Myanmar smells fast food success as KFC heads for Yangon

YANGON — There is something in the air around Myanmar’s developing restaurant industry. It smells a lot like standard fried chicken, but this time it is seasoned with a liberal dash of high-end optimism. In a significant development for the country’s nascent fast food sector, Yum! Brands of the U.S. recently announced that its KFC […]

Sharky’s One-Man Empire Brings Locavore Cuisine to Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — Tired of running a nightclub in Geneva, the businessman known as Sharky was looking for a second act. So he returned to his native Myanmar and hatched an unlikely idea: growing and making fine food in an impoverished military dictatorship. Sharky, whose real name is U Ye Htut Win, has spent a […]