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Coming to America: foreign chain restaurants in the U.S.
Yahoo ^ | March 6, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 03/06/2014 6:31:17 AM PST by C19fan

American chain restaurants have long been fond of expanding beyond the U.S. borders – see McDonald's (MCD), KFC and Subway – and as time marches on, the trade works in reverse, too.

Restaurants from Asia, Central and South America, Africa, Europe and Australia have over the years made their way to the States, bringing with them all manner of entrees, sandwiches and sweets. Some have been here a while and made sizable inroads, such as Canadian doughnut seller Tim Hortons (THI), while others are newer and smaller, like South Korean chicken shop Bonchon.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: chains; fast; food
I have been to Peri Peri's in Washington DC. Excellent grilled chicken. Also, another chain is Pollo Campero, chain from Central America, with great fried chicken. I first had it visiting my wife's family in Guatemala and when I used to live in LA.
1 posted on 03/06/2014 6:31:17 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Old news. East China Inn is everywhere.


2 posted on 03/06/2014 6:32:16 AM PST by fulltlt
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To: C19fan

Think they are already here, but so what US reset rants are all over the world.
My daughters went to Spain last year, went to a tiny town out side Medera and there was a Taco Bell.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 6:35:48 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: C19fan

I wouldn’t mind having a Fuji’s Japanese restaurant open up near me although we have a local chain called Mio’s that is quite good.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 6:37:25 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: C19fan

The Colonel certainly gets around. In some countries without a ‘fried’ phobia they still call it Kentucky Fried Chicken.


5 posted on 03/06/2014 6:38:43 AM PST by posterchild
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To: C19fan

I think a http://domino.cl could do well in many parts of the world.


6 posted on 03/06/2014 6:39:47 AM PST by posterchild
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To: C19fan

I don’t know much about economy and money. Is this a good trend for America?


7 posted on 03/06/2014 6:42:19 AM PST by Henderson
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U.S. fast food chains are omnipresent. Seen people who went to Japan and come back a week later, and they didn’t even sample the local cuisine. “We just ate McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken.” So it’s only fair.

Plus, U.S. fast food chains are probably the reason why Mexico recently surpassed the United States in obesity.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 6:42:31 AM PST by PaulCruz2016
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U.S. fast food chains are omnipresent. Seen people who went to Japan and come back a week later, and they didn’t even sample the local cuisine. “We just ate McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken.” So it’s only fair.

Plus, U.S. fast food chains are probably the reason why Mexico recently surpassed the United States in obesity.


9 posted on 03/06/2014 6:42:48 AM PST by PaulCruz2016
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Third world fast food? No thanks. The food poisoning would be deadly. These are the types of people that think Tuberculosis and hepatitis C are no big deal.


10 posted on 03/06/2014 6:44:59 AM PST by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: posterchild
The Colonel certainly gets around...


11 posted on 03/06/2014 6:46:17 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: C19fan

FROM JAPAN BRING:

MOSBURGER

MESHIYA

KAPPA SUSHI

TENKA IPPIN

Please!


12 posted on 03/06/2014 6:54:16 AM PST by struggle
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We have a Tim Hortons here about a year old. I can’t understand how they stay in business. (LOL, right this minute there was a Tim Hortons ad on the local radio station). They never seem to have any customers.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 7:03:05 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: struggle

No from Japan bring every Jarhead’s favorite: Sanzoku!


14 posted on 03/06/2014 7:14:05 AM PST by 03A3 (The reset is gonna be epic.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Quebec?


15 posted on 03/06/2014 7:14:47 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: posterchild

I won’t eat KFC whether it is here or overseas. They advertise that they use Tyson chicken exclusively. Tysons are a big supporter of the Demoncrats.
Laura D’andrea Tyson was central to the Clinton administration. Related, I don’t know, but don’t try to confuse me with any facts. My mind is already made up.


16 posted on 03/06/2014 7:18:37 AM PST by North Coast Conservative (God created man, Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: svcw

I actually saw a Taco Bell in Mexico City back in 1999. They charged 8x more than the far superior food cart tacos outside.


17 posted on 03/06/2014 7:27:33 AM PST by Clemenza (Lurking)
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I actually saw a Taco Bell in Mexico City back in 1999. They charged 8x more than the far superior food cart tacos outside.

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I was in Jersusalem a couple of years ago, have family working there.

After a long day trudging through the Old City, they announced dinner was going to be pizza delivery. Yea, right.

I told them that I’d pass on the pizza and go find some street food.


18 posted on 03/06/2014 7:34:41 AM PST by dmz
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While it currently exists only at a low level, individual vendors, I look forward to Moochelle Obama’s nightmare, a fast food chain selling Sonoran hot dogs.

Those that have opened in the southwest produce fare that makes Philly cheese steaks with all the trimmings look like Nouvelle Cuisine. Delicious stuff that will kill you dead, and you can hear your capillaries slamming shut.

You start with a hot dog, wrapped in Mesquite smoked bacon, and laid in a bolillo bun, which is about three times larger than a hot dog bun and forms a bowl, which you need for the several pounds of other ingredients.

Chopped onions and caramelized onions, Queso blanco cheese,
tomatoes, mayonnaise, cream sauce, mustard and Jalapeno salsa or sauce, guacamole, various hot peppers, and potato or tortilla chips mixed in. With roasted peppers on the side.

Just do not ask for cheddar. Though when enough Americans buy them, they will probably add it as well. I know at least one vendor who adds Mozzarella, just because he likes it.

It is easy to find a vendor. Just look for the line, which around noon is about a block long.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 7:38:59 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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God I love Bon Chon. If you love fried chicken you have to try it Korean style


20 posted on 03/06/2014 8:29:24 AM PST by Raymann
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To: C19fan; All
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21 posted on 03/06/2014 8:37:24 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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Back when I was deployed in Germany in the early 80’s, I happened to be in the smallest town in Germany (Schwaebisch Gmuend) to have a McDonald’s. The owner/manager was an ex-pat American and former soldier. The restaurant regularly seemed to win awards as the best/cleanest McDonald’s in all of Europe.


22 posted on 03/06/2014 8:41:34 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Clemenza
awwww, Street vendors - tacos! So good.
Best fish taco I ever had was in Ensanada from a street side vendor, a mom and pop place. It was interesting, they put the taco on a piece of paper and when you were done you took the paper to this kid (probably their child) she counted the papers and told you how much you owed.
23 posted on 03/06/2014 8:48:10 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Fiji Hill; reg45

Yeah. They call it PFK in Quebec.

I got my first Poutine at a PFK outside Montreal.


24 posted on 03/06/2014 9:03:00 AM PST by ifinnegan
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I got my first Poutine at a PFK outside Montreal.

Sounds as though they've adapted their menu to accommodate local tastes.

25 posted on 03/06/2014 10:36:56 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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