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Fast Foods Gone Global

From Taiwanese dumplings to Japanese green tea cream puffs, international food chains are introducing their homegrown flavors to American customers -- and adding some American appeal to the menu.

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100 Montaditos

100 Montaditos is a Spanish sandwich chain with 100 sandwiches made with bread flown in from Spain.

175 N Hiatus Rd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

 
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Aroma Espresso Bar and Café

This Israeli café has coffee beans from all around the world, along with house-made pastries.

145 Greene St
New York, NY 10012

 
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Beard Papa’s

This Japanese bakery is known for its cream puffs. The customer picks the shell and the filling, and it's made to order.

2167 Broadway
New York, NY 10024

 
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Café Bene

This café originally from South Korea is modeled after a 17th-century European salon. They serve Korean and European fare, such as shaved ice with red bean paste and Belgian waffles with whipped cream, caramel and chocolate sauce.

1611 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

 
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Din Tai Fung

This Taiwanese restaurant is internationally recognized for its dumplings (selling 10,000 a day at the Los Angeles location) and buns stuffed with meat, seafood, veggies or red beans.

1088 South Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007

 
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egrees C Bakery Café

This coffee chain from Taiwan offers pastries, cakes and beverages that Americans love.

2700 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92606

 
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Giraffas

Giraffas is a chain from Brazil with traditional Brazilian food as well as some dishes adapted to American tastes.

3252 Buena Vista Ave #106
Miami, FL 33137

 
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IKEA

IKEA, a furniture store that originated in Sweden, has now taken over the US. Along with furniture, the chain also serves up no-frills Swedish and American food.

8000 IKEA Way
Bloomington, MN 55425

 

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