10 Hilarious Knock Off Fast Food Chains Only In China (Part 2)

10 Hilarious Knock Off Fast Food Chains Only In China (Part 2)


a lot of Chinese businesses profit off of counterfeit products and fast food chains so how do these businesses deliver by knocking off the real thing with pretty darn good replicas sometimes let’s take a look at ten hilarious knockoff fast-food chains only in China that’s China your China CBC so I ran a CBC it sounds like a bank name or a TV network but it’s just the next fast-food chain knockoff from China the fraudulent KFC restaurant called CBC is perhaps meant to be played off as China’s best chicken who knows if the chicken is any good but surely KFC is starting to get frustrated with the abundance of different knockoffs of their restaurants in China the CBC version has even copied the branding to look almost identical the restaurant look and design from the outside in also looks identical to a real KFC in China so much so that it is even suspected that it might have been a real KFC prior to being a CBC as convincing as the restaurant may be to an unsuspecting KFC fan we’re not sure they profited as much as they would have if they were a true KFC no one can do a bucket of fried chicken like KFC Ken therefore it may be China’s best chicken but it’s definitely not the best fried chicken rhymes with Starbucks okay so this one’s a little tricky when you change the B in the Bucks from Starbucks for an F you get the idea of what name this knockoff coffee shop goes by starts with an F do you remember what it was the Chinese don’t seem to know this popular English swear word or thought it would either be a funny play on words appealing to foreigners ladies and gentlemen instead of Starbucks we present you star well you know they use the same logo with just one letter swap they also forgot the second e in the word coffee how do you spell that the look and branding aren’t really well done in terms of completely replicating the famous Starbucks coffee brand but they sell coffee just the same some might see this knockoff version and get offended how dare you speak to me that way Starbucks would never talk to me that way there is even a Facebook page dedicated to this knockoff coffeehouse run by someone who thought it would be funny to share Starbucks knockoffs mistakes and funny memes according to the posts on this Facebook page there are multiple locations using these Starbucks with an F name all over China Oh Mick McDonald’s Old MacDonald had a farm we thought it was Old MacDonald like KFC it seems McDonald’s cannot catch a break in China with a crazy number of Mickey D knockoffs out there what is the reason for this many small business owners in China create knockoff Western chains to deliver on the Chinese consumers demands the average Chinese consumer wants western-style fast food service and an environment that makes them feel like a westerner you’re so fancy the catch is that they want all this at Chinese prices not North American prices this creates challenges for small businesses who cannot afford to provide Western products for Chinese prices as a result these counterfeit restaurants like omec mcdonald’s pop up in the cities around china if a knockoff mcdonald’s is not done really well they will not last long it is not uncommon for restaurants and shops to pop up and change every few months in China for these very reasons King burger if you can’t find Burger King in China then you’ll be able to at least find King burger another classy knockoff where they swapped the two words and use the same logo and branding they can supersize your fries and try to provide as close to the real thing fast food that the real chain offers even their posters are almost identical there are many knockoff versions of Burger King’s around the world from burger friends to cheese burger but King burger has to be the best one simply because they copied everything down to the smallest details even a foreigner might not spot the difference and just mistake the change of words for a translation mishap considering it’s in a different country King burger seems to offer many of the same menu items as Burger King but saying they have the same quality of burgers and fries would be questionable when talking about any replica of a fast-food chain in China the prices are cheaper therefore the owners spend less on the ingredients and don’t necessarily provide the same quality just the same quantity Timm house this one might get the Canadians a little upset how dare they knock off the ever-so-popular Tim Hortons do I smell coffee have you got a pot on Tim Hortons locations have been growing steadily and have branched outside of Canada in the last few years they are surely flattered that they are becoming recognized globally but this has caused them to take some defensive action Tim Hortons otherwise known as Timmy’s does not take replication of their franchises very lightly although surprisingly this knockoff was spotted in South Korea we wouldn’t be surprised if there are a few just over the border in China as well this knockoff was named Tim house instead of Tim Hortons and they of course sell coffee they even offer an instant coffee that they’ve named Tim Morton’s mocha gold coffee mix the falsely advertised coffee uses an almost identical logo and very similar branding what is in this coffee when this copycat Timmy’s was discovered on the other side of the world Tim Hortons took action a spokeswoman for the brand said that they are thrilled to see Tim Hortons recognized around the world but they are taking the steps to protect their intellectual property and its trademark veggie they can never stop making them doesn’t seem Tim house or Tim Morten’s will last as long as they hoped for the issue for the actual brands is that when they shut down one knock off a new one pops up with a slightly altered name change and logo yet again good luck Tim’s Michael alone move over Michael alone and McDonald’s for that matter here is why Cole alone this fake McDonald’s in China has the famous golden arches flipped upside down with a Ronald McDonald outside to greet customers who come to dine in the best part about this McDonald’s knockoff is that it