Flame Broiler’s founder, Young Lee, built his business upon the principles of better living that his own father instilled in him. Young’s father, a refugee who escaped North Korea in the mid 1900’s, raised his family in South Korea. They then relocated to the US, where Young fell in love with the diverse culture of Southern California and raised a family of his own.
In 1995, Young opened his first Flame Broiler restaurant, bringing the food of his homeland to his new community. Young knew the value of freedom from his father, and has worked to extend the gift of healthy living through simple, delicious food inspired by his Korean roots.