An Interview with David Zhao

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with David Zhao, an awe-inspiring entrepreneur who is the founder of a series of hot pot restaurants in the U.S. including Chubby Cattle, managing partner of NXT Group, and a recent Penn alum. David’s self-enterprising spirit began at a young age, and his perseverance and willingness to go out of his comfort zone is present in each of his endeavors. In his mission of bringing hot pot to the mainstream, he has expanded from the more traditional hot pot experience to include robot servers, wagyu beef and more!

It was an amazing experience to not only eat at Chubby Cattle, located right here in Philadelphia, but also to speak with David over the phone. Here are some of the interesting tidbits I learned from him!