China's restaurant chain serving Shaxian County cuisine has opened its first eatery in the United States in October but closed three hours after it was officially opened to the public as all the dishes on the menu were sold out.
The newly opened restaurant located at 818, 60th St. Brooklyn. In the past month, the restaurant has received an order every two minutes during busy hours.
Originating in Shaxian County, east China's Fujian Province, the Shaxian Delicacies restaurant chain has already become a great success in China, presenting customers with traditional snacks, such as peanut butter noodles and pork wontons. Their recipes originated from more than 1,000 years ago, and spread as locals left their hometown afar for work.
"It is amazing that the Shaxian Delicacies can open its eatery near my house in America. The flavors of the food here are just the same as I remember," said Ms Zheng, who was born in Fuzhou City, the capital of Fujian Province.
To create a clean and brightly-lit environment, the owner of the Shaxian Delicacies eatery in New York, Shao Binfang, a 34-year-old Chinese American born in Fuzhou, designed an open kitchen in her restaurant.
"When the customers can see the cooking process, it puts them at ease over food safety," said Shao.
Early this year, the company set up its first overseas chain-eatery at Takadanobaba Station in Tokyo, Japan. And the store reportedly made 200,000 yen (about 11,950 yuan) in just five hours after its opening. As of the end of September, the 80-square-meter restaurant has sold around 5 million yen monthly.
The industry development center of the brand claimed that over 10 countries including the United States, Britain, Argentina, Australia and Canada, have shown interest in having the chain.