Manchu Wok

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Manchu Wok Inc.
Industry Fast Food
Founded 1980
Headquarters Markham, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Jack Lew - founder
Products Chinese-American cuisine
Parent MTY Food Group
Slogan Fast & Fresh Chinese Cuisine

Manchu Wok Inc. 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 was owned by Hong Kong-based Café de Coral, and now 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.


The restaurant Manchu Wok at the airport in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA in May 2014.

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 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.


  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". 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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