Retro-Themed Restaurant Goes From Gag to Golden

‘It started out as a joke … and it worked really well’ — Ali Ahmed opened 8-Bit Bites in 2022 as a fun side project, hoping to create a restaurant that makes visitors feel like a kid again. Since then he’s expanded to 7 locations and isn’t stopping any time soon. All the while, he’s been partnering with local nonprofits to give back to the community. Presented by AmericanExpress Business.