Chinese chain Hotcha opens in Yate Shopping Centre

Gazette Series: James Liang owner of Hotcha in Yate James Liang owner of Hotcha in Yate

THE UK’s only Chinese takeaway chain has opened a store in Yate.

A traditional Lion dance marked the official opening of the Hotcha shop in Yate Shopping Centre on Saturday (December 14).

Around 200 local businesses were joined by 50 competition winners to celebrate the opening, on North Parade, with an authentic Chinese buffet.

James Liang, founder of South West-based Hotcha, which now has nine stores, said: “The opening of the Yate branch marks the end of an outstanding year for the company.

"I am confident it will be as successful as the others stores have been, and will be a real springboard into a successful and ambitious new year for Hotcha.”

Mr Liang, has invested in excess of £100,000 in the new store, which has created 10 jobs.

Hotcha provides customers with some of the UK’s favourite Chinese dishes, with freshly prepared ingredients from its central kitchen in Ashton Vale, Bristol, and positions itself as the ‘healthy’ alternative to the standard Chinese takeaway meal, with dishes being prepared in view of customers whilst they wait.

Its opening in Yate is an attempt to start an evening economy in the shopping centre and comes as a new Italian restaurant, Bottelinos, is due to open next door in March 2014.

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1:05pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Bridget@Yate says...

I'm not going to try this Hotcha place. I just read the Tripadvisor reviews. Kingswood & Baldwin Street both have similar reports of over 2 hour wait for delivery, appalling food, wrong food or some of order missing. Dirty staff, miserable rude service via phone mostly when enquiring where delivery is. Food prep sounds like its being done on the desk as it was being pulled from boxes next to the phone and stapler....??? Only positive comments were 2 reviews praising the chicken satay!!
I'm not going to try this Hotcha place. I just read the Tripadvisor reviews. Kingswood & Baldwin Street both have similar reports of over 2 hour wait for delivery, appalling food, wrong food or some of order missing. Dirty staff, miserable rude service via phone mostly when enquiring where delivery is. Food prep sounds like its being done on the desk as it was being pulled from boxes next to the phone and stapler....??? Only positive comments were 2 reviews praising the chicken satay!! Bridget@Yate

8:10pm Tue 17 Dec 13

lazyjerno says...

It isn't the only chain in the UK, 5 seconds on the internet shows

www. pawpawtakeawayrestau
rant. co. uk/about-us/

Of course why would the gazette want to check any facts when we can just rehash a press release to fill a few inchs easily.
It isn't the only chain in the UK, 5 seconds on the internet shows www. pawpawtakeawayrestau rant. co. uk/about-us/ Of course why would the gazette want to check any facts when we can just rehash a press release to fill a few inchs easily. lazyjerno

7:49pm Thu 19 Dec 13

MikeHunt69 says...

Bridget@Yate wrote:
I'm not going to try this Hotcha place. I just read the Tripadvisor reviews. Kingswood & Baldwin Street both have similar reports of over 2 hour wait for delivery, appalling food, wrong food or some of order missing. Dirty staff, miserable rude service via phone mostly when enquiring where delivery is. Food prep sounds like its being done on the desk as it was being pulled from boxes next to the phone and stapler....??? Only positive comments were 2 reviews praising the chicken satay!!
What's your point?
[quote][p][bold]Bridget@Yate[/bold] wrote: I'm not going to try this Hotcha place. I just read the Tripadvisor reviews. Kingswood & Baldwin Street both have similar reports of over 2 hour wait for delivery, appalling food, wrong food or some of order missing. Dirty staff, miserable rude service via phone mostly when enquiring where delivery is. Food prep sounds like its being done on the desk as it was being pulled from boxes next to the phone and stapler....??? Only positive comments were 2 reviews praising the chicken satay!![/p][/quote]What's your point? MikeHunt69

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