Former Sheriff’s Deputies Open Authentic Vietnamese Restaurant in St. Cloud
Former Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy John Tran partnered with best friend and fellow former Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Franck Alphonse, who is also a US Marines Corp Veteran, for a true local immigrant success story: opening Papasan’s Vietnamese Cuisine. The owners say they are known for quick service with homestyle cooking, adding “it’s the first Vietnamese restaurant in St. Cloud, showingcasing a variety of flavors of Vietnamese culture to the St. Cloud, Lake Nona, Kissimmee, and Orlando communities.”
The duo shared that being children of immigrant parents inspired them to bring new cultural experiences to the Central Florida community, encouraging minority-led businesses to create or continue legacies.
Located on Narcoossee and Rummell Rd, Papasan’s Vietnamese Cuisine restaurant officially opened this month at 1358 S. Narcoossee Rd., St. Cloud, Florida 34771.
The cuisine has an Asian-inspired twist with fruit juice Boba and vegan pho. Guests who wish to order online for delivery can do so via grubhub and ubereats as well.