Beijing-based South Korean Barbecue Chain Cuts Ties with Lotte amid THAAD Deployment

Some China South Korean-style restaurants declared their relationship with Lotte, amid a domestic boycott against Lotte after the group signed an agreement with the South Korean military to provide land for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system deployment. Multi-brand catering enterprise Halla Group released a statement on its website Tuesday, announcing that it

China Food and Drug Administration Forcing Online Restaurants to Have Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Businesses selling food and providing catering services online are now required to show their food trade licenses and have brick-and-mortar stores, according to China Food and Drug Administration, reported the Beijing News. The requirements came as part of an administrative draft designed to improve supervision of online food and catering services…Full Article: Feb 2017

A Total of 68 Mainland Chinese Restaurants Included in France’s 2017 La Liste Rankings

A total of 68 restaurants from Chinese mainland were listed in the 2017 La Liste, which names the world’s 1,000 finest establishments. The Guide to La Liste Chinese Top Restaurants, published by Qingdao Publishing House, was launched on December 17 at a celebration dinner at Huai Yang Fu restaurant in Andingmen, Beijing…Full Article: The Global

Beijing Restaurant Chain, Huangtaiji, Enters the Online Food Delivery Business

Huangtaiji, an Internet venture specializing in selling Chinese traditional pancake, has accelerated its expansion into food delivery business, after inviting famous food chains including Huangjihuang and Zaihuangbao to its own food delivery platform. Almost 30 food brands with over a hundred quality dishes are now available for orders on Huangtaiji’s app…Full Article: The Global Times

Sichuan Haidilao Catering to List its Soup Sauce and Seasoning Spinoff Company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

China’s largest hotpot chain Sichuan Haidilao Catering Co is planning to list its seasoning spinoff business on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Even though Yihai International Holding Ltd-the spinoff-has not yet announced any details, its prospectus notes that the financing will be used to build its production base in Bazhou in Hebei province, make strategic