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.
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.
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 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.
Cold Stone Creamery, an ice-cream parlor franchise from Arizona, USA, is known for its mix-ins and lively service culture where the workers would sing a tune or two when tipped by the customers.
Tipping is not common in Asia though; so I guess the staff would probably sing along whenever they feel like it. Sharing some videos of the staff in action from Cold Stone Creamery outlets in Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan…
Japan – Forget ice cream, the girls are champs…