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The 10 Top Global Fast Food Chains

FILE- This May 2, 2012, file photo shows a sign advertising job openings outside a McDonalds restaurant in Chesterland, Ohio.
FILE- This May 2, 2012, file photo shows a sign advertising job openings outside a McDonalds restaurant in Chesterland, Ohio. McDonald's said a key sales figure climbed 3.7 percent in August, as the fast-food chain emphasized the value of its menu offerings amid the challenging global economy (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

When traveling outside the U.S., you're likely to see some ancient sites, unfamiliar buildings, exciting cuisine, interesting museums and ... McDonald's. The global fast food chain can be found everywhere from Pretoria to Paris. And while McDonald's has a clear lead in non-U.S. systemwide sales compared to other quick service chains, it isn't the only one banking on a global presence.

QSR Magazine recently ranked the top 30 quick service restaurants around the world, not counting U.S. sales. McDonald's, which came in first place, has more than three times the amount of sales as KFC, the restaurant with the second highest global sales command. But given how much Yum Brands, the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, is trying to beef up its China expansion, we're wondering if that gap will start to close slightly in the next several years.

Check out the top 10 global quick service restaurant chains:

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