Myanmar’s fast-food industry attracts US attention as sanctions ease

US fast-food firms could flood into Myanmar after the easing of US-imposed sanctions to improve bilateral trade and allow more financial transactions to take place. The US Treasury, for instance, has removed from a blacklist seven state-owned enterprises and three state-owned banks – the Myanma Economic Bank, Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank, and Myanma Investment and […]

Myanmar’s economy opens doors to big brands

From fast food giants to coffee chains, tobacco companies and garment makers, Myanmar’s emerging economy is opening up to the world’s biggest brands It is just after 2pm at the newly built Pizza Hut on Yangon’s Dhammazedi Road. Clusters of staff throng around the entrance and waiters’ station as businessman Sein Min, who also goes […]

Getting a Reasonable Lunch (< US$5) in Yangon’s Western Restaurant

Located at the meeting point between the delicate aromatic flavours of China and Thailand and the intense fiery aromas of India, Myanmar’s cuisine reflects the diversity of the nation itself. Yangon is a cosmopolitan metropolis, home to some six million inhabitants and an ever-expanding expatriate community. Theoretically it should have a culinary scene to rival […]

US fast food chains trailing in Myanmar

Singapore’s Chewy Junior already has several outlets in prime locations in Yangon. Korea’s Lotteria & BBQ Chicken are just opening their first few outlets in Yangon in April. Malaysia’s Mary Brown announced that they will open 20 restaurants in the next 5 years in Myanmar. What is missing are the US fast food giants like […]