KFC in Myanmar– Facebook page of KFC In Myanmar reached 120,000 likes. Either we like it or not, global fast food culture landed in Myanmar for the first time.
Hundreds of excited and hungry customers ate at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in Yangon on Tuesday, as Myanmar’s first-ever major U.S. fast restaurant chain opened business in the country’s largest city.
According to a fan, “I want them to taste this. It is my first time. My aunt in Singapore says it is also famous there,”.
But the spread of US-style fast food chain all over the world has gone hand in hand brought fears to consumers of over expanding waistlines.
The newly opened KFC in Myanmar becomes an instant trend. Many customers had been posing for selfies with their fried chicken aficionados and cold sodas.
For over a 50 years Myanmar’s economy was left due to mismanagement under the junta, when quasi-civilian government have grown up 51 million potential consumers expect of an economic surge in the nation.
Myanmar, also known as Burma, became one of the region’s poorest and most isolated countries.
Lotteria burger restaurant of South Korea opened its first branch in 2013 in Myanmar and now has seven outlets in the country.
Myanmar has seen a flood of foreign brands since the end of outright military rule in 2011, which brought up many Western sanctions.
Huge company in the US including drinks makers Coca Cola and Pepsi and carmakers Chevrolet and Ford have already established a sales presence in the country.
According to news report KFC Philippines shrugged off criticism for selling a hotdog wrapped in fried chicken instead of bread and covered in cheese sauce, the “Double Down Dog,” saying it had a similar calorie count to a double cheeseburger.