[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] The impressive milestones in 19 years of development of Haidilao International Holding Ltd., the largest hot pot restaurant chain in China (1994)


(Worldkings.org) The brand Haidilao was founded in 1994. With over 20 years of development, Haidilao International Holding Ltd. has become a world-renowned catering enterprise.

Haidilao (full name Haidilao International Holdings Limited) is a hot pot restaurant company established in Jianyang, Sichuan Province in 1994 by former Chinese citizen Zhang Yong. It is the largest chain of hot pot restaurants in China. It is known for its high-quality ingredients, excellent customer service, and innovative dining experiences.

Haidilao offers a variety of hot pot dishes, which are cooked at the table in a pot of simmering broth. Customers can choose from a range of soup bases, meats, seafood, vegetables, and other ingredients to cook in the broth. Haidilao is also known for its wide range of sauces and condiments that customers can use to customize the flavor of their dishes. The company has also embraced technology, with features such as online reservations, mobile ordering, and even a robot that can cook and serve food.

The company operates in China, the UK, the US, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan, among others. Haidilao is headquartered in Beijing, China.


The company’s milestones:

March 1994: Zhang Long opened the first Haidilao hot pot restaurant along with three other founders with 8,000 Yuan in Jianyang, Sichuan Province.

1999: Haidilao started to expand beyond Sichuan to other provinces like Xi'an, Shanxi province, and other parts of the world.

2010: Haidilao Hot Pot delivery service came into operation.

End of 2012: branch was opened in Singapore, becoming Haidilao's first foreign branch.


2013: Haidilao restaurant in Los Angeles, USA went into trial operation, marking the company's entry into the US market.

2014: Haidilao restaurant in Seoul, Korea was opened, marking the entry of the company into the Korean market.

October 2017: The Hong Kong Haidilao restaurant officially opened its trial operation.


2018: Haidilao introduced automatic dish-serving and food delivery robots in the Beijing. The robotic arm and the entire center and control system were jointly developed by Haidilao and Panasonic.

2019: The company continued to develop the global restaurant network mainly in Asian, European, American, and Australian markets.

As of 2021: the company had over 1,000 restaurants in more than 100 cities in China, as well as restaurants in other countries including the United States, Canada, South Korea, Japan, and the United Kingdom.


According to Wikipedia 

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