During his visit to Japan, President Donald Trump sat down for a burger at a Tokyo restaurant that specializes in American beef — a move that has since been called "one of the most Trump things ever."
However, his classically American meal has skyrocketed one small business owner in Tokyo to fame.
When Yutaka Yanagisawa, owner of Munch’s Burger Shack in the Minato Ward in Tokyo, was chosen to serve the president of the United States, he accepted the opportunity, and it’s been paying off ever since.
Sora New 24 reported that customers have been coming to the 40-year-old chef's two burger shack locations by the hordes to buy the Trump burger – a Colby Jacket Cheese Burger made with 100 percent American Angus beef, and costs 1,200 yen ($10.54).
It was reported also that the location in Toranomon had completely sold out of burgers by 2:30 pm the day after the restaurant appeared on television, revealing that Trump was a customer.
The Shiba location was closed Monday, driving even more customers to the smaller Toronomon outpost.
Yanagisawa said that after he was sent to the golf course to cook his signature burger for the two leaders, President Trump shook his hand and said the well-done burger was “very good.”
Munch’s Burger Shack – which had previously been referred to by locals and foreigners as the best burger joint in Tokyo, an impressive accolade in a district that has several burger restaurants and international cuisines – is now even busier than it previously was, creating more of a wait to dine inside.
But as customers claim, it’s worth it.