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May 18, 2018

HMSHost introduces 4 new international brands in China and opens 8 new stores in Shanghai No. 1 Shopping Center

China Shanghai, May 17, 2018 – HMSHost International, leading provider of food & beverage locations at high traffic locations worldwide, is continuing his presence in China by opening eight stores at Shanghai No. 1 Shopping Center. The brand-new shopping mall is the new food paradise for people in Shanghai. HMSHost brings four international successful and proven brands to China for the first time and offering a mix of both International and Chinese brands.

A mix of local favourites that emphasizes the culinary creativity of China, and international brands resulted in a total food & beverage offer that will be a new culinary benchmark for the shopping mall visitors in Shanghai. HMSHost introduces into China four international successful and proven concepts:

P.F. Chang’s is a global Asian restaurant concept founded on making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. P.F. Chang’s honors and celebrates the 2,000-year-old tradition of wok cooking as the center of the guest experience. The first P.F. Chang’s opened in Arizona, USA in 1993 and since inception, P.F. Chang’s chefs have been scratch cooking every single item on the menu, using only the freshest ingredients. Today P.F. Chang’s has more than 300 restaurants around the world in cities like Beverly Hills, Mexico City, Dubai, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Seoul, and London among others. Shanghai is the brand’s first opening in China.

Sushigroove is a trendy yet casual sushi bar aimed to appeal to sushi and Japanese food lovers of all types and budgets. The atmosphere at Sushigroove is warm, fun, inviting, relaxing and quite funky. Incorporating tasty unique Japanese dishes, cool design, groovy hip music and a warm friendly service, Sushigroove will take the sushi-eating experience to a new level.

Following an ethos of providing gourmet food for everyday living, Jones the Grocer is a food emporium first established in Australia in 1996. The Shanghai store serves a modern Australian influenced menu that is cooked in an open theatre kitchen, bakery and patisserie. The store also features an extensive cheese and charcuterie selection, a deli, steak grill and bar. Today, Jones the Grocer’s innovative concept is showcased in 25 international stores across 8 countries.

Mango Chili Thai Café serves honest Thai food with real Thai taste. On the menu you find simple everyday Thai street food at an affordable price. The food is simple, fresh, fast and full of flavour. Of course you can find at the No. 1 Shopping Center their signature dishes, such as the Thai beef noodle, Pad Thai, Thai Spring Rolls and Tom Yum Goong.

At No. 1 Shopping Center, HMSHost has also opened Italian restaurant Bistrot and three well-known local brands; Crystal Jade, a renowned Chinese restaurant committed to preserving the rich traditions of local cuisine, Crystal Jade Express and The Dining Room.

Walter Seib, CEO of HMSHost International: “Only three years ago we took our first steps in China. In these years we created a solid base and grew steadily. Now we took another opportunity of opening eight concepts in one of the most attractive shopping centers in Shanghai. Thanks to our great local team and the partnership with our valued business partners, we can strengthen HMSHost’s presence in the Asia Pacific region.”

Mrs. Fan Li Qun, General Manager of No. 1 Shopping Center said: “We are very glad to have the cooperation with HMSHost International and its mother company Autogrill. The 8 concepts they opened in No. 1 Shopping Center has brought new dynamic to our project and exclusive experience to our consumers. We would like to continue our partnership by bringing more and more world famous dining options to locals. Welcome all Shanghai based consumer and travelers from all over the world to enjoy this global gourmet center by visiting our No. 1 Shopping Center.”