I love food, who doesn’t? And if you are anything like me, then fast food is your guilty pleasure. I mean, what’s not to love about it? They are tasty, cheap, and easy to find almost anywhere around the world. The downside is that they’re not exactly healthy for you, but hey, sometimes it’s OK to indulge your cravings, right? So now here are some trendy fast foods that will make you drool just by looking at them…
The fast-food industry is very versatile and has the power to make any cuisine popular around the world. Many of us in the West might think that we’ve seen and tasted all kinds of fast food there is, but we’d be wrong. Fast-food chains have the power to turn any dish into a tasty meal fit for everyone’s budget.
From Mexico to Italy and India to Africa, everyone invested their efforts to make every type of fast food imaginable! There was nothing left untouched when it came down to bringing new tastes onto our plates. In this article, I will present some yummy dishes from around the world that you can find only in a fast-food restaurant or at least mostly there. Some are so popular these days that they don’t need a restaurant anymore… So, keep reading to know more about them.
The burger is one of the most popular fast food items in the world. Restaurants pack these burgers in custom burger boxes. Whether you prefer beef or chicken meat, every country puts its spin on this classic dish.
Mexico made it even juicier by adding some guacamole to it while there are no French fries with a burger serve in India. However, in France, they do serve fries but not with a burger… Instead, they go with a Baguette sandwich that has an egg and bacon slice inside!
2) Spicy Grilled Chicken:
A spicy grill chicken was introduce into KFC menus shortly after its launch in China back in 1987. Nowadays, people worldwide enjoy this tasty dish which is very similar to our own “Pechay” or “Tinapa.”
It is very popular among eaters around the world. However, the recipe of this chicken varies around the world depending upon the taste preferences of the customers. Several multi-national food chains offer something special in their menu when it comes to this dish.
3) Curly Fries:
These fries are very famous in Japan and you can easily find them in McDonald’s, KFC, or Mos Burger outlets all over the country. The curly shape of the French fry is attribute to the machine use for making it. This seems to be one of the fast-food items that are being offer in Japan these days.
4) Fish Burgers:
The fish burger is another item that has become very famous around the world. You can try it in different flavors depending on which country you are visiting. Some countries offer this to customers with melted cheese on top, while others do not. The fish burger is a bun with a piece of fried fish in the center, and tartar sauce is usually serve as a side dish. You can expect this dish from fast-food restaurants like Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, or MosBurger.
This is a dessert with different toppings. The first person to make it was an ice cream store owner named Steve Herrell. It became popular after he put it on the menu at his store for one summer. Today, people all over the world are having sundaes. You can order a different flavor depending on where you are.
6) Grilled Chicken Sandwich:
The grilled chicken sandwich is not unique to America, but this dish has become very well-known because of its popularity in wellness programs nowadays. It has 100% whole grain bread, filled with salad greens, tomato slices, etc. Different fast-food chains worldwide offer grilled chicken sandwiches like Subway, Jollibee, KFC, and many more.
It is everyone’s favorite. It is the most ordered food in the whole world. You will see that are several Italian restaurants around the world offer a variety of pizza flavors to their customers.
Other than these fancy food chains, many local restaurants, and food carts offer local versions of pizza depending upon the taste preferences of their customers. And the number of these chains and local restaurants is increasing day by day.
8) Fish & Chips:
You will see that restaurants make these Fish and chips from two pieces of fish that they fry in a pan with potatoes and we call them “chips.” Fish and chips are common in many places around the world. It is believed that it came from England, though there are other variations that you can make by adding garlic powder or chili powder to the potatoes.
9) Hot Dogs:
Hot dogs, derive from sausage casings made out of the intestine, have become very popular in America. Because there were baseball games where this kind of sausage was sold. Chefs top them with a myriad of ingredients, including ketchup, mustard, onion, pickle, or sauerkraut.
10) Greek Yogurt:
Greek yogurt is popular around for more than 4000 years, but it is quite popular in America, where you can find it from morning until night and in all kinds of restaurants. All you have to do is add the toppings, and you will get a unique breakfast or snack that tastes good and provides protein.
People believe that the burrito came from Mexico when this food item was create by Americans living in California during the early 1900s. It became very popular when Mexican immigrants went back home with the recipe, and it spread from town to town. Nowadays you will find the food everywhere, even in Europe where they call it a wrap or a sandwich.
12) Chicken Wraps:
Nowadays, the chicken wrap is available on every street corner, and it’s even a popular meal at school. This trend was first seen in 1989 when a guy transformed his hot dog stand into a sandwich store that only offered wraps. However, the burrito had been around long before then as it still can be found everywhere today. Wrap in a tortilla instead of pita bread. This dish has increased the demand for retail packaging wholesale.
This was a list of 12 popular fast food items made in one country and then spread across the world. However, not all of them started in America, as most people might think about their own country’s cuisine for fast food.
There are plenty more foods from other countries around the world adopt by America. Such as green tea from Japan or chocolate chip cookies from Australia.
There’s always something new popping up on menus every day, so who knows what will be next? In any case, this list has given you a little variety when you’re craving some international flavor during your next trip to the supermarket!