Fast Foods Gone Global

In Europe, fast food chains offer local twists on American classics. Try McDonald's Beef A La Russe in Moscow, fried fish at KFC in Paris and Turkish sausage at Pizza Hut in Istanbul.

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This popular chain serves up its traditional crispy fried chicken, but also adds its own twist to the menu, including local beer.

Wenceslas Square 56
Prague, Czech Republic


Just as in the US, this chain became famous for its bucket of fried chicken, but in France Parisians gravitate towards the restaurant’s smaller finger food items.

Alesia 4 avenue Jean Moulin, 75014
Paris, France


A central location for ancient spice traders, KFC in Istanbul takes the tradition of using a lot of spices in Turkish cooking to make some of its customers’ favorite meals, such as the filet of chicken with cheese, spicy mayo and muhammara sauce.

Beş Telsiz Mh. Zeytinburnu
Istanbul, Turkey


Started in 1965, KFC has expanded its traditional menu to suit English taste buds.

Clapham store 106/108
Clapham High St
Clapham, London SW4 7UJ, U.K.

Max Burgers

The oldest fast food eatery in Sweden has an environmentally sustainable business plan and has won international taste tests for its hamburgers.

Ulvsundavägen 160
168 67 Bromma
Stockholm, Sweden


On January 31, 1990, shortly after the fall of Communism in Russia and the Eastern Block, McDonald’s opened this restaurant with the largest turnout of customers in history.

Pushkin Square
Moscow, Russia


Just as in Russia, McDonald’s has taken off in popularity in Prague. Try the McSmazak made from deep-fried Edam cheese, chopped onions and a special sauce.

Vaclavske namesti 9
Prague 1, Czech Republic


Every year, McDonald’s in France serves over 600 million customers thanks to the French flair added to many menu items. Try the McBaguette, made with 2 beef patties, spicy grain mustard and Emmental cheese on a baguette.

116 Rue Rivoli 75001
Paris, France


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