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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For almost 40 years, McDonald’s has championed its traditional menu items along with Swedish favorites, such as the Frukostmackan, a sandwich on a soft roll with either Swedish ham and cheese or turkey and cream cheese for breakfast.

Bogårdsvägen 30
128 62 Sköndal, Sweden


This may be a US import to Spain, but there are many homegrown dishes that Spaniards love and can order through the electronic kiosks. Popular items include the McIberica burger of Spanish ham, local manchego cheese, tomato and Spanish olive oil.

Villa Olimpica area
Carrer de Jaume Vicens i Vives 208005
Barcelona, Spain


McDonald’s innovative menu in Turkey takes into consideration Muslim dietary restrictions and uses Halal meats in their dishes. Try the McKofta, a double kofta burger with yogurt sauce, onion and cheese.

Büyükdere Cad. Özsezen İş Merkezi No: 122/9 A-Blok Zincirlikuyu 34394
Istanbul, Turkey

Pizza Hut

Unlike the US chain, Pizza Hut in Paris serves pies with local cheeses and sweet ingredients alongside wine to complement the flavors.

Halles 1, Square Des Innocents 75001
Paris, France

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut was the first pizza chain restaurant in Turkey and has made its mark thanks to the local spin on flavors.

Şehit Muhtar Mh. Beyoğlu
Istanbul, Turkey

Pret A Manger

Pret A Manger translates to “ready to eat” and is Britain’s version of local, fresh and healthy food-on-the-go with a focused social mission.

54-60 York Way
Kings Cross, London N1 9AB


For over 30 years, this fast food restaurant that originated in Belgium has served French-style hamburgers at over 400 locations.

82 Boulevard de Clichy
Paris, France

Simit Sarayi

This homegrown fast food chain has almost 100 restaurants serving variations of simit, a traditional Turkish street food stuffed with local ingredients to take on the go.

Hobyar Mh. Fatih
Istanbul, Turkey


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