Kobayashi pranks the New York Cosmos

Famous Japanese competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi goes undercover at Buffalo Wild Wings as he pranks the New York Cosmos (soccer club) and midfielder Peri Marošević into a chicken wings eating contest. Nice one for April Fools.

Nathans Famous – The Story

Video introducing the Nathan’s Famous, an American fast food chain specializing in hot dogs, and perhaps most famous for its annual hot dog eating contest.

First McDonald’s in Moscow in 1990

Old video showing the long queue on the opening day (Jan 31, 1990) of the first – and back then the world’s largest – McDonald’s restaurant in former Soviet Union.

The restaurant was operated by McDonald’s Canada instead of the American HQ, probably to avoid sensitivity issue as the Cold War has just ended.

McDonald’s also opened its first outlet in mainland China in October the same year.

Subway is world’s largest restaurant chain

Subway sandwichSubway has surpassed McDonald’s as the world’s largest restaurant chain in terms of units. Subway had 33,749 restaurants around the globe at the end of 2010, while McDonald’s had 32,737.

Subway is not popular in Asia though, only 1000+ of its outlets are in this region, less than 5% of its total units which are spread across 95 countries.

Its spokesperson has named India and China among its high growth nations, but it remains to be seen if they could survive in long run. Culturally Asians have yet to accept sandwich or burger as staple food.

And the idea of eating healthily – which Subway is famous for – works only in a few places in this part of the world. Pricing and taste prevail.

Grace Park Hawaiian Tour

Hawaiian food and lifestyle, as introduced by Korean-Canadian actress Grace Park – one of the main leads in American TV series Hawaii Five-0