Yuanzi.fr aims to target the 600,000 Chinese population in France, combining good food, making friends and group-buying all on one platform.

Yuanzi works like this: It pushes out a round of group-buying deals for meals at various restaurants, displaying the date, time and maximum number of participants for each establishment. Interested users are then able to purchase the specific deals that they want. Users are able to see the profiles of other users who have also purchased the same deal, and add them as friends if they desire.

Once the deal is purchased and paid for via Alipay or Paypal etc., users simply show up at the stated date, time and venue to enjoy a meal and hopefully make friends with the other participants during the process. In this way, Yuanzi combines all three aspects – group-buying, social and food.

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Zen Soo

Zen is a tech journalist with a fondness for tech gadgets and pandas. She is also a full-time grad student studying business journalism at Tsinghua University, and often spends much time dreaming about...