Wee Nam Kee founder dies: Here are other famous chicken rice empires

Boon Tong Kee's chicken rice. Founder Thian Boon Hua started Boon Tong Kee as a stall in Chinatown in 1979.
Boon Tong Kee's chicken rice. Founder Thian Boon Hua started Boon Tong Kee as a stall in Chinatown in 1979.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Mr Wee Toon Ouut, founder of popular local chicken rice chain Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice Restaurant, died on Oct 13. These are the other home-grown chicken rice businesses in Singapore.

In 1979, founder Thian Boon Hua started Boon Tong Kee as a stall in Chinatown serving Cantonese chicken rice.

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