Who is Salt Bae's 'rival' CZN Burak? | The Sun

THERE'S a new chef in town and he's quickly become one of the most popular cooking sensations in the world.

Just like Salt Bae, CNZ Burak found fame on social media. But who is he and why did he become so popular? Here's everything you need to know.

Who is Salt Bae's 'rival' CZN Burak?

Burak Özdemir, also known as CZN Burak was born on March 24, 1994.

He is a chef, restaurateur and social media sensation – just like Salt Bae.

The successful entrepreneur has a chain of restaurants which consist of five branches –  Taksim, Aksaray, Etiler and overseas branches in Dubai and Tajikistan.

His brands include CZNBURAK and Burak Burger.

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He has also launched a "traditional sit-down" restaurant called Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrasi.

In March 2022, it was revealed that Burak would be teaming up with Football star Cristiano Ronaldo to open a new fancy London eaterie.

Where is CZN Burak from?

Burak was born in Turkey.

He grew up in the small town of Yayladağı, which is on the border between Turkey and Syria and is home to around 5,717 people.

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How did CZN Burak become famous?

Social media has brought fame, popularity and recognition to millions – and CZN is one of them.

After posting videos preparing and presenting food on his social media platforms, the internet went crazy – and it wasn't just because of what he was cooking.

In each video the charismatic chef can be seen smiling – and before he knew it, his dazzling expression became a viral sensation.

Does CZN Burak have TikTok?

If you want to see Burak's videos for yourself, the good news is you can follow him on a number of online platforms.

The social media master chef can be found on TikTok under the handle @cznburak – where he regularly post videos.

To date Burak boasts an impressive 66.5 million TikTok followers and a staggering 1.2 billion likes.

You can also keep up with all his latest cooking clips on Instagram under the same handle.

Although TikTok seems to be his most popular platform, his Instagram profile is not far behind with 42.4 million followers.

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