Pizza Hut and Papa John’s may be the pizza pioneers in China, but another U.S. company is looking to take a more gourmet approach to win a big slice of the Chinese mainland market. Cottage Inn Pizza, founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1948, said it plans to expand internationally by adding many new locations in China, where it already has an outlet in Qingdao, in East China’s Shandong province…Full Article: ECNS.cn Apr 2017

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  • In 2016, Cottage Inn Pizza opened its first mainland restaurant in Qingdao, Shandong Province.

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  • As of 2016, there were more than 1,600 Pizza Huts located across 400 cities in China.
  • In 1990, Pizza Hut (subsidiary of Yum Brands) opened its first mainland restaurant in Beijing.

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