seems to be a knockoff based on a previous McDonald’s knockoff called Michael alone perhaps they thought the Michael alone knockoff was so good that they did the same thing but flipped not only the golden arches but the EM in Michael as well what if we just flip it over open 24 hours like an American Mick D’s restaurant we wonder if wykel alone gets much business especially with it’s consistent competition here is a little overview of where the name came from the movie home alone translated to Chinese means little boy the head of household the common phonetic transcription of Michael and China and McDonald’s is very similar I can’t say it doesn’t make sense so with the similarities and the characters they changed a character to make it look authentic to locals translate it again the logo becomes Michael the head of households which can be related to the famous Christmas movie and hence Michael alone was born confusing to you and me but probably makes perfect sense in China then wykel alone soon followed Starbucks coffee it almost sounds like bucks right it’s perfect well not exactly it might fool some but not everyone Starbucks army of caffeinated lawyers has previously forced Starbucks coffee shops to change their name they do not take counterfeit locations lightly especially when they try to represent themselves as a true Starbucks location location in London England that used the same name had to take the word star out of the name because it would cause confusion for consumers even though the coffee shop was red and white with no mermaid logo Starbucks commented trademark law is there to protect brand identity lesson but do they know about all of the other Starbucks locations using the famous green color and similar logos with the increasing popularity of coffee in China and more of the younger generations asking for coffee / green tea you can find many knockoff Starbucks in various cities across China not everyone can afford the Starbucks latte even if it is just at all but most can afford these star box lattes take this one instead twinkle queen these blizzards must be twinkling but are they the queen of Dairy at this counterfeit DQ Dairy Queen did not get a pass when it comes to being imitated first it was dairy fairy and now it’s twinkle Queen at least we have to give these business owners credit for being creative with the names it’s easy to see that the logo style and branding are very similar to that of Dairy Queen they change the red to orange and dairy to twinkle but this doesn’t twinkle our dairy cravings even though it is evident that this DQ is a knockoff it seems that they do provide legit tasting ice cream desserts the taste may be ok but of course DQ is much better they also create new names for the blizzards like snowstorms or ice storms the craziest part about some of these Chinese fast-food knockoffs is that they are often found close to an actual authentic location for example there is a knockoff DQ called dairy fairy in a mall on the lower level in Shanxi China and on the third floor of the same shopping mall there is a real Dairy Queen now if that’s not crazy we don’t know what is nerve hotdog notes and mini dog they looked like hotdogs there are a lot of McDonald’s knockoffs in China that’s no secret we have already covered a few and here is yet another example McDonald’s and KFC are the most popular Western fast-food restaurants across China there is a knockoff called KMC which is a KFC look-alike but seems to stand for Kentucky McDonald’s chicken with so much competition and high demand from Chinese consumers for Western food at Chinese prices fake versions of McDonald’s have been spotted in all major cities around the country I don’t know what’s real anymore but some of these Mik DS versions seem to have cut out the burgers from the menu and offer hotdogs or mini dogs instead would you like fries with that we wonder if you can supersize the hotdogs or if there is a Big Mac version of a hotdog imagine a hot dog in a bun with Big Mac sauce lettuce cheese and all the good stuff there doesn’t seem to be as many McDonald’s knockoffs that are centered around hotdogs so these ones are unique shortly they must have combos that include Cola and crispy fries and if they offer burgers there could be a super combo face food the food of Facebook Facebook not exactly a fast-food chain but China has a way of making anything into a food spot whether it’s Apple 11 instead of 7-eleven or Facebook they can make it happen they use American food chains and even social media apps apparently to appeal to locals as well as expats in some cases they succeed but in others they can face some challenges this business used the same logo as Facebook but turned it into a convenience store with quick food options as well they seem to offer everything from fresh juices to pastries similar to a local 7-eleven but much smaller unlike Facebook this is not a worldwide convenience store although it has been spotted in China where Facebook is blocked other locations or outright copycats have been spotted in places like India Egypt Romania and more in some of these countries the name is being used as a cafe instead of a convenience store at first glance you might think Facebook opened up a location but you didn’t get the notification notification it might be post worthy for a laugh with its close resemblance to the real Facebook there is also a face food cafe and bistro the cafe’s tagline is face food the best food for your face whatever that means it is clear these businesses had not sought permission from Facebook it seems these businesses found a good way to attract people to check them out as strange as it is it’s no wonder they created a food spot using the Facebook look ever since Facebook was founded in 2004 it has become a multi-billion dollar corporation they think they could potentially profit like the social platform has in previous years a Facebook spokesman commented on these Facebook knockoffs saying that they are looking into it but it doesn’t appear they took any action since they can still be found we shall return tap on another great video and for all our subscribers thanks and be sure that notification Bell has been rung


