[UPDATED, Oct 2]
While several businesses have already shut their doors no thanks to Covid-19, there are others that have managed to pull through this pandemic.
It's definitely some good news amid all the bad that we are seeing various businesses opening new stores and outlets in Singapore this year.
Here are the new places that have opened this in the last few months:
Beauty In The Pot opens new outlet in Nex
Calling all hotpot lovers in the North! Beauty In The Pot’s newest outlet in Nex is now open for business.
Opening specials include a new Flaming Moutai Herbal Drunken Chicken soup base ($22++ for a single pot, $12++ for a twin pot), which is exclusive to the Nex outlet and available for a limited time only. The Flaming Moutai is a spin-off of the chain’s popular Herbal Drunken Chicken Broth, with an added drizzling of Moutai, one of China’s most well-known brands of baijiu.
The other thing that sets this Beauty In The Pot outlet apart? its unicorn-themed decor and complimentary unicorn-themed ice cream that every diner is entitled to.
Address: 23 Serangoon Central #02-01, NEX, Singapore 556083
Yun Nans opens 3rd Outlet in Nex
After branches in the eastern and the western parts of Singapore, the Chinese chain has headed North with its culinary offerings with its third store in Nex. Using ingredients from Yunnan China, Yun Nans Nex will offer 10 exclusive dishes, including crispy duck with chillies and poached seabass in spicy pickled vegetable broth, in addition to its already well-loved menu items.
Address: 23 Serangoon Central #B1-15, NEX, Singapore 556083
Kenny Rogers Roasters returns with 2nd outlet back in Century Square
Founded by the late country singer Kenny Rogers, the chicken-based restaurant chain shuttered all its Singapore stores in April last year. Days later, local F&B company Lao Huo Tang Group took over its franchise rights and within the same year, reopened its first outlet in Jem.
Last week (Aug 29), Kenny Rogers Roasters announced the opening of a second outlet in Century Square, where it was once located. Easties can now grab the famous Rotisserie-roasted chicken once again, and also try the Kenny’s Nasi Lemak.
Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #02-20/27, Century Square, Singapore 529509
French sporting goods retailer Decathlon will be opening its fifth experience store in Orchard.
Launching on Sept 12, the new outlet will be located at The Centrepoint shopping mall and will replace department store Metro.
Address: 176 Orchard Rd, The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843
Shake Shack's 4th outlet
Looks like Singaporeans can't get enough of this American burger chain. Shake Shack has opened its fourth Singapore post in Suntec City with exclusive menu items — the ShakeMeister (for a limited time only), which comes with a generous fried shallots topping, and Matcha Made in Heaven, a strawberry-matcha frozen custard.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-357, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Popular Thai milk tea store ChaTraMue will be opening its flagship store at Paya Lebar Quarter on Aug 29.
With over 20 drinks on the menu and soft-serve options as well, customers have a wide variety of items to choose from.
The store even sells their own tea and cocoa powder for those who prefer to make their own, and there are plans to open another store at One Raffles Place late next month.
Address: 10 Paya Lebar Road, #01-38, Singapore 409057
- Monday to Friday, 8am to 10pm
- Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 10pm
Kumoya, known for its themed pop-up cafe concepts, is opening a new cafe at Orchard Central this Saturday (Aug 29).
The pop-up cafe, named Rilakkuma – The Relax Cafe, is part of a year-long collaboration between San-X Japan and Kumoya. The Rilakkuma-themed cafe will run for six months, with other San-X characters to follow.
The menu features a range of mains such as pastas and rice, as well as desserts and beverages.
Address: Kumoya @ Orchard Central: 181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896, #04-09
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am to 9.30pm
BreadTalk debuts 'soy milk on tap'
On Friday (Aug 28), BreadTalk opened its new store in Orchard, with its exclusive Soy Milk On Tap concept.
Located at Wheelock Place, the store offers house-brewed soy milk, which comes in various flavours like peanut, lychee and pumpkin.
To commemorate the new opening, BreadTalk is currently having a one-for-one promotion on all Soy-On-Tap beverages till Sept 27.
Address: Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Rd, #B2-01 Singapore 238880
- Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 9pm
- Friday to Saturday, 8am to 9.30pm
Last Sunday (Aug 3), Cheap Eats Seafood Buffet Facebook page announced the opening of a seafood buffet, featuring Chinese, Western and Japanese food items.
While no specific store name or address has been dropped yet, it hinted that the location will be near Henderson Waves and more details will be revealed next month.
According to the Facebook page, the grand opening will be on Sept 25.
- Lunch – 11.30am to 3pm
- Dinner – 5.30pm to 10pm