New year, same tradition at Kowloon's
Kowloon was featured in The Daily Item on it's New Year's Eve business:
Ordering Chinese food has long been the tradition of New Year’s Eve and Thursday night proved the tradition is here to stay.
Kowloon Restaurant on Route One saw more customers than it does on any other day of the year, said owner and State Rep. Donald Wong.
“New Year’s Eve is the busiest day of the year for our restaurant,” Wong said.
“A lot of people come for takeout too,” he said.
The second busiest day of the year, Wong said, is Mother’s Day.
“If you don’t take mom out for Mother’s Day, you’re getting TV dinners for the rest of the year,” Wong said.
Kowloon Restaurant was started by Wong’s grandparents in 1950, he said. At that time, the restaurant seated a maximum of 24 people. The restaurant was then passed on to his parents in 1960 and later to Wong and his three brothers and two sisters.
“My mother still comes in every Saturday to tell us what we’re doing wrong,” Wong said.