Hong Kong – Jollibee Group, the company behind Philippine-grown restaurant brands Jollibee, Chowking, and Greenwich has opened Mainland China’s first-ever Tim Ho Wan in Shanghai.
In November 2019, the joint venture between Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) and Tim Ho Wan’s operator Dim Sum Pte. Ltd was formed.
The restaurant has been Michelin-starred and is often dubbed as the cheapest one within such distinction. Its popular dishes include the signature baked BBQ pork buns, rice rolls, pork & shrimp dumplings, and the pan-fried radish cake.
It will be located in integrated development Jing An Kerry Centre in Shanghai’s Jing’an District.
Jollibee Group CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong revealed that the group intends to open 100 restaurants in the country in the next 5 years.
“Opening in Shanghai, one of the busiest global hubs, is an excellent starting point for our expansion plans for Tim Ho Wan in Mainland China,” commented Tanmantiong.
He also said, “The core of Tim Ho Wan is to serve delicious authentic Hong Kong dim sum to more people at a good value for money, and this is why we believe that Tim Ho Wan is a great addition to the Jollibee Group’s portfolio.”
According to the group, its initial opening has been met with a large flock of customers.
Jollibee Foods Corporation China Chairman Carl Tancaktiong said, “Given the response we are seeing, we are planning to open the second store by the end of this year. Aside from Shanghai, we will also open in Beijing, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou.”
Jollibee Group’s portfolio of restaurants span operations in 35 countries including United States, Canada, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates.