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West Side Vietnamese restaurant Pho Dollar being sold

Pho Dollar, the West Side Vietnamese restaurant, is being sold.

Fortunately for fans of the restaurant, at 322 W. Ferry St., the new owner knows a lot about Vietnamese cuisine. It’s Minh Tran, one of the partners in 99 Fast Food, a long-serving Vietnamese restaurant at 3398 Bailey Ave.

The menu will stay the same, and the kitchen staff will stay the same, but customers can expect better service, especially at lunch, Tran said.

[Pho Dollar called 'Western New York's best Vietnamese' in 2014 review]

“We’re going to put in more servers at lunchtime,” he said. “A lot of people who work in offices only have an hour, 45 minutes for lunch.”

The ownership transfer from William Mai, who opened the restaurant in 2014, should take place with city approval this week, Tran said. “As soon as we have it, we’ll take over.” (Hat tip: Gabrielle Mattina)

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