Donald Trump behind cheeseburger sell-out in Japan

Donald Trump behind cheeseburger sell-out in Japan

It appears that Donald Trump has a great number of fans outside the US, and in Japan in particular. It also appears that his culinary choices are to be applauded, and that he is a trendsetter in this regard. The President of the United States recently paid a visit to Japan; while in the capital, he paid a burger joint a visit – with some surprising results.

Munch’s Burger Shack in Tokyo served Trump one of its beef burgers. As soon as word got out, this American-style diner was inundated with patrons wanting to try the same patty as the US president.

A business lunch with a difference

The American-style diner was hired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to cater a business lunch for Trump and himself during the American president’s visit to Japan. Abe asked Munch’s Burger Shack to serve its signature Colby Jack Cheeseburger and captured Trump and himself chowing down on the burgers in a picture that depicted the pair eating lunch amidst a sea of ketchup, mustard bottles, and two Coca-Colas!

Following the president’s way

Since the picture was released, it appears that the Japanese have acquired a taste for the classic US sandwich, with the burger chain’s Toranomon branch selling out of cheeseburger by 3.20pm. The outlet did not even need a counter display from a stockist such as, or indeed any other smart marketing tools; instead, it got all the publicity it needed free of charge from the president!

In light of the success of the sell-out burger, Munch’s Burger Shack has released a special meal called the President Trump Combo and is clearly happy to capitalise on the free advertising it has been given.

A welcome surprise

The owner of Munch’s Burger Shack, Yutaka Tanagisawa, told Fuju News Network that he had been unbelievably surprised when he was asked to cook for the US president. After he had eaten his burger, Trump told him that it was very good.

It appears that a large number of people in Japan agree, considering the diner is fast selling out of its now-famous burgers. Trump’s taste in food is clearly one that should be watched, and no doubt other restaurants will be hoping for the same publicity when the president pays a visit to their location!

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