Rice Paper Scissors’s first brick-and-mortar shop now open in Brisbane, Australia

Little red stools and everything! How exciting! Congrats to the whole Rice Paper Scissors team!

(And for those of us here in SF, they’re doing a popup dinner this Friday at Virgil’s Sea Room, and the menu looks fab!)

Brisbane menu after the jump:

14 Responses to “Rice Paper Scissors’s first brick-and-mortar shop now open in Brisbane, Australia”

  1. Valerie says:

    Someone sent us a link to the Australian “Rice Paper Scissors” a month ago. Don’t know if we should be flattered or angry, but you know you’ve made it as an Asian restaurant when another one copies your concept :P

  2. GG says:

    Did I miss the part of this post that explained why any Mission Mission readers would care about a restaurant opening approximately 7,000 miles away?

  3. MrEricSir says:

    The Australian Woolworth knock off is crazy, I had no idea this was a thing. Australia also has a rip off of Target.

    Doesn’t sound good for a local street food popup if even major department stores can’t protect their copyrights in Australia.

    • James says:

      It’s an interesting situation – Wikipedia says the US corporation granted rights to the Australian Target, but doesn’t get into details. My guess is that they were copied and the US corporation didn’t have much recourse other than to try to iron out some sort of cooperation.

      I think a number of these things happened before corporations were really thinking in global terms – especially restaurants and smaller retail chains. I’m sure part of the work of trade agreements is hammering out these issues – honoring each others copyrights and sorting through any royalties.

      But the big eye-opener for me was that multinationals are actually less powerful globally than their global appearance would lead you to believe – each has to deal with the local power structure, and local subsidiaries across national boundaries are at the mercy of the local powers that be. Of course, the larger and more astute teams of attorneys hammer out agreements ahead of time to empower staff who will be compliant to central imperatives, but they’re still at the mercy of local whims, to the degree that international law is enforced or treaties signed. It’s been said that Coca-Cola is the most globalized brand – how much profit crosses borders? Of course, modern corporations like Google are structured strategically to minimize tax burdens across borders.

  4. Tacos says:

    Bloody Brissie c*nts.