This article showcases our top picks for the best China based Restaurant companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Restaurant industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top China Restaurant Companies
Koubei.com (口碑网) is a life search engine that provides information that include the information of living consumption, restaurant entertainment, house renting, house buying, working, travelling, and more. Since its inception in 2004, Koubei.com is a living guide that covers all medium and large cities.
Its two big channels , restaurants and entertainment transactions, are top rated in their respective categories. Among them, the map to find shops and guest’s reviews are two major features of the Koubei catering and leisure service.
It also provides release, query, and transaction services about house renting information and secondhand house dealing information, and a credit system in the field of domestic classified information. The website also offers local search services..
Keruyun Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd., founded in 2012, is the world’s leading and China’s largest cloud-based SaaS company. Keruyun is devoted to providing new generations of intelligent management systems integrating software and hardware to merchants engaging in catering, retailing and other service businesses.
Keruyun was successfully listed on the NEEQ (OC: 835268) in December 2015 and was included into the innovation level of NEEQ in May 2017. The company is headquartered in Beijing, with a Sales Center established in Wuhan, a Software R&D Center in Chengdu and a Hardware R&D Center in Shenzhen.
Currently, the company has set up 34 branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Wuhan and so on.This is more than 2000 employees, more than 100 authorized agencies nationwide and more than 40,000 merchants. In 2016, the company registered a year-on-year revenue growth by 640%.
December 2015, Keruyun successfully listed on the NEEQ (Code: 835268), which provides the company a new platform for the operation of the capital market. On August 5, 2016, Keruyun released a new product OnPOS mini and lauched a new financial service, the Wallet Payment.
After four months it has completed its B+ round with an investment of 72 million RMB. To meet the increasing market demand, Keruyu decided to issue an 150 million RMB inverstment for its C round on December 20th.
Keruyun has been committed to connecting people and services more intelligent, efficient and simple, hoping to change the future of the service industry.. .
Zaihui is a SaaS-based data-driven marketing automation solution for local businesses that offers them with member management, precipitation members, incentive members, and mining member values. Product system offers intelligent precision marketing, integral marketing, stored-value marketing, anniversary marketing, attendant performance, theme marketing activities, and brand packaging marketing.
Zaihui is headquartered in China and the company was founded in 2015.. .
Founded in 2014, the restaurant is a registered brand of Guangzhou Restaurant Information Technology Co., Ltd., headquartered in Guangzhou, with branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and other places. The brand service covers the omni-channel management SaaS platform + data operation in the middle platform.
It mainly provides O2O solutions for domestic catering and retail enterprises, such as take-out management system, distribution system, data center station, BI data analysis and system hosting. Serving more than 200 domestic and foreign chain brands, including services for many well-known chain catering groups such as McDonald’s, Haagen-Dazs, Burger King, John John, Yoshinoya, Xibei, Laoxiang Chicken, Zhou Hei, a little bit, and real Kung Fu.
The largest B-side food and beverage takeaway management Saas platform in China.. .
Ricebook (饭本) is an application focused on searching for resturants, based on social relations. Users can check comments on restaurants or share them with friends by getting linked to social platforms like weibo, renren, and more.
Ricebook has functions where users can gather information on restaurants, review, and share thoughts via social networking.. .
YPX Cayman Holdings
YPX Cayman Holdings Co. (心品印象) operates in the food and beverage industry, managing restaurant chain in China.
Whilst it has its own brand Cloud9 吞云小莳, it will be introducing new brands into China via franchising or partnerships with companies from other countries who want to come into China. Its aim is to have about 1,500 stores in China by 2020, in combined brands..
Gaga café was founded in 2010, headquartered in shenzhen, China, and they have had 600 excellent employees so far. In the first half of 2018, gaga café will have 23 branches, including 21 independent branches and 2 branches that cooperated with a bookstore, which covering most competitive commercial hubs of Shenzhen and Shanghai.
During this period, gaga café established a strong and professional management team, from 5-star F&B manager and executive chef to public company’s IT elite, all kinds of aspirational professional are drawn to the gaga family with a mission to provide quality lifestyle to the life-lovers.. .
Hitomorrow is an Internet company specializing in the import of fresh ingredients. The products are distributed in every corner of the world, Australia and New Zealand beef and mutton, fresh milk, Canadian Arctic shell, sweet shrimp, Alaska king crab, squid, Argentine red shrimp, etc.
Etaoshi.com owns and operates an online catering and food delivery portal. The company’s services include online dinner booking, take-out, reservation for food and drinks, and food distribution.
