Seating for 5,000? West Lake Restaurant in China

For those of us accustomed to dining out in a typically sized restaurant, seating for 250 or 500 people may make a restaurant seem massive.
So, how about these statistics for the West Lake Chinese Restaurant in Changsha, China? The restaurant was started in 2000 by Qin Lingzhi, who borrowed $10,000 to do so:
  • Nearly 950,000 square feet
  • Seating for 5,000 
  • A staff of more than 1,000, including 300 chefs
Click on the image to access an eye-opening Businessweek slideshow.



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