'Electronic beancurd' on menu at Taiwan Microsoft restaurant
Microsoft launched a Windows 7-themed restaurant in Taipei to promote its new operating system.
Mon, May 31, 2010 at 03:15 PM
MICROSOFT MENU: Davis Tsai, center, general manager of Microsoft Taiwan, and other executives pose at Concept 77 Store, which serves technology-themed dishes. (Photo: ZUMA Press)
Microsoft has launched a Windows 7-themed restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan, to promote its new operating system, an official with the U.S. firm said Monday, on the eve of Asia's biggest IT trade show.
The restaurant previously named "100 Seafood" has been renamed "77 Concept Store" and features seven technology-themed dishes such as "Electronic Beancurd," priced at 77 Taiwan dollars ($2.40 US), the official said.
Christine Chen, an executive with Microsoft Taiwan, said the restaurant had been picked for its popularity among small and medium-sized businesses.
The concept was inspired by a Windows cafe opened in Paris last year following the launch of Windows 7, she added.
Technology firms are converging on Taiwan for the Computex Taipei show from June 1-5.
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