Taiwan and Japan are located near each other, and the trends among young adults are similar. Trends generated in Japan tends to be popular in Taiwan as well.
However, netizens noticed that many Japanese restaurants have closed down after opening stores in Taiwan. Many are popular for a short time but ends up closing down.
為什麼會發生這種現象？這話題在《批踢踢》引發討論，有網友爆料，認為台灣店員都不按照 SOP 做事，是日本餐飲水土不服的主因。
This tendency triggered a debate on Taiwanese social media, PTT. Many believe that it is because Taiwanese staff does not follow the Standard Operating Procedures, lowering the quality of the restaurants.
來自日本北海道的拉麵名店「梅光軒」，日前宣布將於本（ 7 ）月底關閉分店，結束在台灣的營業。
A Japanese ramen restaurant from Hokkaido, Baikohken, announced that they will close down their store at the end of July, ending their business in Taiwan.
梅光軒在日本是擁有 50 年歷史的老店，自 2012 年首度來台開分店後，曾經製造不少話題，但近年經營卻逐漸走下坡，最後落到全面退出台灣市場的無言結局。
Baikohken has had 50 years of history in Japan. When they launched their first store in Taiwan in 2012, it has been quite popular. But in recent years, the business has gradually gone downhill. In the end, they had no choice but to retreat from the Taiwanese market.
The news of Baikohken shutting down in Taiwan stirred debate on PTT. Many argue that Japanese restaurants are too expensive in Taiwan, but some also point out that “The price is about the same in Japan, that argument is exaggerated.”
隨後有網友透露，某知名拉麵店日本社長特地飛來台灣突擊檢查，「發現台灣店員都沒照 SOP 在做事」；也有網友認為，台灣的餐飲店，「每隔一段時間去，都覺得品質一點一滴在下滑」但售價反而越來越貴，感嘆這是「台灣老闆的通病」。
One netizen revealed that a Japanese ramen restaurant CEO secretly visited Taiwan and realized their Taiwanese staff did not follow the Standard Operating Procedures. Many also agree that Taiwanese restaurants decrease in quality over time. Despite this, the price keeps increasing.
However, some say that it is because they bring in Japanese chefs at first but after they go back to Japan, the food will taste different. “It basically becomes the same as Taiwanese ramen, or worse.”