KFC and Lotteria are popular, but blame high overhead costs for their millions of dollars in losses over the past few years , Photo: Dung Minh Giants report business losses Active in Vietnam since the 1990s with a 26-per-cent annual growth rate, KFC has expanded its scale to 140 stores across the country and holds 60 per cent of Vietnam’s fried chicken market. Lotteria, entering the country since 2004, has also quickly cemented its position holding 60-70 per cent of the hamburger and sandwich market with 220 stores nationwide. Taking advantage of being fast food pioneers and offering acceptable priced dishes, good service, and clean spaces, KFC and Lotteria have continued to hold their positions in the market, despite new players, including McDonald’s, Jollibee, and Burger King, all competing for customers. The latest financial reports of KFC and Lotteria recorded revenues of trillions of VND. KFC in 2015 and 2016 reached an average revenue of VND1.2 trillion ($53.1 … [Read more...] about Locals ignore fast food losses
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Viet Nam News By Mộc Miên Over the last year, my mother has rarely bought food from traditional markets or processed food stores, but instead has ordered food from her colleague. My mother has not only ordered special food for holidays such as fruit jam, moon cakes and pork pies, but also daily meals such as caramelised braised fish and chilli sauce. Nguyễn Hương Lan, 35, my mother's colleague, is a resourceful woman. While working as a specialist in a private company, she also has a passion for cooking. In the beginning, Lan just cooked for her family. Then she started bringing food into the office for lunch. Women in the office often shared food and chatted about family life during lunch time. Lan gradually let everyone know about her talent for cooking. "I shared my home-made food with my colleagues. They loved it and encouraged me to cook more to sell to them. I asked myself 'Why not?' It can help bring in more income," Lan said. Cases like Lan's are becoming increasingly … [Read more...] about Home-made food becomes popular business
British artist Bridget March agrees with the regulation banning visitors from eating and drinking on the Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 while Austrian Tom Dorfmeister suggested having street food stalls erected at the location. Tuoi Tre News after the municipal People’s Committee issued a ban on several activities, including eating and drinking, on the street and in the area around the statue of President Ho Chi Minh. In addition, new rules forbid the use of loudspeakers, horns, gongs, drums, and whistles, and the assembly of people without the express permission of competent authorities. The new regulations took effect on Monday and are now enforced directly by authorized units and indirectly by surveillance cameras installed along the street. Bridget March, British artist I have lived in Vietnam for three years and Nguyen Hue is a place I often visit to find inspiration for my works. I probably come here once every 15 days, … [Read more...] about Nguyen Hue pedestrian street: To eat or not to eat?
Dining Out From the first step through the door: Customers feel a warm and cosy aura surrounding the place. Everything is pink, from the windows to the wallpaper. — VNS Photos Viet Thanh Favourite dish: Stir-fried chicken and mushroom xoi. X.O.I. Restaurant ADD: No 1 Ly Thai To St, Hoan Kiem Dist, Ha Noi Open: 6am till midnight Price Range: VND10,000-18,000 (US$0.5-1.00) Tel: 0933 666 087 (for delivery); 0903 226 456 Comment: Excellent service at affordable price (06-09-2009) Street-food tastes soar, but not the price Here's a restaurant that will change your mind about xoi - traditional street food. It's delicious, clean, quick and cheap. Try it, says Kim Nguyen I was born and lived in Ha Noi for years. As a result, I've developed a love for Hanoian food, especially xoi, a traditional Vietnamese dish. Made from sticky rice and other ingredients, xoi can come in sweet or savoury varieties. It is a really popular dish among Vietnamese people, and although … [Read more...] about Street-food tastes soar, but not the price
Eat up:Ganh Restaurant, offers delicious, authentic Nha Trang cuisine in a cosy, warm, elegant ambience. — VNS Photos Xuan Hiep Looking to get your hands on some Nha Trang specialities? Xuan Hiep tracks down top knotch cuisine from the seaside town in the heart of HCM City.Nha Trang is a city domestic and international visitors return to, time and again, drawn by its pristine beaches and the possibility of scuba diving. And those who have tried it out are also drawn to this city in Khanh Hoa Province for its culinary specialties, especially nem nuong (grilled minced pork) and bun ca (fish vermicelli). It is relatively easy to find eateries in HCM City serving a Nha Trang specialty or two, like bun cha ca (vermicelli soup with fishcake), bun sua (jellyfish vermicelli soup) or nem nuong. However, they are not many that boast an entire menu that delves deep into Nha Trang's culinary tradition. The Ganh Restaurant was recommended by one of my friends as I was telling how I miss the … [Read more...] about Nha Trang eats in the heart of the City