Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 566 – No Choice but to agree Part 1 of 2
This was the first time Feng Yu went to Zhang Han’s office. This was his Beijing Municipal Party Committee office. Beijing was richer than Bing City, and the office was bigger and nicer than Zhang Ruiqiang’s.
The only thing Feng Yu was not satisfied was the tea. Zhang Han’s father’s tea was not as nice as Zhang Ruiqiang’s.
“Uncle Zhang, I need a favor from you.” Feng Yu was straight to the point.
“As long as it is not against the rules, I will try my best to help.” Zhang Han’s father knew that his daughter and Wen Dongjun will be together in the future and there was nothing he could do. But Wen Dongjun was not a scheming person, and if he enters the government service, he will be at a disadvantage. When Zhang Han’s father was still in power, he could take care of Wen Dongjun. But what if he retires? Who will look after Wen Dongjun?
Zhang Han’s father was not confident to take care of Wen Dongjun after he retires. To let his daughter, have a good life in the future, Wen Dongjun needs to move up the ranks in the government.
Although Zhang Han’s father could not help Wen Dongjun for long, Wen Dongjun’s childhood friend, Feng Yu could. These two grew up wearing the same pant and were very close. If it were not for Feng Yu’s help, Wen Dongjun would not be able to buy two apartments in Beijing.
Zhang Han’s father cannot make both of them closer, but he must not let both of them drift apart. He knows that when he was still in power, he must help Feng Yu as much as possible to pave a path for his precious daughter.
When Feng Yu heard that Zhang Han’s father was willing to help him, he said: “I would want to treat Deputy Mayor Liu to a meal.”
Zhang Han’s father choked on his cigarette smoke. He knew that it should not be an easy task when Feng Yu had come to him for help. But he never expects Feng Yu wants to meet the Deputy Mayor.
“Xiao Feng, why do you want to meet Old Liu?”
“Nothing much. I want to buy a stake in Beijing Quanjude Company. I heard that the City Government is the one who makes all the decision. That’s why I am asking you to introduce me to Deputy Mayor Liu.” Feng Yu said casually.
“You want to buy a stake in what company? Quanjude? Isn’t that a roast duck restaurant?”
“This year May, the Beijing Quanjude Company was set up. I am interested in this company and want to invest in it.” Feng Yu explained.
“Although I do not have many interactions with Old Liu at work, we do not have any conflicts. It should not be a problem to ask him up. But I cannot interfere with the City Government’s work. I can’t help you much.” Zhang Han’s father wanted Feng Yu to know that he can’t help to persuade Deputy Mayor Liu.
“No problem. I am confident that I can convince him.” Feng Yu smiled.
“Okay. I will call him now.”
Deputy Mayor Liu did not know why Zhang Han’s father asked him out for dinner. But this was the first time Zhang Han’s father had invited him for dinner, and he can’t refuse. Furthermore, many of the City’s work needs the approval of Public Security. Zhang Han’s father was not only Beijing’s Director of Police Force, but he was also the Secretary of Public Security Committee.
“This evening 7 pm. Gao Zhuang Hotpot. You need me to send someone to pick you?”
“No need. I will be there myself.”
Gao Zhuang Hotpot was also an established restaurant in Beijing. It serves Sichuan Hotpot. Deputy Mayor Liu was from Shancheng, and Feng Yu had purposely arranged for the dinner to be at this restaurant.
10 minutes before 7 pm, 2 Songjiang Olympic model, cars stopped in front of the Hotpot restaurant. Misuse of government cars? Never mind. Even their higher-ups do not care about this. Why should he care?
Feng Yu had made a reservation for a VIP room and also a table in the main hall for the drivers.
After some simple introductions, Feng Yu invite everyone to have dinner first.
“It’s been a while since I had such authentic Sichuan Hotpot. I did not know that there is a restaurant in Beijing that serves such good hotpot.” Deputy Mayor Liu put down his chopsticks and wiped his sweat with a clean handkerchief.
“Hahaha. Luckily this is a double pot. I can’t handle the heat. It is too spicy.” Zhang Han’s father looked at the boiling red-hot chili oil in the pot. He tried a bit of the soup earlier and dare not to touch it again/
“Everyone of us has different tastes. But we still have hotpot together.” Feng Yu said.
Deputy Mayor Liu took a sip of tea: “Manager Feng, we are done eating. What is it you are looking for me?”
Deputy Mayor Liu was not sure of Feng Yu’s relationship with Secretary Zhang. Just because both were from Bing City? There was a huge difference in their age, and both should not be friends. Both of them might have some under table dealings.
But Deputy Mayor Liu also felt that this was impossible. Secretary Zhang had good reputations and was never seen being close to any businessmen. Could it be that this Manager Feng had some relations with the higher-ups? Secretary Zhang did not tell him anything.
“Mayor Zhang, are you in charge of the City’s funds?”
Deputy Mayor Zhang frowned. What does this young man want? He was interested in the City’s assets?
“I am the person-in-charge.” He was the Senior Deputy Mayor of Beijing, and even if he was not in charge of this, he could also make decisions. Deputy Mayor Liu was now very interested in what favors does Feng Yu wants from him.
“I want to invest in Beijing Quanjude Company.” Feng Yu replied.
“You want to invest in Quanjude? Why?” Deputy Mayor Liu knew that Beijing Quanjude Company was converted into a shareholding and he was the one who issued this order.
“Because I like Quanjude and I want to bring it to greater heights.” Feng Yu replied calmly as if bringing Quanjude to greater heights was an easy task.
“Bring it to greater heights? How are you going to do that?”
“Setting up a chain of restaurants.”
“We do not need your help to do this. We are also planning to do this ourselves.” What Feng Yu said was similar to Jiang Xianjun’s plans. Deputy Mayor Liu knew the benefits of this proposal, but why should they let other people invest in the company? They could do it themselves.
“Because I can let Quanjude grow within a short period. For instance, I can use restaurants to invest and merge into Quanjude Holdings. Or we can let the restaurants in Shancheng to serve our Quanjude roast ducks as their specialty. At the same time, we can serve the specialties of other regions.”
“You have restaurants in ShanCheng?” Deputy Mayor Liu asked.
“Currently I do not own any restaurants, but if you agree to let me invest, I will have restaurants immediately. Not only in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore and even in the US.” Feng Yu replied confidently.
All Feng Yu needs to do was to buy over some restaurants in good locations. This was an easy task for Feng Yu. In his previous life, customers need to queue up for Quanjude restaurants. The demand was much more than the supply. One reason was because of Quanjude’s brand, and the other was their roast ducks were very delicious.
With Quanjude’s brand and it’s roast ducks, the chain of restaurants will surely have good businesses. Especially the special sauce that comes with the roast ducks. Even the Westerners like the taste.
Deputy Mayor Liu saw Feng Yu’s confident reply, and he turned to Zhang Han’s father: “Secretary Zhang, what do you think?”
Deputy Mayor Liu was not asked Zhang Han’s father for his opinions. He was asking of Feng Yu can really deliver what he said. Zhang Han’s father had only introduced Feng Yu as a businessman from Bing City and did not tell him what business Feng Yu was doing.
“Manager Feng’s Wind and Rain brand, Aiwa brand, and Songjiang brand are all doing very well. I think it should not be a problem for him to manage Quanjude!”