The Week in Chains: Petites Tomates, Pei Wei Kuwait, Pretzels for Saigon
Frankly, I would visit an international P.F. Chang’s sooner than a Pei Wei, but the question has been posed on Twitter.
Pei Wei has expanded globally! Has anyone visited either of our international locations in Mexico or Kuwait? twitter.com/PeiWei/status/…
— PeiWei (@PeiWei) March 22, 2013
Maybe you’re familiar with CaliBurger? I am not. Two
will be opening in China with the promise of
“an environment that looks, smells, and feels like California.”
Three’s a chain, so Mission Chinese Paris, looking
more like a reality, merits a mention.
On the uncool end of the spectrum, France loves fast
food and is the second-largest McDonald’s market after the US. I don’t imagine
the chain’s cherry tomatoes packaged like fries is contributing to its
SAT-style, Starbucks could eventually be to China as
McDonald’s is to France. According to Chief Executive Howard Schultz, “”It’s
no doubt that one day China will become our second-largest market after the US
and it’s possible that, over many years, potentially the largest one.”
Wendy’s in Ecuador? Ok, why not.