Saturday, November 18, 2017

Fact of the Day: World's Oldest Restaurant

While contested, the world's oldest restaurant is probably Ma Yu Ching's Bucket Chicken House in Kaifeng, China. It opened in 1153 and survived many wars, invasions, and dynasty changes since then but did not continuously operate because of some of these conflicts. 

13 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Come on you chickens.

Moving with Mitchell said...

He was a colonel in the Chinese Army and eventually opened a chain of Bucket Chicken Houses in the USA... (well, maybe I lie).

RO said...

Wow! To be in business that long despite all the challenges is pretty amazing! Happy Saturday! Hugs...RO

Pat Hatt said...

Eat your chicken out KFC.

Christine said...

Incredible!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I bet it's a Kentucky Fried Bucket Chicken House!

Marg said...

I bet that was some good eating. Interesting fact. Have a great Saturday.

happyone said...

Wow, who would have thought that. Interesting.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW, need to visit if I get a chance!

Sandra Cox said...

Good gravy! That is seriously a long time to remain in business:)
Do you have to work this weekend? Hope you enjoy it whether you are at home or work.

Martha said...

Wow, that's incredible!

stephen Hayes said...

I ate lunch in a restaurant in Germany that had served Charlemagne in the 800s.

Fundy Blue said...

And here I thought I was doing well to make it to the Union Oyster House in Boston which opened in 1826! LOL