Massively popular Chinese fast-food chain Bingz Crispy Burger announces opening of first store in North America, unveils big plans for expansion

Markham, ON, Aug. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bingz Crispy Burgers have announced the opening of its first store in North America. With burgers so delicious you won’t believe your taste buds, a little-known culinary fact in the West is that the Chinese burger has a history of more than 2,000 years, originating in the ancient Qin Dynasty. 

Bingz Burgers officially launched in Markham at the end of May. The company was founded in 2014 in Beijing, China, by two Tencent programmers, and soon became one of the most iconic food chains in the country. Currently, it has over 70 outlets in Beijing and branches in several other cities, with sales of more than 60 million Chinese burgers in the past seven years. The menu offers a variety of flavors. Customers can choose from slightly spicy all-natural pork to tender beef with black pepper, all served between crispy buns. All-natural

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From Burger King to Panda Express, here’s who’s riding the plant-based bandwagon [Video]

The plant-based food market is heating up in the U.S., and companies are looking to cash in.

This week Panda Express announced its plan to team up with Beyond Meat (BYND) to bring Beyond the Original Orange Chicken to select locations nationwide. Beyond Meat unveiled its new, plant-based chicken tenders a week prior to this launch, with its key ingredient being a fava bean.

The company is just the latest in a growing number of restaurant chains to embrace the meatless revolution. a release, Panda Express boasted that it was the first national Asian eatery to put Beyond on its menu.

Known for menu staples like its Original Orange Chicken, Panda Express stated it has “significant brand equity in this staple American Chinese comfort food,” but is ready to take the next step by offering the plant-based alternatives. And with food companies riding a wave of health conscious

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Beer 88 turns former Asian restaurant into craft beer, burger joint

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Yao Liu opened a Chinese and Japanese restaurant after moving to the U.S. from China in the late 1980s. She says that she’s always loved craft beer, though. In 2015, Beer 88 was born.

Why 88? There are a few reasons. First, she says, “8 or 9 is a lucky number back in my culture.”

Secondly, she thought it would be too hard to have 99 beers available and opted for 88 instead. As she quickly learned, “We have more than like 88 beers.”

If you make it through one list of 88 different beers, you get your name on a glass. One look up inside the restaurant makes you wonder how do people get their name and pictures on a ceiling tile?

Liu tells us that’s what you get if you complete a second list of 88 beers. Talk about dedication!

While Liu loves the craft

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Where to find the Ramly Burger from Kapitan

What’s cookin’ in and around Chicago? Here’s a closer look at one of the area’s delicious dishes you don’t want to miss.

A customer once made a passing remark to Serai owner Victor Low about how Malaysian food would never be considered “high end” because it’s just street food. The comment didn’t sit well with Low, a native of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

So, in hopes of showcasing a unique and more sophisticated style of Malaysian cuisine, Low transformed an abandoned nightclub in Lincoln Park into Kapitan, Chicago’s only Peranakan restaurant, which opened in mid-December.

The Ramly burger is served at Kapitan restaurant in Chicago.

The Ramly burger is served at Kapitan restaurant in Chicago.
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Peranakan, or Nyonya, cuisine is influenced by Malay, Chinese and Indonesian cultures. It has a rich history dating back to the 1400s. Kapitan features many takes on traditional Peranakan dishes, such as Nyonya curry laksa lemak, a spicy noodle soup, and Ayam Kapitan, which

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