Non-price competition in the Japanese fast food market has lead to some interesting menu items at American based chains.
Here's the $16 foie gras burger from Wendy's:
and Pizza Hut's "pigs in a blanket crust" pizza:
many more exotic entrees can be seen at the link above.
I wonder if good old price competition (4 whoppers for a nickel!!!) is outlawed/discouraged in Japan, or if the Japanese consumer somehow finds price competition unseemly? My money is on the former.
Hat tip to Mrs. Angus!