Not sure when, but the only other official location at Union City might know the opening date. As I drove by the other day the signage was already up.
It will be at 215 Ellsworth, across the street from Walgreens.
The Asian Gourmet free circulation July/Aug 07 edition has a huge feature article on the successful chain and a background on the CEO, with over 700 locations worldwide, several in Canada, and now 2 in the Bay Area. Supposedly in China this place outsells Mickey D's and The Colonels Fried goodness.
Looks like the former "Little Sheep" hot pot in Milpitas was a fake/imitation, and they have since changed their name.
According to the article, Little Sheep uses a herbal soup base that consists of dried longan (guei yuen), goji berry, and up to 10 more Chinese herbals for the base flavor.
Looking forward to trying their hand made meatballs, beef slices for hot pot (yes available), Mongolian beef pancake and Mongolian style noodles. This should be interesting also for those who don't like lamb/mutton for its gamey texture, although they say the hot pot herbal broth will help remove that taste.