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Taipei City, TW – JB Burgers

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World famous French entertainer Guillaume Cadilhac checked in with us from a stop in Taipei City at JB’s Burgers, which has been around a few years, and was started by some ‘expat experts’ in burgermania. Cadilhac’s performs under the name Kayoumin, and delights Asian audiences with Mandarin renditions of French love songs.

JB’s offers a loaded up burger for TWD 225, or about $7 US. Their regular hamburger clocks in at about USD $3.00, and you have your choice of beef or pork patties, with a lot of extra toppings, which range from the simple (peanut butter, at 50 cents) to the sublime (blue cheese, at a buck). Add an extra meat patty for $1.80.

A veggie patty is also available. Like most fast food outlets in Asia, JB’s offers a full range of beers along with traditional soft drinks. Fresh cut fries with dipping sauces are the the standard issued side order.  A side of vegetable sticks is available as a healthier option.

Cadilhac pronounced the burger as “pretty good”, but we were more impressed with his fellow diner, whom we would find distracting enough as to not remember the burger.

Ah, but for the French…….food and amore, eh? Thanks for the note, Guillaume!


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The Genius of 7-Eleven

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My better 2/3rds often says my car has a special device that doesn’t let it drive past a 7-Eleven. That may be so. I love 7-Eleven. It used to be pretty scummy, but under the current Japanese ownership, it grows more impressive by the day.

Lately, I have been enthused about their creation of so many branded products. What genius! They get quality control, increased profits, more exposure to their brand, and price points that are often below the nationally-branded products that they carry. In some locales, they even stock proprietary beer.

I was thinking about them this morning because Burger reporter Kayoumin’s (if the idea of French love songs in Mandarin intrigues you, check out Kayoumin’s music!) blast from Taipei also included a shot of 7-Eleven Hot Dogs (below). Taiwan is about 1/4 the size of Iowa, in square miles. yet they have 4,000 7-Eleven stores! FOUR THOUSAND! That’s a lot of Big Gulps!

I’m not sure how many 7-Elevens there are in Iowa, but New Orleans has zip. May be the real reason I had to leave.

I did a post the other day on some 7-Eleven’s adding 24 hour hot food, like pizza, and wings. “Ready-to-eat” is one of the fastest growing grocery categories, so this makes sense, especially when you have competing fast foods in the same neighborhood adding all sorts of adjunct offerings, like Subway having breakfast, and the “Hut” (nee Pizza Hut) adding wings and pasta.

At a 9.99 flat price for pizza, 7-Eleven’s wouldn’t have to be all that grand in order to make a dent in local pizzerias, and one only need look at gas station pizza “franchises” like Hunt Brothers (6,000 outlets currently) to see what the market potential is. How many 7-Elevens worldwide you ask? Over 30,000; 5,000 in the US alone, of which about 80% are franchised operations.

Japanese business excels at taking US “inventions” and marketing them well (like the video tape recorder). It’s always fascinating to watch what they do with their acquisitions. It’s going to be fun to see 7-Eleven continue to evolve.

Map of 7-Eleven in Taiwan


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