YUM CHA: Fountain Court Chinese and Thai Restaurant owners Judy and Joson Ha have reopened their doors after a fire damaged their kitchen in late September. PHOTO: JOJO NEWBY
YUM CHA: Fountain Court Chinese and Thai Restaurant owners Judy and Joson Ha have reopened their doors after a fire damaged their kitchen in late September. PHOTO: JOJO NEWBY

Mr and Mrs Ha have last laugh

JOSON and Judy Ha have realised how much their customers care after a kitchen fire closed their Grafton restaurant for almost seven weeks.

Mrs Ha said passers-by would express their concern after the fire at the Fountain Court Chinese and Thai Restaurant, which erupted on September 23.

"They were asking how long until we open the doors again... so many people know about the fire and are asking," she said.

"Thank you very much to the customers, they are so nice and so good.

"This is a very good town."

Mr Ha was changing the oil in the deep fryer about 4.30pm on September 23 when the restaurant phone rang.

A short while later, he returned to find the appliance engulfed in flames.

The fire damaged the rangehood in the kitchen, which had to be replaced.

"There was lots of smoke," Mr Ha said.

The restaurant reopened last Friday night and is back trading every night for dinner from 5-9pm.

"We are very happy to be open again," Mrs Ha said.



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