Who is BOLD?
By Steve Seepersaud
Our Bearcats of the Last Decade (BOLD) alumni are thriving both personally and professionally, and we couldn't be prouder! Through our "Who is BOLD?" series, we share what they're achieving.
Sung Kim ’14 started with $250 and a dream. When he was a senior at Binghamton, he and some friends had a taste for the wildly popular chicken over rice dish they enjoyed back home on the streets of New York City. What if the sensation could be enjoyed at Binghamton? The result was Chick-N-Bap.
Sung took the limited funds in his bank account and went grocery shopping. After doing some taste testing with friends, he was ready to share his creations with the campus community.
Chick-N-Bap had a weekend test run at Hinman Nite Owl, and some people thought Kim would sell 30 dishes, tops. The response was overwhelming as he sold 10 times as many dishes on opening night, and another 300 the following night.
This BOLD idea took off from there! For the next two semesters, he kept Chick-N-Bap going at the Nite Owl, and now the business has a full-time location at the University Union MarketPlace. Students, faculty and staff wait in long lines each day to enjoy Kim’s culinary creations. Congratulations, Kim on taking a risk to make your dream a reality, and adding something cool to our campus culture. You are truly a BOLD alum!
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