FRANCHISING | Staff Reporter, China

US-based White Castle arrives in China

It opened two stores in Shanghai this summer.

According to The Columbus Dispatch, the stores are part of a partnership with the Chinese private-equity company ClearVue Partners.

White Castle has about 400 company-owned locations in the U.S. but is reportedly looking at ways to grow.

“We view it as an emerging opportunity,” said Jamie Richardson, White Castle’s vice president. “There is a growing hunger for Western culture and food in Shanghai, and we have an iconic American brand.”

The menu includes new items unique to Shanghai with spicy tofu slider and a smoked-duck slider with sweet cherry sauce.

The company sent 45 employees to China to help train Chinese employees and open the two stores.

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