Chowking founder Roberto Fung Kuan passes away at 70
Businessman Roberto Fung Kuan, who founded Chinese fastfood chain Chowking in 1995, died Satuday at the age of 70, his son announced on his Facebook account.
“Today I bid goodbye to my father… Roberto Fung Kuan, born August 6, 1948. He joined the Lord today, 12:18pm September 15 at the age of 70,” Robert Kelvin Kuan said.
Roberto served as president of Chowking Food Corp. until 2000 after global fastfood giant JOllibee Foods Corp. bought it out. He also served as chairman of the board of trustees of St. Lukes Medical Center.
“Daddy accomplished much in his lifetime as a servant of God, being an exceptional leader and role model in the various fields he has devoted his life to–church ministry, business, medicine, education, sports, philanthropy and so much more. A passionate entrepreneur with a visionary mindset, tempered with humility and a thirst for life, people know Dad as a warm soul–strong, principled with a big heart. He led an extraordinarily remarkable life, filled with much love and great food, and had been a gifted mentor, loyal friend, devoted husband, brother, father and grandfather,” Robert said in honour of his dad.
“We sincerely thank your prayers and outpouring of love and support for Daddy and our family in this difficult time. We are grateful too that you have been a part of Daddy’s life journey and have touched his life in one way or another. We encourage you to carry on the memory of his legacy, to not be afraid to dream big, to always have a vision to guide you, and to give our best back to society and humanity,” he added.