The first McDonald’s drive-thru was created in 1975 near an Arizona military base to serve soldiers who weren’t allowed to get out of their cars while wearing fatigues. Since then, McDonalds has opened up restaurants in at least 119 countries. If you’re a fast food connoisseur who has already exhausted the secret menu at McDonald’s, you’ll have to leave the U.S. to get these surprising menu items. An international tour of the fast food chain yield some surprises. Here are 10 McDonald’s fast foods you can only get outside the U.S.
In McDonald’s locations in Spain, you can pick up this little treat: a chocolate cak filled with hazelnut chocolate comparable to Nutella. Shouldn’t delicious Nutella just be available everywhere by now?
In German McDonald’s locations, you can grab a McToast. Imagine a quesadilla that used flat bread instead of a tortilla, filled with gooey, melted chocolate and you have the McToast.
In Poland, you can get a burger that puts the land, sea and air burger to shame (that’s a secret menu item that includes fish, chicken and beef patties.) The Cordon Bleu Burger is a beef patty topped with a ham-stuffed fried chicken patty.
Imagine that crispy, flaky crust of the famous McDonald’s apple pie filled with mashed potatoes, bacon and cheese instead of fruit. Oh yes, and it’s deep-fried. Find this treat in a Japanese McDonald’s.
The French do love their baguettes, even in their fast food restaurants! At a French McDonald’s you can pick up a baguette sandwich filled with two hash brown patties, two slices of ham and two slices of Swiss cheese all smothered in a white cheese sauce.
In Indian McDonald’s locations, you can get this rather healthy item: patties made from fried paneer cheese (similar to queso fresco), and vegetables wrapped in a soft bread wrap similar to a tortilla.
Could this combo meal be what the Czech Republic thinks Americans eat? Order the McCountry combo at a Czech McDonald’s and you’ll get a sausage sandwich served with a side of fried shrimp.
Lovers of spinach artichoke dip will like these! Imagine biting into the crispy, crumbly breading of a chicken McNugget, only to find a warm and gooey parmesan spinach mixture inside. Pick this snack up at an Italian McDonald’s.
One of Canada’s trademark dishes is poutine: french fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy. Now imagine that on top of perfect McDonald’s French fries. Heaven!
“Brekkie” is a nickname for breakfast in Australia, and at an Australian McDonald’s you can pick up this deluxe brekkie roll sandwich: bacon, sausage, egg, cheese and spicy tomato sauce on a French roll.