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Five Guys opens second Singapore store
13 Jan 21
The opening comes about 13 months after the chain made its debut in the Lion City.
Sushiro eyes restaurants in Thailand, China
27 Nov 20
The sushi chain wants to increase its overseas sales by 10%.
Haidilao to open more than 400 new restaurants in 2020
27 Nov 20
Most of the new restaurants will be opened in China.
Old Chang Kee Singapore to open outlet in Raffles City Shopping Centre
4 Nov 20
The chain has over 80 outlets in the Lion City.
Haidilao opens second UK site at The O2
25 Aug 20
A third location is slated to open by early 2021.
Arabica's newest cafes in China slated to open within the month
13 Aug 20
One of the sites will be in Wuhan.
Shake Shack Singapore's Orchard Road outlet to open on 5 August
30 Jul 20
It will also be home to the chain’s first digital kiosks in the city.
Nayuki to make Japan debut
25 Jun 20
The Osaka store is slated to open on 4 July.
Mana opens largest store in Hong Kong
9 Jun 20
The brand positions the SoHo outlet as a “fast social” location.
%Arabica targets to open Bangkok store by June
22 May 20
The outlet will be located in the capital’s Iconsiam mall.
Taiwan's Chun Fun How opening flagship Singapore outlet by mid-March
4 Mar 20
The chain has international outlets in Hong Kong and Canada as well.
Kura Sushi eyes launch of its first China store by year-end
30 Jan 20
The Japanese chain recently opened a new restaurant in Tokyo.
Japanese restaurant operator Skylark halts stores' all-day operations
22 Jan 20
The company-run restaurants were operating in that for 24 hours a day since 1972.
Rododo Hot Pot eyes up to six int'l stores by end-2020
20 Jan 20
The Taiwanese hot pot chain also expects to generate US$50m by the end of the year.
Jumbo Group's Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh, Xianyao Hainanese Chicken Rice make China debut
18 Dec 19
The latest Ng Ah Sio store is the company’s ninth restaurant, whilst the Hainanese chicken brand is their latest portfolio addition.
% Arabica opens first UK site in Covent Garden
22 Oct 19
It is also expected to open in Broadway Market.
Japan's Afternoon Tea Tearoom opens first branch in Hong Kong
2 Oct 19
The chain looks to offer omotenashi-style hospitality.
Pacific Coffee opens new store at San Po Kong
25 Sep 19
The new outlet wants to cater to working professionals.
Hot-pot restaurant tycoon debuts at no. 1 on Forbes Singapore Rich List
2 Sep 19
Zhang Yong replaces property magnates Robert and Philip Ng who consistently topped the list in previous years.
Happy Lamb to open first hotpot restaurant in Europe
27 Aug 19
The store will open together with the launch of other five global restaurants.
Pacific Coffee opens new store in Tsim Sha Tsui
21 Aug 19
The store is offering a 20% discount on purchases worth $50 or above until 15 September.
Japan Foods inks joint venture agreement to launch Michelin-starred ramen brand in Hong Kong
13 Aug 19
Konjiki Hototogisu is set to open by end-2019.
Pacific Coffee opens store in Citylink Plaza
4 Jul 19
The chain is offering a discount to celebrate the opening.
Afuri opens first store in Singapore
3 Jul 19
The Japanese ramen chain was founded in 2001.
Pronto Caffe & Bar unveils first Singapore store
13 Jun 19
The casual dining chain has plans to open more outlets in the country.
Hard Rock Cafe to open first store in Kyoto
13 Jun 19
This will be the chain’s ninth branch in Japan.
Shakey's expands portfolio with two food chains
3 Jun 19
The company wants 20 new stores by end-2019.
In-N-Out holds one-day pop-up in Beijing
15 May 19
The pop-up store was located at Las Coffee in 798 Art District.
Five Guys reportedly planning to open in Singapore
15 May 19
This will be the American burger chain’s second outlet in Asia.
Fore Coffee eyes 100 more stores in Indonesia
15 Apr 19
The brand currently has 35 sites across Jakarta.
JUMBO Seafood outlet opens at Jewel Changi Airport
12 Apr 19
The company also launched two new dining concepts at Far East Square.
VeganBurg now serving the Impossible Burger in Singapore
3 Apr 19
It is now the first plant-based QSR in the country to serve the vegan-friendly patty.
Bonchon opens another US site
21 Mar 19
The new location is located in Seattle.
U.S. fast casual chain Wing Zone eyes more Philippine outlets
21 Feb 19
The brand has more than 80 locations across the globe.
Singapore investment firm Yoma Strategic to buy 65% stake in Myanmar restaurant chain YKKO
12 Feb 19
YKKO is known for its “Kyay-OH” noodle dish, which contributes to the majority of the company’s sales.
Burger and Lobster set to open in Singapore
6 Feb 19
This will be the London-based restaurant chain’s fifth Asian market following UAE, Thailand, Malaysia and Kuwait.
TGI Fridays' Indian partner eyes funding to boost expansion
19 Dec 18
The US casual dining chain aims to launch smaller store formats across the country.
Jumbo Seafood opens new store in Singapore
13 Dec 18
This marks as their 17th branch across Asia, following an opening in China.
Mango Tree opens two new outlets in Japan
6 Dec 18
They now have 24 stores in the country.
How the Loco Group plans to differentiate their upcoming Mexican fast casual concept
8 Nov 18
The company plans to stay ahead of the competition by focusing on customer experience.
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