Issues aren’t going nice at Ninja Ramen, proprietor Christopher Huang shared in an Instagram publish. However he’s acquired a plan: he is beginning a subscription OnlyFans for the restaurant that may characteristic pictures of friends consuming their scorching noods, with consent.
Okay, properly, it’s severe however not utterly severe. That OnlyFans exists, and you’ll subscribe or submit pictures to help. However Huang’s precise plan is to remind of us that Ninja Ramen exists and serves glorious meals. And if it takes somewhat OnlyFans motion to try this (or get media shops like this one to note his plight), he’ll do it.
Ninja Ramen opened in 2014 and continues to be on Eater Houston’s map of important ramen spots. Huang says enterprise being down isn’t restricted to his restaurant however that lots of his friends are reporting the identical factor because the pandemic. He writes on Instagram that spending appears to be down throughout the board and that Ninja Ramen is simply making 80 % of its pre-COVID income. He notes that he raised menu costs by 50 cents three years in the past, however prices have elevated 18 % since then. “Now everyone knows I’m an inexpensive ass Asian, so I’ve had cash saved up for a wet day (or yr), however on the present fee, we gained’t make it for for much longer,” he stated within the publish.
Along with his publish, Huang hopes to remind clients concerning the bar, which he says has the biggest collection of Asian whiskeys within the nation — and allow them to know costs can be marked down between 20 and 50 % for a restricted time. Regulate Ninja Ramen’s social media for updates on featured bottles.
He additionally plans to launch a brand new cocktail menu, replace the rotating meals specials, and host extra occasions and collaborations. Whereas these are all nice plans, one of the best plan is simply asking for assist.
“I don’t know the right way to ask for assist in a chic method,” Huang wrote. “As a substitute I’m going to awkwardly attraction to your sense of kinship to Houston tradition that we’ve been part of for the previous decade. We’re part of the town’s taste, please inform your family and friends to come back slurp us up.”
You already know what to do.
Eater Houston reached out to Huang for remark.