Kung Fu Bing Recently Shuttered

Posted on: March 22nd, 2010 at 6:34 am by

With a surefire name like Kung Fu Bing, and a kitchy panda mascot to boot, we figured the fast food franchise would last longer than just eight months.  Especially given their delusions of grandeur about opening eighteen more outposts citywide.  As it happens, the Chinatown location at 79 Division Street recently shuttered.

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According to the lovable yellow signage, this outpost of Kung Fu Bing was allegedly “global store number 10001.”  And now it’s for rent.  A simple sign hanging in each of the windows advertises this fact, and includes a phone number to call if interested in leasing the space.

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Inside the restaurant is another story, though.  All the equipment remains intact, and bottles of hot sauce still sit on the tables. Even the surveillance TV is still running (toward the back, near the logo).

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