CORRECTED-Yum China keeps bets on dine-in, sticks to expansion plans after virus

(Corrects to read KFC (not Pizza Hut), paragraph 3)

By Sophie Yu and Brenda Goh

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, May 6 (Reuters) – Yum China is betting that Chinese consumers will still choose to dine-in in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis and plans to open more Pizza Hut and KFC outlets in China’s smaller cities in the coming months, its chief executive said.

Joey Wat, CEO of the fast food giant, said that while the virus had driven up the takeaway rate at its businesses, it continues to see expansion opportunities especially in fourth- and fifth-tier cities where there are less Western dining options and fewer competitors.

“If you want to have Western food, or a cup of fresh ground coffee, where can you go? Even the hotels don’t have it. KFC is the only choice,” Wat told Reuters in an interview.

“We will continue to be committed to the China market

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Where to eat in Chicago, from deep dish pizza to the best steaks in town

The Windy City is teeming with snazzy steakhouses, multicultural restaurants and charming independent joints, but on any visit here, it’s imperative to try Chicago’s three most famous dishes: deep dish pizza, hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches. Are they healthy? No. But they’re delicious, inexpensive and sold all over town.

The small, made-from-scratch independent restaurants in the outlying areas shouldn’t be overlooked either. Trendy new restaurants can be found in hip parts of town, such as Fulton Market or Logan Square, while budget-friendly ethnic eats are spread out across the city, such as Chinatown, Devon Avenue or across the Pilsen neighbourhood. These are the best restaurants for a memorable meal in Chicago.


Authentic versions of two of Chicago’s most famous delicacies – hot dogs and Italian beef – are on the menu at this busy fast food chain. The Chicago-style hot dog is the star, featuring mustard, onions, green

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Mother’s Day 2020 restaurant deals

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Even though Mother’s Day will be spent indoors this year, restaurants are still cooking up meals, so families can show their appreciation.


Here are national restaurant chains that are offering special deals that can be ordered for delivery or carried out straight to mom’s doorstep.

Cracker Barrel: The country-style comfort food chain is offering free delivery for its Mother’s Day Family Meal Baskets To-Go – which can either be an All-Day Pancake Breakfast with butter and syrup, scrambled eggs and your choice of bacon or sausage patties, plus a choice of a hashbrown casserole or fried apples, or a Sunday Homestyle Chicken meal with two Country Sides and Cracker Barrel’s signature buttermilk biscuits.

The chain is also offering a free $10 bonus card that you

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Jersey City’s 3 best spots for budget-friendly chicken

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Got a hankering for chicken?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable chicken sources in Jersey City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

1. King’s Wok

Topping the list is King’s Wok. Located at 418 Baldwin Ave. in the Heights, this Chinese spot — which offers wings and chicken kebabs, in addition to Chinese food favorites — is the highest-rated, budget-friendly place to score chicken in Jersey City, boasting four stars out of 21 reviews on Yelp.

Yelper Vanessa A., who reviewed King’s Wok on Nov. 21, wrote, “This place is a hidden gem!!”

Siddhartha D. noted, “Great service and good food.”

2. Louisiana Fried Chicken

Next up is the West Side’s Louisiana Fried Chicken, situated at 549 West Side Ave. With

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