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Lumpia House selling needed items for Asian community

Posted at 1:00 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 21:52:21-04

POWAY (KGTV) -- Lumpia House in Poway is a family business, started by Jhoanna Enriquez’s mom in 2012.

“Poway is an awesome community,” Enriquez said. They were doing well in their location on Poway road until the pandemic hit.

“Take out is pretty slow and of course, we had to close down all of our tables,” Enrique said. With dine-in service stopped, Enrique said their family had to pivot to make money. It was then they recognized a need.

Enriquez said customers started to ask if they could buy the restaurant’s rice. They found a supplier who was able to provide bags of rice for Lumpia House to sell. “That helped us out a lot,” Enrique said.

Right now, the restaurant is selling the 50 pound bags for 50 dollars. “It’s market price,” Enrique said. “It [has] gone up a little bit versus what it was before.”

The rice has helped to get people inside their doors.

“It draws people in because with the shortage, people find out we have rice. Once they’re here, they see we have all the other things they can’t find in other stores.”

Lumpia House is open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. They are located on 13160 Poway Road.