Yum China's Little Sheep and Huang Ji Huang mark respective 25th and 20th anniversaries with new store formats and new store openings

2024/5/31 17:54:14

SHANGHAI, May 31, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Yum China's Chinese Dining Business Unit – which includes the Little Sheep and Huang Ji Huang brands – made exciting new progress since the beginning of 2024, with new stores added to its domestic and global portfolio and innovative new store formats introduced to serve a broader range of party sizes.

In May 2024 alone, nine new Little Sheep stores were added in multiple first-, second-, and third-tier cities across China. Internationally, Little Sheep recently returned to the U.S. market in March 2024 with a new store at the American Dream Meadowlands shopping complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Domestically, Little Sheep introduced new store formats, including one-person hotpot modules which cater to smaller party sizes.

Huang Ji Huang is also poised to extend its presence both within China and across international markets this year. Earlier this month, Huang Ji Huang announced its new logo, updated store design and brand strategy, to help reinforce its positioning as an industry-leader in the simmer pot category and drive further interest among younger consumers.

The Little Sheep and Huang Ji Huang brands mark their 25th and 20th anniversaries respectively this year. Under Yum China's Chinese Dining Business Unit, both brands benefit from enhanced economies of scale and stronger food innovation capabilities which help to achieve a high standard of customer experience and operating efficiencies. Yum China expects its Chinese dining store count to reach approximately 800 by the first half of 2024.

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About Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Yum China is the largest restaurant company in China with a mission to make every life taste beautiful. The Company has over 400,000 employees and operates over 15,000 restaurants under six brands across more than 2,000 cities in China. KFC and Pizza Hut are the leading brands in the quick-service and casual dining restaurant spaces in China, respectively. In addition, Yum China has also partnered with Lavazza to develop the Lavazza coffee concept in China. Little Sheep and Huang Ji Huang specialize in Chinese cuisine. Taco Bell offers innovative Mexican-inspired food. Yum China has a world-class, digitalized supply chain which includes an extensive network of logistics centers nationwide and an in-house supply chain management system. Its strong digital capabilities and loyalty program enable the Company to reach customers faster and serve them better. Yum China is a Fortune 500 company with the vision to be the world's most innovative pioneer in the restaurant industry. For more information, please visit