Fast Foods Gone Global: Africa Pictures
Fast-food chains tailor their menus to the local flavors of Africa and the Middle East, serving dishes you won’t find in the US.
Bahama Mama from Schmidt'sDid You Know? Sausages are some of the earliest amazing eats on record! Early humans developed sausage-making in an effort to preserve meat for future consumption.
Dish 1: Bahama Mamas
Where: Schmidt's, 240 East Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43216 960 1280
Chili Half Smoke at Ben's Chili BowlDid You Know? The guilty pleasure of sausage is often described as sinful. But legend has it that in 320 ad, the Catholic Church actually declared eating sausage a sin, due to its association with a popular pagan festival.
Dish 2: Chili Half-Smoke Sausage
Where: Ben’s Chili Bowl, 1213 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009 960 1280
Italian Sausage Bomber Sandwich at Campi'sDid You Know? When the Erie Canal opened in 1823, the economy of Rochester exploded, making it one of America’s original boomtowns. Today, Rochester is home to explosive meat sandwiches known as bombers.
Dish 3: Italian Sausage "Bomber" Sandwich
Where: Campi's, 205 Scottsville Rd, Rochester, NY 14611 960 1280
Saddlebag Sausage PancakesDid You Know? Thought to be a direct descendant of the frankfurter of Frankfurt, Germany, hot dogs became enormously popular in 1893 when baseball parks started serving them to fans.
Dish 4: Sausage "Saddlebag" Pancakes
Where: The Buff, 1725 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301 960 1280
Machine Gun Sausage Sandwich at Bruges in Salt Lake CityDid You Know? Up through World War II, sausages were made with water. If not cooked properly under high heat, they exploded - leading the British to nickname the combustible links "bangers."
Dish 5: Machine Gun Sausage Sandwich
Where: Bruges, 336 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 960 1280
Po Boy Sandwich at Hot Sauce WilliamsDid You Know? Sausages can vary by country and region as each incorporates their own local ingredients into the links.
Dish 6: Polish Boy sausage sandwich
Where: Hot Sauce Williams, 7815 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103 960 1280
Ferdinando’s Focacceria, Brooklyn, New YorkThese legendary links spend 40 minutes in the oven before they’re dropped into a red sauce made with fresh tomatoes, fennel seed and a secret mix of spices known only to the restaurant’s chef-owner Francesco Buffa. 960 1280
Italian Beef SandwichDid You Know? Meatless Italian bread soaked in the juice of Italian beef served with peppers or giardiniera is known in some places as "Soakers" or "Juice-ons".
Dish 1: Italian Beef Sandwich
Where: Al's Beef, 1079 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 960 1280
The Salt Lick BBQDid You Know? In the 16th century, Native Americans showed Spanish settlers how to slow-smoke meat to a state of tender, juicy deliciousness.
Dish 2: Hill Country Texas BBQ
Where: The Salt Lick BBQ, 18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619 960 1280
Fried ChickenDid You Know? People have fried their food since Roman times. But the southern fried chicken we know and love didn’t become popular until the 1700’s, when Scottish immigrants brought the cooking technique to America.
Dish 3: Fried Chicken
Where: Yoder's, 3434 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239 960 1280
Crawfish FeastDid You Know? Each year, Louisiana fisherman haul in 80 million pounds of crawfish for local boils.
Dish 4: Crawfish Feast
Where: Hot 'n Juicy Crawfish, 4810 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102 960 1280
Juicy Lucy at Matt'sDid You Know? Juicy Lucy is a cheeseburger that has the cheese inside the meat patty rather than on top.
Dish 5: Juicy Lucy
Where: Matt's Bar, 3500 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2648 960 1280
Juicy Lucy at 5-8 ClubDid You Know? While Matt's and 5-8 battle over who invented the Juicy Lucy, other restaurants have gone on to create Lucys with a variety of fillings.
Dish 6: Juicy Lucy
Where: 5-8 Club, 5800 Cedar Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2648 960 1280