Fast Foods Gone Global

Fast Foods Gone Global: Latin America

American chains are exporting more than just their classic burgers and fries to Latin America. They’re adapting to local tastes by offering Latin American favorites such as empanadas at McDonald's in ...

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Dunkin Donuts

They’ve made their mark on Peru with more than 50 different kinds of donuts to dunk into their signature coffees.

Conde Jr. Superunda 151
Lima, Peru

 
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Giraffas

One of the most popular local chains specializes in Brazilian grilled meats.

Guarulhos Shopping Center
Rodovia Presidente Dutra, Saída 225, Itapegica
Guarulhos, 07034-911

 
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Habib’s

With over 400 stores throughout the country, this restaurant specializes in Arabic food with a Brazilian twist, such as the esfihas, which are mini Lebanese pizzas stuffed with your choice of cheese, chicken, beef or spinach.

Av Eng Armando Arruda Pereira, 2285
4309011 Jabaquara, Sao Paulo

 
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Hamburguesas El Corral

A local chain restaurant with 170 stores that makes homegrown hamburgers. Get your burger with typical American condiments, fried eggs and grilled onions, or with sour cream and plantains.

Carrera 46 no. 93-100.
Barranquilla, Colombia

 
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KFC

Signature chicken choices are offered on the menu, but locals love the side dishes that cater to regional tastes. Their fried chicken is served with fried yuca chips or arepa -- a flat bread made with flour, water and salt.

Buena Vista Mall
Calle 98 Barranquilla
Atlantico, Colombia

 
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KFC

A full 3-course meal from appetizers to dessert, made with local ingredients and flavors, can be consumed in just 1 sitting.

Mall Arauco Maipu Ave
Américo Vespucio 399
Santiago, Chile

 
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La Lucha SangucherIa

This company started as a way for the owner to feed his employees, but grew to become one of the most popular sandwich shops around town.

La Lucha Sanguchería
Av. Diagonal cuadra 3
Miraflores District 15073
Lima, Peru

 
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McDonald’s

The diverse menu, which includes the Cheddar McMelt, with whipped cheddar cheese and caramelized onion in a soy-type sauce, means big business for the more than 600 McDonald’s locations around Brazil.

Rua Henrique Schaumann, 80
Sao Paulo, 05413-010, Brazil

 

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