The 5th China Restaurant Week Returns with Honor presented to you by DiningCity and Citibank Credit Card

BEIJING, SHANGHAI, GUANGZHOU  and SHENZHEN, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Building on the success of past China Restaurant Week editions where major cities Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou held their Restaurant Weeks simultaneously, the brand new fifth edition, with the newcomer, Shenzhen, is yet again right on food loving China’s doorstep. In more than 260 top restaurants across China’s major dining cities, the Fifth Official China Restaurant Week will be held from September 4-14, 2014, presented by DiningCity and Citibank Credit Card.

Online reservations will be only available online via the official booking’s website, starting from 10 A.M,  August 26, 2014. Nevertheless, Citibank credit card members can enjoy exclusive priority online booking from 10 A.M. on August 21, 2014

As the organizer of the event, the leading worldwide online dining guide, DiningCity, has become the top choice of those who want to dine out. This well-known international event generates extensive media coverage from outlets including but not limited to, City Weekend,, Forbes China, CBN weekly, Openrice and Ricebook APP, encompassing both traditional and new media. Through multi-platform interaction and various events, DiningCity will add more mystery guests this year to bring a better dining experience to the users. It should also be noted that DiningCity WeChat followers can enjoy booking one day in advance for this edition.

Citibank, the first global bank to issue a proprietary credit card in China, is always keen on building better life quality and a rich experience for its members. Citibank has partnered with China for the second consecutive year. For this edition, Citibank card members not only get to enjoy an exclusive 5-day priority booking privilege but also get the chance to win lucky draw prizes by paying with Citibank credit cards at participating restaurants during China Restaurant week.

Responding to the great success at the beginning of this year and the strong demand for more, DiningCity China has devoted itself to preparing for the 5th edition. Apart from new restaurants and carefully selected courses, DiningCity’s official website has also been updated. With the server moved from Holland to China, the website has become more user friendly and now you can find the Restaurant Week countdown marked as one special highlight on the top of the page as well as the previous winners on the left without wasting any effort searching.

“After 4 successful editions of China Restaurant Week, DiningCity China enters its 3rd year and will try again to impress the local food loving community for the next edition, which boasts more restaurants, and more seats available than ever before. Because of the enormous popularity the one week dining feast will now be extended to 11 days. We have enhanced our online booking website and it now features a better booking system and improved presentation of the menu’s,” says Mr Onno Schreurs, DiningCity’s Managing Director, “Whether it is website design, event mechanisms or the control of resources and marketing, we are fully prepared to face the new challenges and opportunities.”

Some of the returning restaurants include China Restaurant Week last edition’s winners Nougatine by Jean George (Shanghai), The Cut (Beijing), EBONY (Guangzhou), but also restaurants with fantastic reputations like 3 on the Bund and Hakkasan in Shanghai, Four Seasons and Matta in Beijing, Shangri-la and Hilton in Guangzhou, and many more. – Foodies in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen are offered a formidable variety of cuisines to choose from.

(Please check the detailed participant list at Connects Merchants with Corporate Customers on Hong Kong’s First Major Local Delivery Network


HONG KONG, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — One of the U.S.’s leading online ordering platforms, has expanded internationally for the first time with a Hong Kong debut. Soft launched this past spring, Hong Kong ( is now publicly available to corporate customers to satisfy a hungry demand amongst corporate employees who wish to order meals from their favorite restaurants to their offices. The platform offers a user-friendly, online ordering experience that aggregates a curated selection of high-quality restaurants for corporate customers looking for high quality and healthier options for daily meals or large corporate meetings. In addition to restaurants, features a wide range of products, from desserts to cold-pressed juices, organic groceries and more.

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With the strongest online selection of premium and popular local merchants in Hong Kong, is rapidly expanding its merchant portfolio. The site makes menus from quality restaurants, such as Harlan Goldstein’s Comfort, Doppio Zero and Locofama, a few simple clicks away. During the workday’s peak hours, healthy and freshly prepared food is delivered to offices, serving as an excellent solution for team meals or boardroom meetings.

Selecting Hong Kong as its first international market was part of a strategic decision by to establish a strong presence across Asia. According to a January Euromonitor study, there is much room for growth in Hong Kong’s delivery services sector; currently only 3 percent of the HK$65 billion revenue generated by full service restaurants comes from food delivery. Independent businesses face enormous overhead costs due to the premium real estate market and sky-high rents.

While food delivery is a logical way to maximize revenues, the technological investment is often beyond smaller independent operators’ means, making’s platform an attractive, investment-free and economical way for merchants to increase revenue. “ has been a great way for us to grow our customer base and explore a new market opportunity. Since joining, our lunch orders have increased significantly and we expect to grow further by 20 to 30 percent. I also really love their user friendly website which makes our food look super yummy and enticing,” says King’s Taste operator Lily Hung. Many of’s current restaurants in the U.S. can make up to 40 percent of their overall business from takeout and delivery, allowing them to generate significant income without having to increase their brick-and-mortar footprint in high-rent areas.

Furthermore, the Hong Kong corporate work culture mirrors New York and is well suited for major growth in online ordering. Hong Kong employees worked an annual average of nearly 2,300 hours at the office, the fifth-longest number of hours among all global cities according to a Price and Earnings Report by UBS in 2012. Time-pressed employees prefer home delivery/takeaway as a convenient, efficient and time saving way to enjoy meals. Hong Kong’s President (from, Didier Bensadoun said, “As a financial hub with a highly concentrated corporate center and residential footprint, Hong Kong is ripe for hyperlocal e-commerce. Long working hours, the growing popularity of team lunches, and an increasingly tech-savvy consumer support the need for a local online marketplace where customers can order high-quality, healthier delivery options, particularly during lunchtime’s peak hours.”

Bringing’s decade of e-commerce expertise to Hong Kong, is serving a customer base of some of the leading corporate entities in key business districts. The two-sided marketplace allows merchants to list as many or as few dishes on their page, and create new offerings or meal sets according to their service capabilities. The merchant partner just needs to prepare and deliver orders received. “Since joining the platform here in Hong Kong has brought us plenty of new clients. They get the F&B business and understand how to make online sales work for us,” says James Fisher of Little Burro, Burrito restaurant in Causeway Bay and Sheung Wan.

To become a merchant, the only requirement is a fax machine or phone with no upfront fees or investment needed. is an attractive, economical and trouble free solution for restaurants looking to capture a larger share of the HK$65 billion food service market in Hong Kong without increasing their spend or square footage.

Initially available for corporate customers, but with future plans to expand into residential areas, the company currently focuses on serving the needs of Hong Kong’s financial and legal industries workers, which are its most active customer base. Hong Kong will have more than 260,000 such positions by 2016, eclipsing New York and London, according to London’s Center for Economics and Business Research. is currently adding more and more of the city’s corporate leaders as ordering clients every day. They can create an account online, enter their location and receive a list of merchants and services in their immediate area. They can then browse selections and order their meals.

About empowers the neighborhood economy by enabling customers to order online from their favorite local restaurants, grocery stores, wine and spirits shops, and laundry and dry cleaning providers. Every day more than one million customers explore their communities and order from more than 10,000 local businesses while at home, at work, or on the go. With headquarters in New York and a growing presence throughout the U.S. and internationally, makes e-commerce an integral part of local daily life, helping customers shop, businesses grow, and neighborhoods thrive.

Notable Hong Kong Merchants

Doppio Zero
Happy Cow Ice Cream
Harlan Goldstein’s Comfort
Koh Thai
Little Burro
Maya Cafe
Sugo Sushi To Go