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Potato Corner eyes expansion

Flavoured french fries chain plans 70 new stores this year at home and in Indonesia.

Malaysian PE buys Super Peking Duck chain

Malaysian private equity company Navis Capital Partners has bought Treasure Restaurant Group, owner of the Super Peking Duck restaurant chain.

Matahari continues new generation rollout

PT. Matahari Putra Prima, the Indonesian multi-format retailer, has reopened three of its hypermarket stores remodelled to its latest Generation 7 (G7) concept.

Phoon Huat on the block

After 68 years, Singapore cupcake retailer and bakery business Phoon Huat & Co is up for sale.

Mister Donut Thailand plans 30 new stores

Thailand’s Central Restaurants Group says it plans to have Mister Donut Thailand outlets trading in all 77 Thai provinces by the end of this year.

Chinese FMCG brands dominate in China

Kantar Worldpanel has revealed that all of the top 10 brands in China have Chinese origins, with Master Kong ranked top.

Figaro’s Pizza eyes Asia

US-based pizza chain Figaro’s is seeking franchisees across most of Asia after success in the Middle East.

Carrefour Taiwan, China open stores

French hypermarket operator Carrefour has further extended its footprint in Taiwan and China, with three new stores opening their doors in recent weeks.

NZ Mad Group bound for Japan, US

New Zealand restaurant concept Mad Group, says it has signed Memorandums of Understanding to enter Japan and the US.

Competition eats into Country Style sales

China QSR operator Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain says same-store sales slumped 7.3 per cent in the first quarter of this year.

Maisen Tonkatsu heads to Philippines

Maisen Tonkatsu, the famous Tokyo restaurant brand, is headed for the Philippines.

Japanese to launch Singapore Asahi Bar

A Japanese entrepreneur is raising cash to open the first Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar in Singapore by the year’s end. Seiki Takahashi, who has previously opened and managed more than 50 restaurants globally, is seeking to raise US$10 million to expand Japanese restaurant and bar concepts into new markets. Last December, Takahashi launched the GP Asia Pacific Hospitality & Lifestyle LP fund, which owns the franchise rights to the ASahi bar concept, where the Japanese brewer’s beer is…