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- n. Alternative spelling of hot pot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In cookerry, a dish consisting of small chops of mutton, seasoned with pepper and salt, and stewed in a deep dish between layers of sliced potatoes.
- n. A drink made by mixing warm ale with spirits.
- n. A local name in Utah of certain hot calcareous springs which have built up mounds of tufa around their orifices.
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Brands Inc.'s proposal to buy Little Sheep Group Ltd., the Chinese hot-pot restaurant-chain operator said on Tuesday.
The approval came less than a month after antitrust authorities approved a plan by Yum Brands Inc. of the U.S. to buy hot-pot restaurant operator Little Sheep Group Ltd.
Yum in May offered to acquire Little Sheep Group Ltd., the operator of a popular hot-pot chain in China, in a deal that values the company at more than $860 million.
The hillside Yangtze River port, famous for spicy hot-pot and often covered in fog, was China's capital from 1938 to 1945.
This week, China's antitrust regulators approved Nestlé's $1.7 billion purchase of candy maker Hsu Fu Chi International Ltd. That follows hot on the heels of approval for Yum Brands Inc. to buy hot-pot restaurant chain Little Sheep.
Yum Brands Inc, which operates 3,800 KFC and Pizza Hut chains in China, recently announced plans to expand in China by making a preliminary offer to take full control of Little Sheep Group Ltd., the operator of a popular Chinese hot-pot chain.
Private-equity firm Actis LLP invested $50 million in 2008 for a majority stake in Xiabu Xiabu Catering Management Co. The hot-pot restaurant operator has 160 restaurants in China and plans to open another 80 this year, said Lim Meng Ann , Actis's regional head.
U.S.-based Yum Brands signaled a new growth strategy for China with a preliminary offer to take full control of hot-pot restaurant chain Little Sheep.
Yum Brands , a leader in China's restaurant industry, plans to take its 27% stake in hot-pot chain Little Sheep Group to full ownership.
BEIJING— Yum Brands Inc.'s preliminary offer to take full control of Little Sheep Group Ltd., the operator of a popular hot-pot chain in China, has signaled a new growth strategy for Yum's largest market.
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