Hundreds of banh mi. Dozens of king cakes. Countless coconut rolls.
We’ve lost count of how many times we’ve eaten Dong Phuong’s goods. But we can no longer patronize Dong Phuong.
The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered Dong Phuong bakery to pay more than $127,000 in back wages to employees they were screwing over earned-but-not-paid wages. 43 workers will be divvying up $127,128 to set things straight with the government.
De and Huong Tran recently won a James Beard Lifetime achievement award but now their company will just be an inglorious footnote in New Orleans restaurant lore.