fast food

JAL Begins Serving Yoshinoya, Some Assembly Required

The Japanese airline industry has recently entered a phase of stiff competition as low cost carriers from countries like Europe have entered the scene.  Mainstays JAL and ANA have had to come up with more creative solutions to attract people to their higher-priced offerings.

JAL’s initiative has been to collaborate with popular restaurant chains so that people can enjoy their favorite foods instead of the dishes that are so-often the target of stand-up comedians.  Already they have sold hamburgers from fast food chain Mos Burger in a project called AIR Mos Burger, as well as dumplings from popular Chinese food chain Edosei with AIR NikumanThe third time’s the charm as now the granddaddy of Japanese fast food comes to the skies with AIR Yoshinoya.

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Forget Apple Fries, Burger King Japan to Offer Grilled Apple Burger

A few years back, Burger King joined the ranks of those fast food chains trying to present a “healthier” image of themselves by offering Apple Fries, apples slices cut to look like french fries in their kids meals.

Now, Burger King has gone back to the orchard to pick a fresh new idea for its Japanese customers: the BK RiNGO.

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The Dodeca-Whopper: 12 Patties of Burger King Greatness Stacked Between Two Buns Because We Can

So by now you’re probably thinking, “Those RocketNews24 guys must really love fast food hamburgers.”

Well, you’re right.

It’s our policy here at RocketNews24 to leave no hamburger un-tasted, no chain un-visited and, where there is the opportunity, enlighten the masses to unorthodox and innovative ways to enjoy their favorite fast food meal.

Most recently, when we learned that Burger King lets you stack on as many hamburger patties as you have the stomach to support, we decided to test the claim by ordering a Double Whopper with 10 extra patties.

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McDonald’s “Broadway Burger” Is More “Off-Broadway” Yet Delicious Nonetheless

The newest in McDonald’s Big America Series of US themed hamburgers, the Broadway Burger has been released amid much confusion over its name.  No one can really understand what’s so “Broadway” about this thing.

Anyone who has been to Manhattan knows it’s the home of some of the finest restaurants in the world.  Only on Broadway can you see a world-class play and then walk up the street to a plethora of restaurants for your choice of international cuisine. Read More

Investigation of North Korea Reveals Their Fried Chicken Is Pretty Good

In these days of globalization there are very few countries that can keep themselves shrouded in a veil of mystery like North Korea does. Although there is information out there, it can be hard to get a clear picture of what life is like in such a guarded nation. For example, how do they eat?

North Korea would never allow Western businesses like McDonald’s or KFC to get their greedy capitalist hands on its people, but that doesn’t mean they reject the fast food format itself. In February, 2012, one lucky Japanese traveler in Pyongyang was able to experience what a North Korean fast food shop was like first-hand and document it.

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China McDonald’s Finally Brings Curly Fries to The Asian Masses

China’s McDonald’s restaurants are pretty much the same as they are in other countries. They have the fries and burgers that we all have come to know and love. They use a different kind of oil for frying that’s out of this world, but that should be expected of a country that has centuries of experience in the art of fried food.

Now it seems McDonald’s China has also staged a coup in the fast-food realm and adopted the curly fry! We rushed in to investigate how they match up.

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McDonald’s Attempts To Ban Japanese University Students From Store During Testing Week

Anyone who has lived in a college town in America has probably experienced walking into a fast food restaurant or coffee shop during exam week to find every table occupied by students with their noses pressed into their textbooks.

While residents may grumble about it from time to time, hoarding a table for long study sessions is more or less a socially accepted practice in America and other Western countries.

However, this is not the case in Japan, where the prevailing view is that customers should leave soon after they finish eating to make room for other people who may want to sit down. Of course, given that Japan has nowhere near the amount of developable land as America, that way of thinking is only natural.

Yet times change and recently more and more Japanese students are choosing eateries as their cramming location of choice.

Students at Kansai Gakuin Univeristy in Hyogo Prefecture are no exception, with the McDonald’s in front of Kōtōen Station being a popular location in particular.

However, controversy erupted earlier this week when the manager of the McDonald’s, with the endorsement of the university, banned students from entering the store during finals week.

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Wendy’s Japan Xtreme Taste Test: We Buy One Of Everything On The Menu, 33 Items For $221.09

American fast food chain Wendy’s is back in Japan and already many customers have trekked to the first store in Omotesando. Some very enthusiastic customers even lined up as early as 4 am on opening day!

Now, it’s all well and good that the launch itself was a success—but how about the taste?

Being the champions of journalism that we are, we decided to answer this question by ordering one of everything from the Wendy’s menu and bringing it back to our office for a taste test party!

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Wendy’s Strikes Back In Japan With Foie Gras, Wasabi Avacado. Wendy-chan Spotted Loitering Outside New Store At 4AM

American fast-food chain Wendy’s is back in Japan!

The flagship store opened at midnight on December 27 in Omotesandō, Tokyo, two years after the company had pulled out of the market due to falling profits.

We headed out at 4AM to see the Wendy’s for ourselves and when we arrived, TV stations were preparing their cameras to cover the burger chain’s grand re-opening.

It looks like Wendy’s will have some media coverage to help it get its name out there, but will Japanese customers heed the call?

There was already one person lining up outside by the time we arrived, though we have reason to believe that she may be just a little biased.

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What Kind of Hamburger Is Worth 23 Bucks?

Every day on my way to work, I pass one of the many outlets of fast-food giant Lotteria. Usually, I grab a cup of coffee there and drink it as I head to the office, but this morning something new caught my eye.

They’re selling Matsusaka Beef hamburgers? Hamburgers made from one of the best quality meats in Japan, famous for its exquisite marbling? But at 1800 yen (about $23), that’s a pretty steep price tag for a fast-food burger… Will it be worth it?
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The Lotteria Tower Cheeseburger Returns, We Stack 30 Patties Because We Can

On June 24th Japanese hamburger chain Lotteria put the legendary Tower Cheeseburger back on the menu as a limited time promotion. Read More

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