First Barbie themed restaurant

US toymaker Mattel has chosen a restaurant in Taipei, the capital of the Republic of China , to open a Barbie Café. Mattel picked Taiwan because “theme restaurants there are very popular and successful and we believe that the Barbie Café can promote our brand image,” said Iggy Yip, a manager in Mattel’s consumer products division in China. Taiwan has been one of the greatest Barbie dolls manufacturing centres after Mattel relocated its production lines to China to lower costs in the late 1980s.