27 Dec '11, 10am

US fast-food chain Wendy's reopens in Japan

US fast-food chain Wendy's reopens in Japan

Wendy's/Arby's International company President Darrel van Ligten (right) poses with a hamburger with Wendy's Japan CEO Ernest Higa (left) and its Public Relations Idol Wendy (centre) during the reopening ceremony of Wendy's first restaurant in Tokyo on Dec 27, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO (AFP) - United States (US) fast-food chain Wendy's, known for its square beef patties and baked potatoes, on Tuesday unveiled a foie gras burger as it sprang back into life in Japan. Two years after shutting up shop because of falling profits, Wendy's is hoping its exotic new menu will tickle the sophisticated Japanese palate. The regular buns are still there but are joined by the foie gras burgers, which cost 1,280 yen (S$21), and avocado and wasabi burgers (820 yen) as well as grilled chicken served with truffle and porcini mushroom sauce (920 yen). Wendy's withdrew from Japan in 2009 afte...

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