16 Handles founder dies at 44

Founder of 16 Handles dies at 44

Solomon Choi attends the Fast Casual Top 100 Gala on May 19, 2024, in Chicago. Photos: Willie Lawless

Solomon Choi 40 locations internationally, and Greeno Products, a supplier of custom, off-the-shelf disposable products to the foodservice industry. He was also a member of the Angel Squad of Hustle Fund, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage startups across various industries.

Solomon Choi poses with Chip City CEO Peter Phillips on May 19 at the gala where they celebrate Chip City’s nomination to the Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers 2024 in Chicago.

Born on April 20, 1980 to William WonJin Choi and Jennifer YunHwa Choi in Seoul, South Korea, he moved to the United States and eventually attended the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, where he graduated a BS in Business Administration in 2002.

He is survived by his wife, Hannah, and two children, Jubilee, 7, and Joshua, 4, as well as his parents, his sisters, Erica Choi and Esther Choi, his brothers-in-law George Kimmel and Brycen Fauser, and his nephews and nieces Tommy Kimmel, Noelle Kimmel and Forest Fauser.

“Solomon was an exceptional example of a man driven by his purpose and faith in God and passionate about sharing the love of Christ with others,” according to his obituary. “He led a group of Christian men and was committed to supporting and challenging those around him to be the best versions of themselves. …Most importantly, he was committed to love his wife and children to the best of his ability and will be remembered as the best husband and dad in the world.

Services will be held at 5 p.m. at Promise Church in Flushing, New York. Graveside services will be held at Pinelawn Cemetery at 11 a.m. June 15.

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