Pizza Hut in Shanghai goes upscale fancy

Food giant Yum China gives its Pizza Hut brand a high-end makeover amid rising competition and flagging sales.VIDEO: REUTERS
Food giant Yum China gives its Pizza Hut brand a high-end makeover amid rising competition and flagging sales.
Food giant Yum China gives its Pizza Hut brand a high-end makeover amid rising competition and flagging sales.PHOTO: REUTERS

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VIDEO: FAST-FOOD FASHION

A Pizza Hut outlet in Shanghai now has Italian marble counters, fancy brass lamps and waitstaff dressed in sleek purple and black uniforms designed by well-known American fashion designer Anna Sui.

Watch a Reuters video about the glitzy makeover that food operator Yum China has given to its Pizza Hut brand in China, in a bid to boost sales amid rising competition.

Fast-food fashion: Yum China's plan to get Pizza Hut back in vogue: http://str.sg/oejH

A RECIPE TO TRY

When it comes to cooking, New York Times writer Alison Roman believes that less is more.

She advises seasoning vegetables with just two or three ingredients - there is no need to sprinkle them with the contents of your pantry, she says.

Chicken and potatoes are also a tried-and-tested match that does not need anything else getting in the way.

Follow her recipe for chilli butter chicken with vinegared potatoes cooked on a sheet pan for a quick meal. You can use a whole chicken or opt for chicken parts.

Make a dish of fiery-orange chilli butter chicken with tangy potatoes: http://str.sg/oejb

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 07, 2018, with the headline 'Pizza Hut in Shanghai goes upscale fancy'. Print Edition | Subscribe