Mr. Qingsong Wang
With a background in the military and experience with foreign trade, Mr. QingsongWang, together with his wife Yan Lu, founded “Green Tea International Youth Hostel,” in China’s Hangzhou West Lake District, the predecessor of Green Tea Restaurant Group. The origins of the company have had both a direct and indirect influence on its corporate culture as it strives to provide for its customers a fresh, natural, leisurely, and fashionable dining experience.
Under Mr. Wang’s management, Green Tea Restaurant Grouphas undergone rapid expansion in China. His continuous pursuit to provide customers with delicious delicacies, an elegant and comfortable dining environment, and a high value for cost experience, has been the cornerstone for Green Tea Restaurant Group’s success. In addition, Mr. Wang’s commitment to standardizing production and refining his professional management team has allowed him to achieve tight control over the quality of goods and services provided and the capacity to extend this to customers internationally.
The achievements of Green Tea Restaurant Grouptoday exemplify the realization of Mr. Wang’s entrepreneurial dreams. The culture of Green Tea Restaurant Groupcan be felt by every guest who dines with us. The company’s goal of catering dishes that are both delicious and reasonably priced not only satisfies its customers, but also demonstrates Green Tea Restaurant Group’s simple and ceaseless struggle to offer only the best for its customers.
Ms. Yan Lu
Ms. Yan Lu started her career as a dance teacher, but pursued her dream byswitchingto creative catering, co-founding Green Tea Restaurant Groupin 2008 with her husband Wang Qinsong.
The name “Green Tea Restaurant” originates from the couple’s first venture—the Green Youth International Youth Hostel. At first, Ms. Lu just wanted to open a youth hostel, but found that more people were lining up for a seat in the hostel’s Longjing Tea Garden than were lining up to stay in the hostel. By day, Ms. Lu would pick vegetables and catch fish, and by night she would bartend for guests of the hostel. This marked her journey into an industry that was filled with equal parts of challenge and gratification.
After nine years of hard work, she now has tens of thousands of followers on her Chinese social media platform,Weibo, and has created four different brands under Green Tea Restaurant Group, which has locations in 20 cities and employs more than 6,000 workers.
Ms. Luis not just an entrepreneur, but also a connoisseur of gourmet food. Her happiness stems from the sharing delicious foods she encounters to everyone, and seeing how fine food can bring bliss to friends who taste it. Ultimately, for her, the biggest driving force of her business is the ability to sharedelicious food to her customers.