Manchu Wok

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Manchu Wok Incorporated
Private company
Industry Fast Food
Founded 1980
Headquarters Markham, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Jack Lew - founder
Products Chinese-American cuisine
Parent MTY Food Group
Website www.manchuwok.com


Manchu Wok is a Chinese-themed fast food restaurant chain in the United States and Canada. The chain operates 200 stores, primarily in shopping mall locations. It is owned by Canada-based MTY Food Group since 2014.[1]

Despite the chain's name, the menu does not feature any dishes from traditional Manchurian cuisine and instead contains mostly American Chinese cuisine and Canadian Chinese cuisine.

History[edit]

The first store was opened by Dr. Jack Lew and other Hong Kong immigrants in 1980 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.[2] Lew hired food service equipment consultant Alfred Grech, a Maltese immigrant, to design and help with the building of the first 33 stores.

Expansion Outside of Canada[edit]

In 2003 and 2004, Manchu Wok expanded its operations to US military bases in Santa Rita, Guam; and Okinawa, Japan, respectively. It also has location on a U.S. Army garrison in Korea,[3] and Ramstein Air Base in Germany.[4] and US Army Base, Grafenwohr, Germany.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ma, Stanley (18 December 2014). "MTY completes the acquisition of Manchu Wok, SenseAsian and Wasabi Grill & Noodle" (Press release). CNW Group. 
  2. ^ "ManchuWOK - History". Manchuwok.com. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Manchu Wok". Retrieved 3 February 2008. 
  4. ^ Voss, Michael (5 August 2009). "Phase II of KMCC set to open". Ramstein Public Affairs, US Air Forces in Europe. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 

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