From a street snack
to a statement dish
in the world stage.

From a modest street snack to a statement dish representing Chinese culinary culture in the world stage, the history of Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings) resembles the tale of an ugly duckling turning into a swan

At Ugly Dumpling®, we are committed to taking our diners to a journey full of flavours and culture. Whether it’s at our dine-in locations or our “Grab&Dip” fast-service spots, we invite you to join us in the world of exciting authentic flavors re-imagined.

A captivating glimpse into the inviting interior of Ugly Dumpling restaurant. Warm lighting illuminates the vibrant decor, creating a cozy and stylish atmosphere that sets the stage for a delightful dining experience.

A future together with UGLY DUMPLING®

Vertex Group is a rapid growing F&B group that has established restaurant brands such as Hook & Reel and KPot. We have expanded across the continent of USA in the past decade. Our newest creation –Ugly Dumpling®– is a step forward in our way to a bigger success. With the team behind our well-established F&B brands, and a proven winning formula, Ugly Dumpling® plans to open in over 1000 QSR locations by the year 2027. We welcome you to be part of this amazing journey.

our franchisees say it best.

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“Ugly Dumpling's professionalism is impressive. The franchise provides support and guidance, which has helped me create a successful business with delicious food”

Emma Freeman
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“Ugly Dumpling's franchise community provides support, encouragement, and a sense of belonging. It's more than a business opportunity, it's a family”

Tom Lee
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“Ugly Dumpling provides a successful business model, training, resources, and marketing efforts, which have helped me create a profitable business”

David Jones
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“Ugly Dumpling's focus on quality and customer satisfaction has helped me build a successful business with happy, loyal customers”

Mary Smith

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The Ugly Dumpling® Revolution is coming!
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Grab a bao, Bite the fun.

Dine-in @ Ugly Dumpling®
Enjoy the world of exciting flavors and fun with friends and family.

Grab & Go @ Ugly Dumpling®
Grab, Dip Sip & Repeat - our juicy XLB anytime, anywhere.



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