If Chinese Takeouts were a franchise they would be the largest franchise in America. There are more than 40,000 Chinese takeout restaurants, which is almost three times more than McDonalds 15,000. They take little space if needed and are versatile where they fit. They’re perfect for low rent areas. The purpose of them looking cheap and the same is that you know exactly what you’re getting – a greasy meal for under $10. This is critical to their business, because they want you to know that they’ve got fortune cookies, egg rolls, and fried chicken over rice even if none of these are actually Chinese.