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  2. CBC is a Rip-off of KFC, Rhymes with Starbucks is a Rip-off of Starbucks Coffee, O Mc… Mcdnold's is a McDonald's, King Burger is a Rip-off of Burger King, Tim House is a Rip-off of Tim Hortons, Wichael Alone is a Rip-off of McDonald's, StarBox Coffee is a Rip-off of Starbucks Coffee, Twinkle Queen is a Rip-off of Dairy Queen, HotDognald's and Mini Dog is a Rip-off of McDonald's Face Food, The Food of Facebook is a Rip-off of 7-Eleven

  3. As far as coffee places goes, why couldn't they call it StarDuck's instead of Star****'s? They could even replace the mermaid with a duck! Lol

  4. The pronunciation of that faux McDonald’s @ 2:50 reminds me of how native Koreans and Japanese pronounce the word McDonald’s 😅😂🤣. Not sure how the Chinese pronounce it. But I’m sure it’s just as cringeworthy 🤪.

  5. That's china for you; no imagination so they have to copy everyone else's products because they aren't smart enough to come up with their own LMFAO

  6. What a BS!! Only still, photoshopped, outside view pictures of the so called copy shops .. not even a photo from inside the copy shops??? BULLSHIT and BALONEY .. not that I'm a china fan .. opposite …. but lying like this???

  7. I can't believe China is getting away with these knockoffs but if they change just one letter then the normal don't profit. I would think that Starbucks would get mad because Starbox isn't the same name so how can they ask for money?

  8. This was super interesting. I know China has really lax laws dealing with fraud and knockoffs for all kinds of things.
    I mostly travel to Thailand and knock off restaurants are rare and quickly shut down by the local city hall.
    Instead, they have the Same Big-name fast food places and Overhyped coffee joints.
    They just have a few Local foods that are shaped like western food, LIke purple yam pie, Mango-pineapple shakes and shrimp burgers.
    My fave part was when you said that even tourists might be fooled and just think they are bad translations.

  9. I heard of a small coffee shop that only put a space in the middle and got away with calling themselves Star Buck's. Don't know if it is true or just an "urban legend." Anyone out there know?

  10. ONLY in China (except this one that might very well NOT be in China, but we are going to pretend it is anyways).

    I meant to be a bit judgey about the title being a wee click-baitey.

    Gotta stop commenting before morning coffee

  11. There's this fast food stall in my area called "KFC" / Kelantan Fried Chicken .. (Kelantan is a state in Malaysia)
    Their slogan is "Makanan Mereka, Selera Kita" which translate roughly to "Their food, Our taste" ..
    It was funny whenever I think about it..

  12. I'm surprised there isn't a knockoff version of Long John Silver.

    I can imagine knockoffs with names like "Long Joe Silver" or " More John Silver"

  13. I still can't believe the Starbucks knockoff with the f replacing the b. Same with "Facefood" knocking off Facebook despite Facebook not investing in any convenience stores.

  14. A good job is Home Delivery from Hamburger #Restraunts . Quality of Delivery increases Tips. (Hint) #McDonalds #BurgerKing

  15. I went to the KFC in Central, Hong Kong, last year. It did not hold up. The portion was tiny, and it wasn't tasty. I think the chicken was over done. It does not hold a candle to what I can get in the UK. Disappointing.

  16. rhymes with starbucks
    My mind: what rhymes with Starbucks oh I know
    Me: Yells FUCKBUCKS
    Mind you know I’m in my house with my family upstairs while yelling FUCKBUCKS

  17. The "Tim Hortons" knockoff says "Tim Honse", not "Tim House". And honestly, they can't do anything about knockoffs in China when they are a Canadian company. Besides, even if this was in Canada, nobody's going to think it's a real "Tim Hortons"

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