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Everstone may quit Burger King Indonesia stake

Private equity firm Everstone Capital may sell its stake in Sari Burger Indonesia, the country’s master franchise owner of Burger King.

Starbucks will accept Bitcoin from next year

Global coffee chain Starbucks is now on track to accept payments in the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.

The secret to % Arabica’s success: consistency and focus

Kyoto-based coffee chain % Arabica opened its first store in London this month – and it plans 70 more within the next year.

Trung Nguyen to open 3000 E-Coffee outlets next year

Vietnamese coffee giant Trung Nguyen says it plans to open 3000 E-Coffee shops next year, before making its debut offshore.

Taiwanese milk-tea brand CoCo continues rapid Philippines expansion

Taiwanese milk-tea brand CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice is slated to open its third store in Cebu City, Philippines in 2020.

French patisserie Gontran Cherrier opens first Asian bakery, in Hong Kong

Fourth-generation French baker and globally recognised pastry chef Gontran Cherrier has opened his first boulangerie and restaurant in Hong Kong’s newest retail destination, K11 Musea.

Fat Tiger plans 1000 stores across India

Keventers milkshake-brand owner Sohrab Sitaram has launched Fat Tiger, a tea shop and dimsum franchise in India’s Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Karnal.

Giant Vietnam restaurant chain Mon Hue shuts down

Vietnam restaurant chain Mon Hue has closed down without notice, evidently unable to pay its debt.

Chengdu fish & chip shop designed using 3D scans of British chippies

Architectural firm Unknown Works has used 3D scans of real British ‘chippy’ store to create a replica Chengdu fish & chip shop in China.

Five new Spar China stores open

Grocery-retailer Spar China has launched five new supermarkets – two in Shandong and three in Guangdong.

Starbucks launches Mixato cocktail bar in Reserve Roastery Shanghai

Starbucks has installed its new Bar Mixato in the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai as a specialty coffee and craft cocktail venue.

Hong Kong’s Social Place makes Singapore debut

Hong Kong contemporary Chinese restaurant chain Social Place has launched its first outlet in Singapore at Forum The Shopping Mall.