Earlier this Spring, I had blogged about a new Din Tai Fung was going to be opening at a shopping mall in Glendale, California called Americana at Brand. Well, the new restaurant is now open:
“Soup-dumpling temple Din Tai Fung is about to open its doors at the Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale, with exclusive truffle soup dumplings and a full bar. Its debut is scheduled for Monday [11/4/2013]. Located next to the lobby entrance of Nordstrom, the new 6,800-square-foot, 160-seat location will be the third Los Angeles-area Din Tai Fung (the other two, known for their long lines, are in Arcadia) and the fourth U.S. outpost of the popular Taiwan-based chain, which has 80 locations worldwide.”
I am still disappointed that a Din Tai Fung has not been opened in the San Francisco Bay Area! From my sources, I have heard the U.S. owners do not want to expand outside of Los Angeles and Seattle, where one was opened a few years ago. Otherwise, I’d be more than open my own Din Tai Fung. I already have a line of investors sold on the idea!