September 1, 2014
North Korea's capital has its first fast-food restaurant.
Although you still can't get a hamburger in Pyongyang, newspaper
reports say the suspiciously similar "minced beef and bread" is
for sale at the restaurant.
Tokyo-based Choson Sinbo says a Singaporean company provided
training for the staff and supplied equipment for the restaurant,
which has an interior styled after fast-food joints the world over.
Ordinary North Koreans aren't likely to frequent the restaurant.
The minced beef and bread costs $1.70 and that would eat up more
than half of the average person's daily income.
The restaurant also offers kimchi, which is Korean pickled
cabbage, as well as waffles and draft beer. The newspaper says the
eatery plans to open a second store soon and add croissants and hot
dogs to the menu, but with Korean names.
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