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North Korea offers hamburgers, but won't call them by their western name

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Pyongyang, North Korea (AP)-- It's not possible to get a hamburger in the North Korean capital, but it is possible to buy "minced beef with bread" at Pyongyang's first fast
food restaurant.

A Singapore based company is reportedly provided training and equipment for
the new eatery.

The associated press was allowed to shoot video inside the restaurant as the staff prepared meals for customers.

The menu features many items that would be familiar to most Americans,
but while there is an item that looks like a hamburger and tastes like a
hamburger the North Koreans do not call it a hamburger.

The North Koreans are concerned about foreign influences and were
reluctant to call their "minced beef with bread" by its common American
name.

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