Tim Ho Wan
|Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists|
Tim Ho Wan Broadway Macau branch
|Current owner(s)||Mak Kwai-Pui|
|Food type||Chinese Restaurant, Dim Sum|
Tim Ho Wan (Chinese: 添好運) is a Chinese dimsum restaurant chain that originated in Hong Kong. It now has 45 locations around Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, United States, Cambodia and Japan.
In 2009, Mak Kwai-pui, formerly a chef of three-Michelin-starred restaurant Lung King Heen, opened a 20-seater dim sum restaurant in Mongkok. Tim Ho Wan would eventually earn a Michelin star of its own in the 2010 Hong Kong and Macau Guide, a distinction which some have stated was a move in response to the criticism that the Michelin Guide was "elitist" and "out of touch with local tastes." In 2015, its Sham Shui Po, North Point and Tai Kok Tsui branches had all received one Michelin star. Since then, the restaurant has been dubbed as "the world's cheapest Michelin-star restaurant."
From its original Mongkok location, five additional branches were opened in Hong Kong; Sham Shui Po, Central, North Point, Tai Kok Tsui and Tseung Kwan O. In 2013, the original Mongkok branch relocated to Olympian City due to an increase in rent.
Tim Ho Wan began expanding overseas in 2013, with the opening of its first international location in Singapore's Plaza Singapura. It also expanded to the Philippines in 2014 with the opening of a branch at SM Megamall in Metro Manila and in Australia the following year with the opening of a branch in Chatswood and subsequently in Westfield Sydney and 580 George Street. Another branch opened in Jakarta at the end of March 2015. The chain also has branches in Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok (opened in August 2015), Nakhon Ratchasima (opened December 2016), and New York City (opened December 2016).
In May 2018, Jollibee Foods Corp (JFC) announced that it would invest US$33.4 million (S$45 million or Php 1.74 billion) in a private equity fund that is set to acquire the master franchise of Tim Ho Wan in the Asia Pacific. Tim Ho Wan Private Ltd. holds the exclusive long-term master franchise to run Tim Ho Wan within the Asia Pacific region, excluding ones in Hong Kong. Dim Sum Private, on the other hand, owns and operates Tim Ho Wan chains in Singapore. 
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