The company was founded in 2011 and is based in China.. .
Line0 is a Nanjing-based food delivery company. The startup runs delivery services mostly for cheap franchise restaurants, guaranteeing a bowl of noodles or a Burger King Whopper to your door in less than one hour.
It currently operates in five cities: Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, and Wuhan.. .
Tanyan is a social app that deeply digs into the circle of people and promotes an offline appointment. It expands the trust relationship with friends through mutual push, and instantly forms an online dating group for more business.
People improve the efficiency of personal communication and promote more possibilities for business cooperation.. .
Little Sheep Group Limited is a private company founded in 1999 in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China. It specializes in operating hot pot restaurants, condiment processing and meat processing.
Little Sheep currently has over 300 chain restaurants in China (including Hong Kong, Macau), Taiwan and also the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and Canada. In 2007, it was awarded as the most popular Chinese hot pot restaurant by Chinese Restaurant Association.
It was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2008.. .
Xiabu Xiabu has become the largest individual, bar-style hotpot restaurant chain in China. It has over 300 restaurants covering major metropolitan markets and cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hebei, Jiangsu and Liaoning.
The company has been expanding rapidly; its management team has been focusing on delivering excellent quality food and leading industry trend, while standardizing management controls and driving higher customer loyalty.. .
Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain
Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd (“CSC”) is a fast-growing quick service restaurant (“QSR”) chain in China, offering consistently tasty, everyday Chinese food to customers looking for fast and affordable quality meals. They are one of the market leaders in quick service restaurant chains in the Chongqing municipality in terms of number of restaurants as of March 31, 2010 and total sales in 2009, according to Euromonitor International, an independent market research firm.
They also have a strong presence in the Sichuan province. The Chongqing municipality and Sichuan province cover a region of 110 million people in Southwest China, the home of Sichuan cuisine, one of the best-known Chinese regional cuisines..
Bon App helps you discover great places and activities and create genuine relationships, online and offline. Bon App is the trusted source for terrific restaurants recommended and reviewed by local and expat foodies, in your home city and on your travels.
Bon App’s events are your opportunity to meet inspiring people for authentic dining experiences and more. Bon App connects people to top quality resources in their cities and communities, including restaurants, entertainment, hotels, housing, hospitals, schools and more.
The Bon App community meets and socializes over food and diverse activities, shares honest reviews, and explores the best a city has to offer. Bon App brings together its vibrant and active community through original events “Meets” that connect dining with travel, entertainment, lifestyle, and more.
Their signature Foodies Unite, an outdoor food festival, attracts thousands every summer.. .
Bestaurant is designed for private sharing between trusted friends, not strangers. Check out your friends’ tips & photos about specific dishes they love.
Bestaurant makes it easy to create and share Gold Lists of your favorite restaurants, picking only one restaurant per cuisine or vibe, per city, so your friends know it’s great. Especially useful when traveling, see all of your friends’ favorite restaurants around your current location.
Bestaurant is a private shared repository for all of your friends’ best food experiences all over the world! Bestaurant is designed for private sharing between trusted friends, not strangers. No need to share your precious favorites with the entire world..
Founded in 2008 with the opening of a single restaurant in Hangzhou, Green Tea Restaurant is today one of the best-known casual dining brands in China. The Company has built a chain of 78 wholly-owned restaurants across 19 cities, mainly in shopping malls.
Green Tea, the Company’s main brand, serves Chinese fusion cuisine in a traditional dining environment, while Play King, launched in January 2016, serves a more casual Western menu in a youthful, modern setting. The Company employs over 4,500 people and serves around 15 million customers annually..
Being established in 1982, Chongqing Joy Cygnet Dinning Co., Ltd is jointly founded by Chongqing Cygnet Group, international venture capital fund in America and Japan. It is a brand management company specializing in restaurant management of Chongqing Cygnet, which aims at advancing with times for management and innovation, constantly creating and promoting brand value.
At present, various high-quality catering brands such as “Cygnet Hot Pot”, “789” and “Super Chow” have been operated in almost 300 stores throughout 32 cities and provinces in China as well as some overseas areas.. .
Great Leap Brewing
Great Leap Brewing is Beijing’s first craft brewery and creates recipes based on the desire to foster a Chinese craft beer culture. Our philosophy is to source a majority of local products, including locally grown and processed hops, teas, spices, fruits, vegetables, coffees, sugars and honeys.
We set out with the goal of brewing world-class beers, of which Beijing would be proud. Now it is our goal that to put Great Leap beer in the hands of as many people as possible, both in China and around the globe..
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