In a piece about the astounding success and growth of mini Chinese chain Xi'an Famous Foods, the Wall Street Journal reports that the father and son duo behind the chain have plans to open a commissary in East Williamsburg soon that could supply both restaurants and grocery stores. The 5,000-square-foot space, which will be up and running early next year, will have both a kitchen and production facilities and they plan to apply to food regulators for permission to sell frozen dishes at local supermarkets. They've come a long way from having that single stall in a Flushing Mall!
Also on the agenda: new locations in both Brooklyn and Midtown, franchising, a possible sit down location, opening the company to outside investors, and potential expansion outside of the New York area. This news comes within the same year as the group's expansion to Chinatown and the East Village from Queens.
· Using Its Noodle, Xi'an Expands [WSJ]
· All Coverage of Xi'an Famous Foods [~ENY~]