It’s an understatement to say that people in Singapore are serious about food. American fast food chain A&W was the first fast food restaurant to open in Singapore back in 1966, way before McDonald’s and KFC opened shop here. A&W, named after the founders Allen and Wright, is known for their root beer served in frosty mugs, Coney Dogs and curly fries.
The excitement over the return of Taiwanese bubble tea chain Gong Cha to Singapore has been brewing for some time, with fans forming long queues for many hours before it opened its new flagship store at SingPost Centre on Friday (1 December).
With the return of Gong Cha in Singapore, fans of the bubble tea chain can finally get a taste of their favourite drinks again. 15-year-old secondary school students Francesca, Ching Don, Caitlin and Gwendolyn were among hundreds who were in the queue when Gong Cha opened their flagship store at SingPost Centre on Friday (1 December).
Gong Cha opened its flagship outlet on Friday at the SingPost Centre. The wait for the return of bubble tea chain Gong Cha is finally over with the opening of its 33-seater flagship store at SingPost Centre on Friday (1 December), but fans can already look forward to two more outlets opening at Takashimaya Department Store and Yishun’s Northpoint City mall on 7 and 11 December respectively. Additionally, Gong Cha will open in NUS University Town and Westgate mall between January and February 2018.
Singaporeans can finally grab a cup of Gong Cha again when the bubble tea chain opens its flagship store on Friday (1 December) at noon.
Bubble tea chain Gong Cha will be launching a flagship store at SingPost Centre in Paya Lebar, following a brief hiatus from the Singapore market. Photos posted online by radio station 987FM on Monday (2 October) showed notices put up at the outlet's storefront which said it would opening in December. The store is currently undergoing construction.
Bubble tea brand Gong Cha has appointed a new Master Franchisee, headed by Mr Bean founder Kang Puay Seng, to lead its relaunch and expansion in Singapore. In a statement on Friday (4 Aug), Royal Taiwan Tea Co. Ltd, the company behind the Gong Cha brand, said Kang had “extensive experience in running food and beverage businesses”, growing the soy milk brand to nearly 70 stores before selling the business.
Fans of bubble tea chain Gong Cha were left reeling - and rushing to get their final drinks - last week, when it was announced that all 80 existing Gong Cha outlets in Singapore would be replaced by homegrown brand LiHo, but their shock might have been premature.
Fans of Gong Cha were caught by surprise when news broke last weekend that the Taiwanese bubble tea business would be ceasing operations across its 80 outlets in Singapore by 5 June, as part of its re-branding efforts to LiHo.