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Nov 06, 2018 08:30 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

Hot Pot Chain Haidilao to Open First of 20 Planned London Restaurants

Customers dine at a Haidilao hotpot restaurant in Hong Kong on Sept. 22. Photo: VCG
Customers dine at a Haidilao hotpot restaurant in Hong Kong on Sept. 22. Photo: VCG

China’s leading hot pot chain Haidilao International Holding Ltd. will open its first European store in London, introducing the boil-it-yourself style of dining to a market in which authentic Chinese cuisine is still marginal.

The company’s British subsidiary has posted vacancies to local recruitment websites this week, with jobs-on-offer including spice specialists; meat slicers, who aim to keep diners supplied with quick-cooking, paper-thin lamb and beef; and performers who entertain customers with the companies signature noodle dance, in which a dancer stretches dough into long ribbons around their body before sending it flying toward a customer’s nose — usually pulling up a few inches short.

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