hard work and our dedication to creating an inclusive business environment. We believe that diversity drives innovation, and this certification reaffirms our commitment to these values. We are proud to stand among MBE-certified businesses and look forward to the opportunities it brings.”

The application process for MBE & SBE certification involves meticulous verification of a company’s business practices, ownership, and operations. The DFW Council is a regional chapter of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), which has its roots in the 1960’s civil rights movement. The NMSDC was created to advance economic equity in systematically excluded communities of color. Learn more at

About Fat Straws:

Fat Straws was founded by Terry and Jenn Pham, a husband and wife team, in 2002, pioneering the bubble tea scene in the DFW area. At that time, bubble tea was not yet a mainstream beverage in the country. Jenn, originally from South Korea, immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 10, while Terry, born in Arkansas, had experienced life in a refugee camp before finding a new home in Dallas with the help of compassionate strangers.

Their union not only resulted in marriage but also gave birth to their first baby: Fat Straws in Plano, TX! Combining their backgrounds and experiences, they created a unique blend of boba and mochi donuts, introducing Texans to Mochi Donuts for the first time in 2018.

Their diverse menu caters to a wide range of tastes, featuring Fruit Smoothies, Protein Smoothies, Mango Chamoyadas, Fruit Teas, Milk Teas, and, of course, their signature Mochi Donuts. Constantly innovating, Fat Straws regularly introduces new boba drinks and mochi donut flavors, ensuring a fresh and exciting culinary experience for all.

Today, Fat Straws has expanded beyond its Plano roots, with locations in Dallas, Arlington, and Richardson, offering their distinctive fusion treats to an ever-growing audience.

Media Contact:

Jenn Pham

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