Hamburger Trump Ate Becomes Famous In Japan

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands before a working lunch at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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The hamburger that President Donald Trump ate while visiting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has already became famous in Japan.

Trump and Abe decided to go a different route by eating hamburgers instead of traditional Japanese cuisine before playing golf Sunday. The 40-year-old owner of two local Munch’s Burger Shack became an overnight success after his cuisine was deemed worthy of the U.S. president and Japanese prime minister, soranews24 reported. Since Trump’s visit, vast swaths of people have descended on the restaurants to try the burgers for themselves.

After becoming an overnight celebrity, the restaurant owner discussed his burger making method on TV.


While Trump has received criticism for eating American food over trying traditional Japanese fare, the “Colby Jack Cheese Burger” cost only $10.54 USD, so many people can afford this meal, compared to former President Barack Obama’s traditional Japanese meal, which cost just under $300 USD during a trip in 2014. Since Trump’s visit, one restaurant location sold out by 2:30 p.m., and its other location was closed Monday as it was unable to keep supplying the burgers.

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