From "Hallyu" to "Illyu"

Wow, The Korea Times beat me to it–at least in publication date. I mention a little bit in my next SEOUL Magazine article about Japanese food culture starting to spread in Seoul. Yes, I know, Japan is right next door, and it’s taken a long time–but there’s some fussy history there that kinda slowed things down. So the old Korean Wave (“Hallyu”) is turning into the Japanese Wave (“Illyu”).
One thing I learned–I didn’t know Mister Donut was a Japanese chain.

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  1. Mr. Donut was bought out in the U.S. by Dunkin’ Donuts which converted all the shops to Dunkin. Actually the two chains were both originally run by relatives who had had a falling out along the way. Both started in New England. When they were separate chains, Mr. Donut sold the Japan rights to Duskin Industries, which kept operating as Mr. Donut after the U.S. chain ceased to exist. Now it may, in fact, be a Japanese chain by default.

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  2. Mr. Donut was bought out in the U.S. by Dunkin’ Donuts which converted all the shops to Dunkin. Actually the two chains were both originally run by relatives who had had a falling out along the way. Both started in New England. When they were separate chains, Mr. Donut sold the Japan rights to Duskin Industries, which kept operating as Mr. Donut after the U.S. chain ceased to exist. Now it may, in fact, be a Japanese chain by default.

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