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Week in International Intrigue: Whoppers, Wine Bars, Wing Zones


New York Fries, which doesn't exist in New York–or anywhere in the US–will be opening two shops in Istanbul shortly. The Candian chain is no stranger to cross-cultural items;  butter chicken poutine is already a menu standard.

There is a 10-seat French-ish restaurant in Tokyo called Fort Greene.

Next year Pakistan will likely get its first Burger King.

The Maldives already got their first taste of Whoppers.

2014 will also see McDonald's arriving in Vietnam.

Japanese robata grill, Inakaya, is expanding to India. Apparently, I work one block from NYC's Inakaya and had no idea. I've always been anti-restaurant week, but maybe?

Parisian wine bar and bistro, Racines, hopes to be in Tribeca by year's end.

There was recently a franchise expo in NYC and there was Bolivian interest in WingZone and Bangladeshis wanting to transport Subway to the Indian subcontinent.



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