Fast Foods Gone Global

Our Fast Foods Gone Global pictures show how Asia, Europe and the Pacific Rim have all adopted the West’s fast-food giants: McDonald’s, Subway and KFC.

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Bahama Mama from Schmidt's

Bahama Mama from Schmidt's

Did 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
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Chili Half Smoke at Ben's Chili Bowl

Chili Half Smoke at Ben's Chili Bowl

Did 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
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Italian Sausage Bomber Sandwich at Campi's

Italian Sausage Bomber Sandwich at Campi's

Did 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
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Saddlebag Sausage Pancakes

Saddlebag Sausage Pancakes

Did 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
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Machine Gun Sausage Sandwich at Bruges in Salt Lake City

Machine Gun Sausage Sandwich at Bruges in Salt Lake City

Did 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
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Po Boy Sandwich at Hot Sauce Williams

Po Boy Sandwich at Hot Sauce Williams

Did 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
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For over 90 years, The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs has been exuding culinary opulence with their Sunday brunches. 960 1280

  

It takes the Broadmoor chefs a week to create the Sunday feast, which features homemade sausages and chocolate filigrees. 960 1280

  

Las Vegas is the pleasure capital of the world, and the buffets served in hotels like the Bellagio reflect that title. 960 1280

  

Gourmet buffets are the specialty at the Bellagio with trays of Kobe beef, suckling pig and 8 types of pizza. 960 1280

  

Located high in the Burbank hills near Los Angeles, the Castaway is a nautically themed restaurant known for its seafood. 960 1280

  

Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA, set a Guinness World Record for its 123-lb. beef burger. 960 1280

  

Visit Gauchos Village in Glendale, CA, for a little taste of Brazilian cuisine like churrasco and deep-fried bananas. 960 1280

  

Bring your sweet tooth to the chocolate heaven at Boston's Langham Hotel's Café Fleuri chocolate bar. 960 1280

  

Chocoholics indulge in over 120 desserts made from different types of chocolate at Langham's Café Fleuri chocolate bar. 960 1280

  

If you are looking for the ultimate soup-eating experience, head to Pea Soup Andersen's in Buellton, CA. 960 1280

  

Pea Soup Andersen's uses over 135 tons of peas to prepare bottomless bowls of its famous split pea soup. 960 1280

  

Gene's Sausage Shop, Chicago

Gene's Sausage Shop, Chicago

Gene’s Sausage is a European market that specializes in 40 different varieties of smoked meats and sausages. 960 1280

  

Ferdinando’s Focacceria, Brooklyn, New York

Ferdinando’s Focacceria, Brooklyn, New York

These 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

  

Ferdinando’s Focacceria, Brooklyn, New York

Ferdinando’s Focacceria, Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn is home to one of the oldest, most venerable sausage specialists in the country -- Ferdinando’s Focacceria. 960 1280

  

Southside Market & BBQ, Elgin, Texas

Southside Market & BBQ, Elgin, Texas

Many customers stop by the Southside butcher counter to take home some of the finest sausage that Texas has to offer. 960 1280

  

Southside Market & BBQ, Elgin, Texas

Southside Market & BBQ, Elgin, Texas

Elgin, TX, is known for just one thing -- sausage. Elgin sausage is so sensational that it’s sold all over America, but the best is still served at the oldest barbecue joint in the Lone Star State: Southside Market. 960 1280

  

Wurstkuche, Venice, California

Wurstkuche, Venice, California

Sweet peppers and onions are a welcome topping to an already succulent Wurstkuche sausage. 960 1280

  

Wurstkuche, Venice, California

Wurstkuche, Venice, California

Wurstkuche restaurant custom-designs 20 sausages, including classics such as Bockwurst, Hot Italian and even Vegetarian varieties. 960 1280

  

Polish Village, Hamtramck, Michigan

Polish Village, Hamtramck, Michigan

The Polish Village cooks its succulent sausage in beer sauce. 960 1280

  

Polish Village, Hamtramck, Michigan

Polish Village, Hamtramck, Michigan

The cooks at the Polish Village come straight from Poland or learned their craft from someone who did. 960 1280

  

Hominy Grill, Charleston, South Carolina

Hominy Grill, Charleston, South Carolina

Like everything else on chef Robert Stehling’s menu, the star of this party is prepared from scratch, using only fresh, locally farmed ingredients. 960 1280

  

Hominy Grill, Charleston, South Carolina

Hominy Grill, Charleston, South Carolina

Hominy Grill opened in 1996 as a Southern neighborhood restaurant in a great Southern neighborhood. 960 1280

  

Horse Brass Pub in Portland, OR

Horse Brass Pub in Portland, OR

The bangers at the Horse Brass Pub in Portland, OR, offer a trip to England without the passport. 960 1280

  

Horse Brass Pub, Portland, Oregon

Horse Brass Pub, Portland, Oregon

For those who prefer their pig in a blanket, the Horse Brass also serves up a banger sausage roll. 960 1280

  

Old German Beer Hall, Milwaukee

Old German Beer Hall, Milwaukee

The sausage that owner Hans Weissgerber serves up is much the same as what’s been served in Germany for over 500 years. 960 1280

  

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