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The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Regina Adame Galan


Dai-Sing Restaurant Supply

Regina Adame Galan was born in Saginaw, Michigan. Arriving in Charlotte in 2003, she and her husband first ran a food truck specializing in Asian hibachi. When Charlotte City Council passed an ordinance limiting food trucks in 2008, he took a job at Dai-Sing and she followed. Ms. Galan is the main U.S.-born salesperson at huge Dai-Sing Restaurant Supply in Charlotte’s Asian Corner Mall. Owned by Davis Ngo, Dai-Sing sprawls across 40,000 square feet, stocking almost a million items such as used fryers, stoves and salamanders, woks and pots, paper goods and take-out containers.

Date of interview:
2017-04-26

Interviewer:
Tom Hanchett

Photographer:
Peter Taylor

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