Entire books have been written on the global phenomenon that is McDonald's. One of best-known chains around the world, McDonald's is a global force in the fast-food industry and consistently shows no signs of slowing down. Its popularity has remained unaffected by lawsuits and exposés, a testament to the questionable, albeit valid magnetism of its brand.
Even though we might not want to admit it, many of us get a small feeling of comfort when we see a McDonald's while traveling in a foreign country. The notion that even thousands of miles away from home, a double quarter pounder with cheese is not that far can be reassuring.
To be expected, though, McDonald's abroad have menus that are tailored to their home country. These foreign McDonald's menus include combos that might seem surprising to us, but make perfect sense to the demographic in a given location.
For a better understanding of what one can find where, we've taken a look at different menus around the world to collect some of the most unique McDonald's offerings. For example, in India (where cows are generally sacred) the two all-beef patties typically found in a Big Mac were replaced with two chicken patties to create the Maharaja Mac. And in France, you can order a McBaguette, which comes with a variety of different options like fried chicken or beef on the classic French bread.
But classic McDonald's lovers needn't worry: No matter where you go, any given McDonald's combo can be ordered with the option of french fries and a Coca-Cola. The differences around the world did surprise us, though, so check out our slideshow to see how the menus change in different countries!
-Emily Rothkrug, The Daily Meal
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Scandinavians are known for their healthy diets, which is why it’s no surprise that this vegetarian burger is on the menus in Sweden. The McBean patty is a blend of cannellini beans, kidney beans, onions, carrots, and green peppers, served on a bus with lettuce, tomato, onions, and a special sauce. The Swedes also took a page from Italy’s book with salad choices like a prosciutto and melon combination. <em>Photo Credit: www.mcdonalds.se </em> <a href=" http://www.thedailymeal.com/10-unique-mcdonald-s-meals-around-world?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=uniquemcd" target="_hplink"><strong>Click Here to see more Unique McDonald's Meals From Around the World</strong></a>
This McDonald’s porridge comes with chicken strips, onions, ginger, fried shallots, and chiles. On the McDonald’s Malaysia website, it promises to be "just like mum’s cooking!" Malaysian McDonald's also offers Samurai Delights like taro pie for dessert and McFlurries made with passion fruit. <em>Photo Credit: www.mcdonalds.my</em>
This popular combo in the Philippines combines a fried chicken drumstick and spaghetti with Bolognese sauce. For breakfast at a Philippines McDonald’s, one can expect traditional breakfast items like longgasnsia (sausage) with garlic rice and an egg. <em>Photo Credit: www.mcdonalds.ph</em>
In Ukraine, you can order a Ham and Cheese Pita, but that’s not really why this item made the list. In a combo, you can swap classic McDonald’s fries for "country fries," which look like what we might call steak fries in the United States. <em>Photo Credit: www.mcdonalds.ua </em>
This "Kiwi Legend" was discontinued from the permanent menu, but has returned at some New Zealand McDonald’s locations. Made up of minced steak and cheese, these pies are square and can be served with other McDonald’s options like frozen Cokes. <a href=" http://www.thedailymeal.com/10-unique-mcdonald-s-meals-around-world?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=uniquemcd" target="_hplink"><strong>Click Here to see more Unique McDonald's Meals From Around the World</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit: www.mcdonalds.nz </em>
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