Community members have launched an online fundraiser to rebuild a beloved Vietnamese sandwich shop in Linda Vista that was destroyed in a kitchen fire last week.
So far, the GoFundMe page has raised $105, but hopes to collect $5,000 to go to the Tran family, who owned K Sandwiches at 7604 Linda Vista Road.
Jennifer Tran, one of the owners of K Sandwiches, told NBC 7 that her family plans to rebuild the eatery “as soon as possible” and is grateful for the outpouring of support.
She confirmed her family is receiving the proceeds from the GoFundMe page.
“We’re extremely grateful to you and the community for the support that we have received,” Tran said in a statement. “Our spirits have been lifted by the kind words.”
She said her family was doing fine, though they are still shaken up over the fire.
The fire started in an oven the evening of Aug. 4, but all workers inside at the time managed to exit safely. The business suffered $1.5 million in damage and was a total loss.
K Sandwiches was a beloved staple of the Linda Vista neighborhood for 10 years and specialized in Bahn Mi sandwiches.