Leland says, “So the authenticity piece, obviously that’s really core and central to our brand. One thing that I’m proud of myself and Sarah for doing and holding true to remaining authentic. Because, earlier on when we were trying to raise capital and got a lot of pushbacks on, is Thai a large enough section in the grocery store? Is the market large enough for that? And a lot of investors And other folks pushed us to try to, do something that was more Pan-Asian… and that’s not central to our brand.”
Today, we interview Leland Copenhagen, Co-founder of Yais Thai. Created to bring Thai flavors into American households with the twist of a cap. Inspired by his Yai (translation: grandma) and mom’s sense of ease in the kitchen, they want to share the joy of connecting over a delicious meal with everyone!
* What he’s grateful for
* An overview and origin story of Yais Thai
* Seeing the opportunity with heritage products
* How the consumer is driving demand for authentic foods
* Marriage and running a brand with your spouse
* How he handles the mental and emotional aspects of running a brand
* A breakdown of the Yais Thai products, including ingredients
* Why glass jars?
* What are Leland’s favorite sauces (currently)
* What he’s most proud of about the brand
* Where to buy
* and so much more…
For more on Yais Thai, visit: https://www.yaisthai.com/
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