the Jumbo seafood franchise chain has grown from just 1 corner at UDMC Seafood Centre (now just known as East Coast seafood centre) in the early 80's to many outlets found in many prime tourists &/or shipping districts.
in order to have fast turnover of food & customers, many of the favourite dishes are pre-cooked and re-heated; just like another of Singapore's favourite local high cholesterol larded dishes char kway teow
Jumbo augment staff with hotel & hospitality students from northern China attached on internship basis.
in some respects, many foreign & local guests are oblivious to fact that seafood at most of these white linen table cloth food franchise outlets (the other being Long Beach & NO SIGN BOARD; yup even that is a local brand name) have become nothing more than fast food sea food served on white linen
ironically, the best seafood are located at outlets attached to food courts found in many of Singapore's public housing estates (HDB)
these restaurants rely on repeat business & dare not cut corners. penny pinching residents of public housing in Singapore make sure they are getting their monies' worth.
one added benefit is that there is no 7% Goods & Services tax at these mom & pop sea food restaurants; the beer is also cheaper than served at restaurant chains
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