Ted Ngoy was an immigrant from Cambodia who came to the states in 1975 with his wife and kids to start a new life. While working a second job at a gas station, Ngoy noticed the busy local donut shop. He started to training at Winchell's in Newport Beach. By 1977 he was able to purchase his first donut shop, named Christy's, in La Habra. Ngoy bought more shops in Orange and changed the name to Christy and introduced the infamous pink box we know and love.
In 1977, the Ngoys took a family vacation to Las Vegas, this is when Ted had his first taste of gambling. This is where things took a turn for the worse. Ted picked up a gambling addiction that drained his fortune. As you can guess this is where Tim and Mark can relate the most. The story doesn't end here check out the full interview below.
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