A French roast chicken set from La Rotisserie. The chain is closing all its branches in Hong Kong after nine years. Photo: La Rotisserie
A French roast chicken set from La Rotisserie. The chain is closing all its branches in Hong Kong after nine years. Photo: La Rotisserie

Hong Kong protests, pandemic, squeezed profits: closure of La Rotisserie, French roast chicken chain, ends three-year struggle to survive

  • The restaurant chain announced this week it would close on January 7. Two of its co-founders blame three years of struggle and an inability to grow fast enough
  • The 2019 street protests, Covid-19 and delivery firms’ squeeze on profits were factors, they said; investors also didn’t want to put money in a Western business

Topic |   Coronavirus Hong Kong
A French roast chicken set from La Rotisserie. The chain is closing all its branches in Hong Kong after nine years. Photo: La Rotisserie
A French roast chicken set from La Rotisserie. The chain is closing all its branches in Hong Kong after nine years. Photo: La Rotisserie
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