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Watch: How Do Japan's Fast-Food Burgers Stack Up to America's?

Freshness Burger is Japan’s answer to McDonald's

Americanized sushi pales (often literally) in comparison to the traditional Japanese variety, but is the reverse true when it comes to one of America's finest culinary exports, the cheeseburger? Upon landing in Japan — a trip that won't be lacking in high-end meaty options — The Meat Show host and professional carnivore Nick Solares makes a pitstop at an airport outpost of Freshness Burger, the Japanese answer to McDonald’s, to sample the popular fast-food company’s take on an American classic.

The Freshness Burger chain was founded in 1992, and has since expanded to include 189 locations all across Japan. Its menu includes a number of fast-food staples like hamburgers and hotdogs, as well as cakes, doughnuts, and a wide variety of hot coffee drinks. Watch the video above for Solares' taste test (and squeeze test, naturally) of the cheeseburger from the Freshness Burger post in Tokyo's Narita International Airport.

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