Saugus, MA

WWE Champion Visits Family-Owned Massachusetts Restaurant

Dianna Carney

(SAUGUS, MASSACHUSETTS) Kowloon Restaurant, a family-owned establishment in Massachusetts, has announced that they will be appearing on WWE NXT Battleground, a professional wrestling live-streaming event produced by WWE and aired on PeakcockTV and USANetwork.

The restaurant was visited by WWE NXT Champion and Framingham native Carmelo Hayes while getting ready for the upcoming match, which will take place in the nearby town of Lowell.

The restaurant posted on social media to express its gratitude to all those involved in making the meet-up with Hayes happen and has invited fans to watch the upcoming match. The post stated:

“Great having WWE NXT Champion and Framingham, MA native Carmelo Hayes who stopped by Kowloon as part of his Homecoming recently! Thank you Carmelo, WWE NXT , Jeremy Borash !”

Hayes, who enjoyed a delicious meal at Kowloon, expressed his appreciation for the restaurant and its owner, Andy Wong. In the video, he can be heard saying:

“We’re here in Boston in Kowloon’s. Shout out to Andy Wong, who invited us here to provide us with a meal. We’re gonna go ahead and we’re gonna sign a picture for him to put on that wall. All the greats are on that wall- names like John Cena, and everybody whose ever come through this city.”

What Is The Kowloon Restaurant?

Kowloon Restaurant, located in Saugus, Massachusetts, was established by the Wong Family in the 1950s under the name The Mandarin House. In 1958, Madeline and Bill Wong purchased the restaurant from the original owners, beginning the second generation of family ownership and renaming it Kowloon Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge.
Kowloon Restaurant was originally established in 1950 as The Mandarin HousePhoto byPhoto by Kowloon Restaurant

The business began to expand, and over the course of 73 years, the restaurant increased its seating capacity from 50 customers to 1200. In 2001, Madeline and Bill Wong were inducted into the Hospitality Hall of Fame by the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. Kowloon is now operated by the third generation of the Wong family. With a combined 60,000 likes and followers on social media, Kowloon is clearly a beloved community favorite.

Kowloon Restaurant has recently been in the news thanks to John Cena sending the owner a special gift- a pair of signed sneakers! Kowloon Restaurant has a long history of hosting famous guests, and the owner is proud to add Carmelo Hayes to the list. If you’re a fan of WWE, be sure to swing by Kowloon’s to check out Hayes signature hanging on the wall!
John Cena sent the gift to the family-owned restaurant located in Saugus, Massachusetts.Photo byKowloon Restaurant / Photo Edit by Dianna Carney

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