Tuesday, March 13, 2007

If at First You Don't Succeed...

Well, at least you can call Burger King persistent. The company pulled out of Poland a few years ago, selling all its restaurants to KFC. Well, the grill broiled burgers are coming back. And, if I am not mistaken, the new license is held by AmRest Holding, the same company that pulled the plug last time. McDonalds survived in Poland, just recently celebrating 15 years there. Why anybody would chose a McDonalds "burger" over Burger King is a mystery to me.

In 1996, I came to Kielce for the anniversary of the pogrom there. I got into a taxi in the evening and asked the driver to take me to the most happening spot in town. We drove for a while and drove up to the place. It was Burger King.... How things change.


GSteed said...

I tried Burger King. The stores were dirty. The tables not cleaned. Often the coffee was weak and the shakes watered. McDonald's was better!

beatroot said...

Macs didn’t just survive they have turned around a drop in sales in Europe and are now selling more Thingy Burgers than ever before. Poland included.

Burger King is better but…I eat Big Macs as a political statement. Prince Charles hates em’, so it’s a British republican’s duty to eat them!