The fast food concept definitely originated in the United States, but became so loved by visitors to the U.S., that the custom has spread globally — with many interesting fast food restaurant chains popping up in all different countries around the world. We have compiled a list of our favorites, and some that are just too unique to not share with all of our fellow travelers. Enjoy!
Max — Sweden
As you are about to learn from this article, many countries believe the classic fast food hamburger chains are defining as “fast food,” and have their own hamburger chains that look an awful lot like their American Counterparts. The biggest difference is the quality of the food. Max is a very good example of this; while it looks just like the items we get in our fast food restaurants, quality products make a difference you can taste from the first bite.
Curry Lime crispy kycklingsallad
Giraffas — Brazil
Giraffas is a Brazilian Restaurant and Grill. Much more of a chain restaurant than a fast food chain, it can kind of be compared to an outback steakhouse for the Brazilians. Steaks, salads, hamburgers and beer are the staples here.
Nordsee — Germany
Check Out Their Website >>
This is much like the European version of Long John Silvers here in the States, but the quality is through the roof! Serving primarily seafood, this is considered the healthy alternative to hamburger chains in Germany.
Pechena Kartoplya — Ukraine
With 15 stores around Ukraine, Pechena Kartoplya makes one thing, and they make it well — potatoes! Baked potatoes topped with a wide variety of delicious toppings, the restaurant chain boasts that it goes through 45 tons of potatoes, 35 tons of cheese, 2.3 tons of butter and 35 kilometers of aluminum foil per month.
Restaurant Currently Has No Website! XX
Supermac’s — Ireland
Looking at the food itself, you would barely be able to tell it apart from McDonald’s items. Again, the quality of the products used are much fresher and natural, which makes Supermac’s tastier and healthy than Stateside counterparts.
Two succulent 5oz 100% Irish beef patties, melted cheese, sliced red onion, crispy lettuce, juicy tomato with burger sauce and ketchup served in a toasted corn grit bun.
A classic American style sandwich with tender 100% Irish steak, diced onions, sliced mushrooms, fresh peppers, melted cheese with a choice of sauce served in a soft French style bread roll
Supermac’s golden fries covered in a creamy taco sauce with taco mince topped with grated cheddar cheese
El Meson Sandwiches — Puerto Rico
El Meson serves incredibly delicious sandwiches! Until recently, you had to set sail for Puerto Rico to get your hands on one of these sandwiches, but the company has began expanding into Florida! Rejoice!
BORICUA AL PLATO
Albaik — Saudi Arabia
One of the most popular restaurants in Saudi Arabia, Albaik is basically like a KFC or Popeyes in the United States. Though the restaurant itself is different — there is separate seating for men and women — the chicken is delicious.
Chicken Filet Nugget Snacks
Albaik Chicken Meal
Jumbo Shrimp Meal
Steers — South Africa
It is all about man-food at Steers. This South African chain is very unique for taking on American bar food and giving it simple great flavors. You can expect perfectly grilled and cooked items if you get the chance to visit one of their franchises.
Mega Meaty Meal