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No more Burger King... whitey doomed to wander without end
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Alyallen



Joined: 29 Mar 2004
Location: The 4th Greatest Place on Earth = Jeonju!!!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YoshaMazov wrote:
sojourner1 wrote:
Are there other Burger Kings in Korea other than the one Itaewon?


In any city there should be loads of BKs, McDonald's, KFCs, Pizza Huts, Dominos, etc. I can't walk for 10 minutes in Suwon without running into a KFC; there are 2 in Suwon Station and another 2 blocks away.


Come to Jeonju: 600,000 people and not a since BK to be found. We had a Subway's for a minute and it imploded into a Hammy Yummy..whatever the *beep* that is Rolling Eyes
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safeblad



Joined: 17 Jul 2006

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alyallen wrote:
YoshaMazov wrote:
sojourner1 wrote:
Are there other Burger Kings in Korea other than the one Itaewon?


In any city there should be loads of BKs, McDonald's, KFCs, Pizza Huts, Dominos, etc. I can't walk for 10 minutes in Suwon without running into a KFC; there are 2 in Suwon Station and another 2 blocks away.


Come to Jeonju: 600,000 people and not a since BK to be found. We had a Subway's for a minute and it imploded into a Hammy Yummy..whatever the *beep* that is Rolling Eyes


tell me about it, come to Jeju Free International City, the hawaii of the orient, sports mecca, the new hong kong/singapore. One Burger King, long closed down in a still empty building (below the closed cinema, near the closed lotteria)

Whats the first thing I do when I get to seoul?
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Privateer



Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Location: Easy Street.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never mind the Burger King. Is the Smokey Saloon still open? They do/did some excellent burgers.
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seoulsucker



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Location: The Land of the Hesitant Cutoff

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Privateer wrote:
Never mind the Burger King. Is the Smokey Saloon still open? They do/did some excellent burgers.


If I didn't have to wait for a table every single time I've gone there, it would be one of my favorite places in Itaewon. They gotta expand, mang. The whole operation.
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mindmetoo



Joined: 02 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dev wrote:
I heard from someone working in Itaewon that BK moved because the land owner raised his rent to 10,000,000 won a month.


Yeah, that's pretty common. The Starbucks in Myeong Dong had its rent doubled at the end of its contract. It said buh bye and moved down a block.
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Dev



Joined: 18 Apr 2006

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seoulsucker wrote:
Privateer wrote:
Never mind the Burger King. Is the Smokey Saloon still open? They do/did some excellent burgers.


If I didn't have to wait for a table every single time I've gone there, it would be one of my favorite places in Itaewon. They gotta expand, mang. The whole operation.


Agreed. They have only a few tables and they're often full. Really good food though.

I've heard that Nashville's does a good burger too.
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Demophobe



Joined: 17 May 2004

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mindmetoo wrote:
cdninkorea wrote:
PS OP: What happened to the pictures of the pretty ladies? I miss them.


Demaphobe doesn't like them.


Wow. Their monicker is like mine. Neat.

You sure give that guy a lot of power. I bet he likes your new avatar though. I mean, it just cuts to the bone, doesn't it?

Powerful.
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hogwonguy1979



Joined: 22 Dec 2003
Location: the racoon den

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dev wrote:
seoulsucker wrote:
Privateer wrote:
Never mind the Burger King. Is the Smokey Saloon still open? They do/did some excellent burgers.


If I didn't have to wait for a table every single time I've gone there, it would be one of my favorite places in Itaewon. They gotta expand, mang. The whole operation.


Agreed. They have only a few tables and they're often full. Really good food though.

I've heard that Nashville's does a good burger too.


yeah they do, havent been there in a while, they also did a heck of a shish kebab. in the old days nashville was the place to get a steak here

the rent thing has killed a number of places, rte 66 and the mcdonalds in hongdae, both mcdonalds in myeongdong,
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Troll_Bait



Joined: 04 Jan 2006
Location: [T]eaching experience doesn't matter much. -Lee Young-chan (pictured)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bucheon bum wrote:
coffee bean and tea leaf, the bk of coffee places. appropriate.


Wouldn't StarBucks be a better analogy? I like Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, because they have decent tea.
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bucheon bum



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Troll_Bait wrote:
bucheon bum wrote:
coffee bean and tea leaf, the bk of coffee places. appropriate.


Wouldn't StarBucks be a better analogy? I like Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, because they have decent tea.


no, starbucks=mcdonald's. Those two are the biggest, most famous while their quality of product leaves much to be desired.

BK and CBTLF are one step down but have slightly better quality. Of course this is strictly my own opinion.
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in_seoul_2003



Joined: 24 Nov 2003

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hogwonguy1979 wrote:
Dev wrote:
seoulsucker wrote:
Privateer wrote:
Never mind the Burger King. Is the Smokey Saloon still open? They do/did some excellent burgers.


If I didn't have to wait for a table every single time I've gone there, it would be one of my favorite places in Itaewon. They gotta expand, mang. The whole operation.


Agreed. They have only a few tables and they're often full. Really good food though.

I've heard that Nashville's does a good burger too.


yeah they do, havent been there in a while, they also did a heck of a shish kebab. in the old days nashville was the place to get a steak here

the rent thing has killed a number of places, rte 66 and the mcdonalds in hongdae, both mcdonalds in myeongdong,


So true. I remember the Starbucks in Myeongdong, the most expensive retail space in Korea.

Add to the list Coffee Bean in Myungdong. It used to occupy the huge complex below Hurest Health Club. It recently shut down its doors as well, leaving only the Coffee Bean Myungdong next to Outback.

While I'm not dissapointed over both McDonalds' departures from Myungdong, it's a bit funny being in a place so populated with no McDiks in sight.
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Demophobe



Joined: 17 May 2004

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thunderburger.
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djsmnc



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Dave's ESL Cafe

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sucks! Now you can't tell the taxi drivers "Burger King ap eh..."

If you say that, they'll take you to the wrong place if they even know where the new one is.

If you say "Coffee Bean ap eh..." they are just going to give you a Question or Confused or Sad and you will be like Embarassed if your Korean ability sucks.

It may have been just a Burger King, but it was truly a landmark for Itaewon.
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peppermint



Joined: 13 May 2003
Location: traversing the minefields of caddishness.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so tell them "hamilton hotel" it's not really that hard.
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mindmetoo



Joined: 02 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

djsmnc wrote:
If you say "Coffee Bean ap eh..." they are just going to give you a Question or Confused or Sad and you will be like Embarassed if your Korean ability sucks.



Kah pee bi ah nu gah se yo?
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