Last month we opened the doors of our own fast casual restaurant, Screamin’ Veemis.
“Really? You opened a restaurant?” You bet! It’s a couple of years in the making and wow, what a journey.
Like many ventures before us, Screamin’ Veemis (Vee-meeze) was conceived to solve our own problem. When the clock struck lunch we wanted flavour. We wanted generosity. We wanted fresh. We wanted value. We wanted all of this in a fast casual setting. We decided to build it ourselves. We’re proud of how it’s turned out and we feel like we’re only just getting started.
Screamin’ Katsu and house-made Soda Chanh.
Since establishing the Village we’ve had the privilege of helping a number of clients establish successful, innovative food businesses. Creating our own gives every Villager the opportunity for creative freedom and hands-on business experience. We’re about moving the needle, and there’s no business education like real business experience. The entire team at the Village has helped create Screamin’. Now we all get to nurture it and help it grow.
“What’s with the name?” ‘Veemi’ is long for ‘VMEP’, a popular Vietnamese scooter. If you’re lucky enough, you’ve been to Hanoi and dodged one of these bikes, way overstacked with baskets, ducks or kids (or maybe the lot). Under the weight of this crazed overstacking, the Veemis start to scream. Screamin’ Veemis are beasts. They’re simple, fast, casual, and insanely effective, and they’re on the flag we march behind. We challenge ourselves to be more like the Screamin’ Veemi, asking so little yet giving so much.
Screamin’ coffee and house-made cookie.
We serve sandwiches, coffee and house-made soda, fast and casual. Our menu has had but a kiss of Vietnam; we believe there’s no better sandwich than banh mi and we’ve taken a little inspiration from the streets of Saigon.
Screamin’ Veemis is not just about good food, it’s also about doing good. The streets of Vietnam have given us so much, so we give back to the streets. A percentage of sales from the restaurant go to training at-risk young people in Vietnam to become chefs.
The giving is decided by customers. VeeIP customers in our loyalty program decide to ‘Banh Mi’ (the purchase goes towards a free banh mi) or ‘Banh You’ (the purchase goes towards the giving program in Vietnam).
The Screamin’ wall of death.
We can’t wait for you to try it. We’d really like to hear what you think and pay close attention to feedback. Customers can leave feedback every time they buy via SMS receipts.
We’re starting to think about the next location. In the meantime, you’ll find us at 9 Darby St most lunchtimes. See you there.