Company: Chino Bandido
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Eve Lee Collins, the owner at Chino Bandido, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the restaurant industry.
Drawing on more than three decades of success, Ms. Collins serve as the owner of Chino Bandido, a unique fusion restaurant that combines Chinese, Asian, Mexican, Latino and Caribbean cuisines into a mouthwatering blend. Featuring an extensive menu that includes such classics as Chinese fried rice and Jamaican jerk chicken, Chino Bandido allows patrons to customize their meals according to their preferences, and has built up a loyal customer base since its inception. Since its humble beginnings as a 1,000-square-foot “hole in the wall,” Chino Bandido subsequently expanded to a new location that sits at more than 6,000 square feet and can accommodate over 150 guests. Having opened the restaurant in 1990 alongside her husband, Frank, Ms. Collins has continued to carry on Chino Bandido’s inimitable legacy as its sole owner since his passing in 2013.
Well-beloved by the local community, Chino Bandido has been featured on various local and national media, most famously, by the Food Network’s Guy Fieri, who visited the restaurant for “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” The restaurant was also lauded by the Phoenix New Times, who bestowed it with their “Local Eatery We Wish Were a Chain” Award, and AOL for Best of Phoenix in the “Cheap Eats” category.
Outside of her primary efforts, Ms. Collins studied accounting at Glendale Community College, where she earned an associate degree in 1979, and at Arizona State University, through which she received a Bachelor of Science in 1981. Among her most cherished accomplishments, she is particularly proud to have worked closely with the local Chinese American community, including as the financial secretary at the Chinese American Citizens Alliance and the assistant treasurer for the Chinese Chambers of Commerce.