Which Western Franchise Might Kim Jong Un Allow Into Pyongyang As A Gesture Of Goodwill?

Francis Lanzano Contributor
Which Western Franchise Might Kim Jong Un Allow Into Pyongyang As A Gesture Of Goodwill?

Answer: McDonald’s


FiveThirtyEight – “There are 37,241 McDonald’s restaurants in 120 countries, but not a single one in North Korea. In a recent fast-food development, however, Kim Jong Un, according to an intelligence report, may allow a “Western hamburger franchise” into Pyongyang as a gesture of goodwill. Perhaps that’s a good sign for the future.”

Why This Matters:

As Thomas Friedman once famously observed, no two countries that both had a McDonald’s had gone to war with one another.

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