Now, Hann said, he wants to keep the restaurant in the family. He plans on giving it to his two kids whenever he retires — if they want it.
B-K West is one of the oldest restaurants in Peru, and Hann said he's glad to be bringing back one of the city's landmarks.
Buying the restaurant, running it and now rebuilding it are all things Hann said he never planned on doing. But after 12 years managing it, he said he can't imagine the city — or his life — without the eatery.
"I grew up with this place, but I didn't think when I was 7 years old that I'd own it," he said. "I didn't think it'd be my baby someday."