Chain Links: Israeli-style Hamburgers
Israel has 52 Burger Kings and 55 Burger Ranches. This summer that will change to zero and 107. According to a press release, “recent research indicated that the Israeli style of hamburgers was far more popular.” But they don’t explain what an Israeli-style hamburger is! I need to know. [Jerusalem Post]
I would’ve imagined that South Korea already had a fast food bibimbap restaurant, yet Bibigo, selling the mixed rice dish, just launched in Seoul Monday. The company has its sights set on Beijing, Singapore and Los Angeles for 2010. Maybe their wish to become the “McDonald’s or Starbucks of Korean food” will be realized. I would've worked in a Pinkberry reference. [JoongAng Daily]
Chart that needs no Hebrew skills to interpret is from Burger Ranch's Facebook page.
Bibigo actually solicited some Western opinions when they were still developing their concept – you see their reaction here: http://www.zenkimchi.com/FoodJournal/archives/4195