Foreign food chains are happy to provide travelers with delicious food based on the traditional dishes of their forefathers. Not all foreign food chains are huge franchise outlets and it is of advantage to travelers that the concept is only just catching on in many countries. One of the best pieces of advice you will ever hear is to look out for where the locals eat, so if you find a foreign food chain outlet full of local people, you will have stumbled across a restaurant that serves food at bargain prices. Sampling new cuisines or a favored food in its homeland is a great incentive to visit somewhere so here are 8 Foreign Food Chains Every Traveler Should Know
1. Brazil: Giraffas
Many Brazilians aren’t happy to eat with their hands and when Giraffas first opened in the early 1980’s, it became the first fast food chain to use silverware. It proved a popular decision and this foreign food chain now has almost 400 outlets. The menu is heavily based on meat but there are some alternatives such as pasta available.
2. CHINA: Mr Lee
It isn’t news that the Chinese like soup and in China, it is pretty well eaten by everybody at lunchtime. The popularity of this foreign food chain is that at Mr Lee’s customers can add their own choice of condiment to the soup; soy sauce, dried chilli oil, pickled greens and white vinegar are all available. Mr Lee was originally founded in 1987 and now has more than 400 outlets throughout China.
3. GERMANY: Nordsee
Not everybody considers steamed fish as fast food but a large portion of the menu at Nordsee is made up of exactly that. Cod, Pollock, Plaice and Salmon all have starring roles and customers choose whether they want their fish grilled, steamed or fried. Nordsee caters to the preference for sustainable and healthy food that has been sourced responsibly. Nordsee is Europe’s largest food chain to specialize and has about 400 outlets throughout the continent.