Edward Wong founded IVEA RESTAURANT GROUP in 2017 and it became the fastest growing Asian restaurant group in DC, Maryland and Virginia area. With over 30 brands under the company’s wing, some are well known franchises from Japan which made their first debuts in the US, some are created by Wong on his own. All his popular brands are reshaping the market of DC area. His restaurants range from fast food, to fast casual, to fine dining. IVEA has become the icon of franchising for many other entrepreneurs who have a passion in the food and beverage industry but afraid to do it on their own. Here to name a few of the company’s famous brands: URBAN HOTPOT, GYUZO, AKIRA RAMEN, SANTOUKA, GYUSHIGE JAPAN, POKI DC, AND KYOTO MATCHA etc.