It’s a classic business conundrum: go for high quality and high margin or, instead, go for high volume at lower margins. Manna BBQ (4428 Convoy St., Suite #210) is challenging that notion.
Korean barbecue (K-BBQ) tends to come in two forms. There are places like Dae Jang Keum, which feature high-end ingredients and live fuel grills, or there are all-you-can-eat places like Roadem BBQ, with passable ingredients and cheap gas “grills.” But while lunch at Roadem is $11.99 for all-you-can-eat, DJK is a la carte with one order of galbi clocking in at $24.99.
Manna, though, tries a third road: the one in the middle.