North Korea opens first fast food restaurant


North Korea has opened its first fast food restaurant in its capital of Pyongyang, The Korea Times reported on Sunday, citing the Choson Sinbo, a pro-North Korean newspaper based in Japan.

The restaurant named Samtaeseong sells food like hamburgers, waffles and beer for prices ranging from US$0.60 to US$1.70 each. It opened last month in a joint venture with a Singaporean company, which trained restaurant staff and supplied equipment. The North Korean side is providing employees and food materials.

Croissants and hot dogs will be added to the menu in the near future, according to the report.