Are you planning to eat out and wondering if the restaurant can accommodate you and 4,999 of your closest friends? If yes, you may have to travel a ways — all the way to Changsha, China. That is where the world’s largest Chinese restaurant is located.
How about these statistics for the West Lake Chinese Restaurant?
- The restaurant was started in 2000 by Qin Lingzhi, who borrowed $10,000 to do so.
- It has nearly 950,000 square feet (about twice the size of a large Wal-Mart).
- It seats 5,000.
- The restaurant employs a staff of more than 1,000, including 300 chefs.
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