Fast Foods Gone Global

From McDonald's in Marrakech offering the McArabia to Dunkin’ Donuts in Dubai serving date donuts, American fast-food chains adapt their menus to celebrate the local flavors of Africa and the Middle East.

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Domino’s

Beloved by the King of Jordan himself, Domino’s in Jordan carries traditional Western, as well as Middle Eastern-flavored pizzas.

Shemisani - Queen Noor St
Amman, Jordan

 
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Dunkin’ Donuts

Opened in 1997, Dunkin’ Donuts now has 70 locations across the United Arab Emirates, turning out some 70,000 donuts a day!

Deira City Centre Shopping Mall
Dubai, UAE

 
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KFC

Opened in South Africa in 1971, KFC offers breakfast options, such as the “Deluxe Burger with an Egg,” alongside the Colonel’s favorites.

135 Main Rd, Somerset West
Cape Town, South Africa

 
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KFC

Since it opened in Ghana in 2011, KFC has added more spice to its menu items to accommodate Ghanaian tastes.

Osu Oxford Street
Accra, Ghana

 
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KFC

Located inside a mall, this KFC offers shoppers the Colonel’s classic fried chicken as well as spicier dishes on the go. Don’t miss the veggie burger made with chickpeas, carrots and peppers, all served with fresh pineapple.

Bagatelle Mall
La Chaussee Street, Port Louis

 
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La Grillardiere

A local favorite with 12 restaurants across the country, this steakhouse serves fresh-grilled Moroccan food of many varieties, including a brochette of skewered meat with Moroccan spices.

15 Rue Ibn Hanbal
Gueliz, Marrakech

 
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McDonald’s

Located at the foot of Table Mountain, the view from this McDonald’s is unparalleled, while locals and tourists embrace the food, such as the McFeast hamburger with South African barbecue flavoring.

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Cape Town, South Africa

 
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McDonald’s

Going to McDonald’s is often a family outing; customers can enjoy a traditional Big Mac or tastes unique to this corner of the world, such as the McArabia made with either spiced chicken or beef and topped with tahini sauce.

Place 16 Novembre
Boulevard Mohamed V, Gueliz
Marrakech, Morocco

 
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McDonald’s

The golden arches of McDonald’s Dubai are no stranger to creating dishes with classic Middle Eastern flavors.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Blue Tower
Dubai, UAE

 
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McDonald’s

Just as in other parts of the world, McDonald’s does its best to create mouthwatering dishes that keep the locals coming back. They also deliver to your door!

University Road
HRH Queen Rania Al Abdullah Street
Amman, Jordan

 
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Mississippi Fried Chicken

This local chain restaurant has 3 locations island-wide, offering burgers, pizzas and deep-fried chicken.

Max Plaza, Royal Road
Pereybere, Mauritius

 
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The Noodle House

With 16 locations throughout the Middle East, this local restaurant chain offers Southeast Asian-inspired street food dishes, from dim sum to noodles with duck.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers
The Boulevard
Dubai, UAE

 
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Pizza Hut

Comfort food is no stranger to the island-nation of Mauritius, where Pizza Hut caters to local tastes. The menu includes Fish Masala Pizza made with tuna, Indian spices and grilled eggplant.

Caudan Waterfront
Port Louis, Mauritius

 
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Pizza Hut

Where else can you find a crossbreed of cheeseburger and pizza than at Pizza Hut in Dubai? Their Crown Crust Pizza is made with mini cheeseburgers baked into the crust.

Deira City Centre Shopping Mall
Dubai, UAE

 
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Reem Shawarma

For generations, this local fast-food stand has been considered the “McDonald’s of the Arab World” for its juicy and tasty meat sandwiches. Shawarma pita sandwiches stuffed with lamb or beef top the menu.

Of the 3rd Circle
Amman, Jordan

 
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Saicuuk Street Cart

Tourists and locals turn to a cold breakfast of saicuuk, a semolina grain thickened with rich sour milk sold on the streets of Marrakech.

Streets near Old Spice Market
Marrakech, Morocco

 
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Steers

This local fast-food chain also flips flame-grilled patties with fresh-cut fries, also known as chips.

Golden Acre Store, Shop 90
Concourse Level Golden Acre
Adderley St
Cape Town, South Africa

 
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Subway

This Subway integrates local spices and flavors to attract locals. Popular dishes include the chicken sandwich with spicy peri peri sauce) and the beef sandwich topped with sweet-and-spicy relish and sliced jalapenos.

Corner of Wales and Buitengracht Streets
Cape Town, South Africa

 
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Subway

This American import adapts its sandwiches to local tastes and customs.

Shmeisani - 11 Iliyya Abou Madi
Amman, Jordan

 
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Texies

Texies, a local family-owned restaurant chain, serves up inexpensive fish-and-chips dinners.

Adderley Street
Cape Town, South Africa

 

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