Lovin’ It Globally
Few brands are seen as more all-American than McDonald’s. But as the world has grown smaller, the fast food giant’s menu has grown wider. And that trend continues this week as McD’s is adding four menu items that show its international flair: Stroopwafel McFlurry (The Netherlands); Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger (Spain); Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich (Canada), and Cheesy Bacon Fries (Australia). Starting Wednesday, these items will be offered for a limited time nationwide at participating McDonald’s, but elsewhere, the chain has been serving up exotic locally inspired fare for years, well beyond its roots as a hamburger stand and far beyond anything the restaurant tycoon Ray Kroc could have imagined. Read on to see what McDonald’s customers have enjoyed abroad.