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Chinese Food By the Numbers: Koi

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Have you ever wondered how much work goes into having a successful Chinese restaurant? During Chinese Food Week, we are talking with some of the busier Chinese food restaurants to find out how much food they go through in a single week or month.

[Photo: Koi]

Today's by the numbers post takes us up to Evanston, to Koi, a popular Chinese and sushi spot among locals and those looking to get out of the city for a night. Just how popular is Koi?

In a single month Koi goes through:

· 800 pounds of white rice
· 80 gallons of soy sauce
· 10,000 fortune cookies

The restaurant dishes up more than 1,000 servings of their most popular items:
· 389 Mongolian plates
· 362 General Tao's plates
· 349 Koi Sesame plates

And the restaurant fullfils 1,565 carryout and delivery orders per month.


824 Davis Street, Evanston IL

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