How on earth did a French tyre company get into rating restaurants?!
A Michelin star translates into major bucks for any restaurant and losing them can be a disaster. And it's not just top end eateries that get them either.
Two hawker street stalls in Singapore have just been awarded a Michelin star, the first time in the famous culinary guide's history that Asian street stalls have got the award.
But how did a French tyre company get interested in rating restaurants? Alex Mayyasi's written a history of the Michelin guides on priceonomics.com.