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Employment History

Chief Executive Officer

Zen Zoo Tea Inc


Zen Zoo Tea Inc

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A restaurant industry veteran, J. Alfred Ritter developed the concept for Zen Zoo Tea during an extended trip to Asia in 1995.
The sensational tastes, colors and scents of Bubble Tea as well as the relaxed ambience of these hip teahouses made an instant impression on Ritter. Dedicated to bringing Bubble Tea and the teahouse experience back to America, Ritter began a journey to develop the ideal teahouse for an upscale American audience.
Ritter sought out and studied with the world's leading Bubble Tea master, Master Chen Zhong Liang, to perfect his drink-making skills and hone his taste buds. Then he and Yu, discovering no high quality fruit syrups available in the United States, developed their own real fruit syrups for use in their ZenFusion recipes. Ritter drew upon his extensive background in restaurant operations and business management to create Zen Zoo Tea, Inc., which operates Zen Zoo Tea located in Brentwood, California. Ritter brings to Zen Zoo Tea, Inc., more than a decade of experience in both successful restaurant start-ups as well as in leading establishments such as Market City Caffe and the Camelback Inn. He holds a degree in international business with a minor in economics from California State University, Los Angeles, where he graduated in the top five percent of his class.
Together with co-founder J. Alfred Ritter, Yu was instrumental in developing the Zen Zoo Tea concept of a bar-like atmosphere, where customers educate each other about the drinks and food items in a true spirit of camaraderie.

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J. Alfred RitterSponsorship CommitteeCEO, Zen Zoo Tea

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Only in business a year, Zen Zoo Tea's owners Alfred Ritter and Linda Yu have developed a faithful following of tea devotees who are attracted to the palpable personal touch and excellent menu selection.

The big draw at Zen Zoo Tea are Ritter's trademarked ZenFusion tea drinks.
Ritter and Yu have talked about expanding into Westwood.

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J. Alfred Ritter

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"At Zen Zoo, people can escape from the frantic pace of Los Angeles living - it's a place to get a bit of Zen in the Zoo of lifeā„¢," said Alfred Ritter, co-founder of Zen Zoo Tea, Inc., the company behind Zen Zoo Tea.

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