WASHINGTON — China’s first Chinese food delivery and wholesale business has opened its first U.S. location and plans to add a second one in Houston later this year, according to the company.
Andreas Delivering & Delivery (ADDA), a franchise of China’s state-owned CNOOC, plans to open in Houston in late January, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
The company also plans to start a U.K. branch later this summer, according the statement.
Andre as the company’s chairman and CEO, said the company would start operations in Houston as early as this summer.
China’s economy has grown by 4.5% in the last year and 7.6% over the last two years, according a Bloomberg survey.
The U.N. Development Programme expects China to grow at 6.2% this year and 9.3% over 2018.
Andre said ADDA would provide food and grocery services for up to 3,000 customers.
ADDA said it is also in talks with U. S. restaurants and is considering opening another Houston location.