The United States may be the fattest nation in the world, and we may be the founder of many of the fast food restaurants, but that doesnâ€™t mean we get all the tasty treats that are served at every chain. Unfortunately. Make sure youâ€™re sitting down folks, and get ready to brace yourself for some cold, mouth-watering truth. The fast-chains weâ€™ve come to know and loveâ€¦. are cheating on us! Grab your box of Kleenexes and read on to find out who.
1. Pizza Hut, Cheese Burger and Chicken Fillet Crown Crust Pizza, Middle East
This dynamic duo, known as the Crown Crust Carnival are two crowns of pizza deliciousness. Youâ€™ll feel like royalty when this crown shape inspired pizza is placed in front of you, topped with a sprinkling of cheeseburger toppings including beef, tomatoes, lettuce, and their special space, and then the kicker is the ring of grilled mini cheeseburgers on top of the crust. If cheeseburgers arenâ€™t your style, you can opt for the Chicken Fillet Crown Crust pizza instead that substitutes chicken fingers instead of the burgers. Also, instead of the cheeseburger toppings itâ€™s topped with chicken tenders, green peppers, onions and barbeque sauce. Sounds like two winners to me! Too bad youâ€™d have to go all the way to the Middle East to get one.
2. KFC, Gouda Shrimp Cutlet Sandwich, Japan
The United States is home to deep fried goodness, but we are robbed of this delicacy. KFCâ€™s in Japan are keeping it to themselves. What exactly is it you may ask? Itâ€™s a delicious hunk of cheese stuffed with shrimp and then deep-fried to perfection and called the Gouda Shrimp Cutlet. It sounds so good itâ€™d make Colonel Sanders jealous!
3. McDonaldâ€™s, Mega Mac, United Arab Emirates
You know the famous jingle for the Big Mac, â€œTwo all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions — on a sesame seed bun.â€? Well people from the United Arab Emirates laugh at that measly little burger. Those in the UAE get to dine on the greatness that is the Mega Mac, which has not three, but four layers of beef and two buns. Youâ€™d have to buy two Big Macs just to make this burger yourself! I think they took supersizing to a whole new level.
4. Dairy Queen, Green Tea Blizzard, Asia
Green tea has many proven health benefits, like helping to fight heart disease and even cancer. Apparently only Dairy Queens in Asian countries like Thailand and China are that concerned about providing us with more options to improve our health with these delicious Green Tea Blizzards, because the United States once again is missing out. Weâ€™ll just have to settle for all the boring, purely fattening, cookie blizzards, while people in Asia get to fight heart disease and cancer with their treats.
5. Wendyâ€™s, Lobster and Caviar Burger, Japan
For the great low price of $16 you can snack on one of these delicacies, but only in Japan will you find it. To celebrate the opening of Wendyâ€™s second location in Japan, they launch a new line of â€œpremiumâ€ ocean-themed food items, the Lobster and Caviar Burger being one of them. This burger has lobster chunks, a lobster salad, and itâ€™s topped caviar along with some normal burger goodies. The other premium burgers include a Surf and Turf burger thatâ€™s a hamburger topped with lobster and regular burger toppings. And lastly, the Ocean Premium Salad, which has lobster, caviar, avocado, an egg, and a mixture of vegetables. Thatâ€™s some high class dining for a fast food joint if you ask me!
6. KFC, Tower Burger, Australia
While KFC finds its home in the United States, this burger finds its home in Australia. We get the short straw when it comes to sandwich options in the U.S. with only two while other countries have more than double, the tower burger being one of the tasty options. Itâ€™s a fried chicken patty topped with a hash brown, cheese, lettuce, tomato sauce, and sweet mayo, all together making for one super tasty burger once again making Colonel Sanders very jealous!
7. Pizza Hut, Mac â€˜nâ€™ Cheese Pizza, Germany
As if pizza wasnâ€™t cheesy enough, Pizza Hut taunts us again with something we canâ€™t have. Pizza Hutâ€™s German Facebook fans were put to a vote, and this delicious pizza came out the winner. If you ask me, Iâ€™d say they definitely picked a winner, with a pizza topped with pasta and smothered in cheese sauce. Color me jealous.
8. Subway, Veg Shammi, India
If youâ€™re a vegetarian itâ€™s time to no longer be satisfied with the two simple options of the Veggie Delite and the Veggie Patty that Subway offers you. India is the place for you! They have a cornucopia of options for you! One such option is the super delicious Veg Sammi, which is a kebab made from lentils, onion, and garlic, served on one of their fresh loaves of bread. Sounds yummy!
9. Burger King, Jelly and Ice Cream, UK
According to the (most likely biased) Jell-O Gallery website, Jell-O is Americaâ€™s favorite dessert. Despite this, our Burger King lack it on any of their menus. However, for the Jell-O-aholics out there, you can travel to the UK and order a Whopper with a side of a Jelly and Ice Cream. This British version is a strawberry flavored â€œjellyâ€ topped off with ice cream given with the lighthearted disclaimer, â€œWarning, this product is prone to wobbling.â€
10. Dunkinâ€™ Donuts, Dry Pork and Seaweed Donut, China
People in China top us once again. Why you may ask. Because they get yummy meat on their Dunkinâ€™ Donuts, thatâ€™s why! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and how are we donut-addicted folks supposed to get our protein if we can only get them with sprinkles or glaze? This protein-packed breakfast delicacy is a traditional donut topped with dehydrated and smashed up pork and pieces of seaweed. Yum!
As a bonus, here are a few more that will make your mouth water and will make you green with envy:
- Pizza Hut, Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza, UK
- McDonaldâ€™s, Curly Fries, Philippines
- Wendyâ€™s, Truffle and Porcini Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Japan
- Burger King, Chili Cheese Nuggets, Germany
- McDonaldâ€™s, McLobster Roll, Canada
- Burger King, Whopper with egg and bacon, Japan
- Wendyâ€™s, Foie Gras Rossini, Japan
Now I donâ€™t know about you, but Iâ€™m hungry, and equally frustrated, because nothing I want I can get. Curse you U.S. food chains for robbing us of these fattening delicacies. I guess Iâ€™ll just have to get out my passport and go try them all. Let us know if youâ€™ve tried any of these or if there are any others that youâ€™ve tried that arenâ€™t available in the U.S.