When tracking the infiltration of Western fast food brands it doesn’t get any easier than this. Not only have we seen no KFC, McDonald’s etc., outside the capital Bishkek we haven’t even seen non-franchised Western fast food on menus. No hot dogs. No hamburgers. Barely a french fry in sight.
That makes Kyrgyzstan an easy Stage 1 (no Western fast food brands) and the first one we have come across at that.