Peter Chang’s Arlington restaurant to fire the master chef’s daughter, 3 others after servers insult diners
The Arlington outlet of the growing Peter Chang restaurant empire was supposed to be a family affair. The Chinese master chef would be the majority owner, and his daughter, Lydia Zhang, would oversee the operation as general manager despite a lack of management experience.
The Changs' experiment in learn-as-you-go management is officially over. Two wait staffers, a manager and Zhang have been, or will be, fired following a weekend confrontation between four diners and their server, an incident that left Peter Chang and his business partner, Gen Lee, wondering who exactly was in charge of the Arlington restaurant.