Theeradej Juntorn looks at his phone in the kitchen of a restaurant. Another man is looking at the phone as well. A woman is preparing food at a counter.

Theeradej Juntorn, center, orders a part needed at the restaurant Sweet Chilli in West Hartford in May 2023. Juntorn’s family is from Thailand and runs the Thai restaurant, including his uncle, Somchok Janthara, second from right, his mom and cousin. Yehyun Kim / CT Mirror