Leeann Chin is a limited-service Asian concept specializing in authentic Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine. Leeann Chin opened the first Leeann Chin Chinese restaurant in Minnetonka, Minnesota, in 1980 after emigrating to the U.S. from Canton, China, in 1956. After selling then buying back the company, it was eventually purchased by Mandarin Holdings — which also operates Asia Grille and Chin's Asia Fresh — in 2007. The restaurant chain offers “quick and contemporary Asian cuisine,” which it bills as an alternative to quick-service chains and traditional sit-down Chinese restaurants. Its fresh and healthy menu appeals to on-the-go consumers.
|2009 Systemwide Sales||$44,000,000*|
|% Change in Sales||10.0%|
|2009 U.S. Units||41|
|% Change in Units||5.1%|
|2009 Average Unit Volume||$1,100,000*|
|% Change in AUV||0.0%|
|Future 50 Year||2010|