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  1. Peter Boucher at |

    I remember when I was vacationing in France and was walking down the famous street the Champs S’Elysees. There just happened to be a McDonald’s there. I walked in and the menu was no different than ours with only one exception. And being the French custom, this McDonald’s served WINE !! God’s honest truth. I did get both a laugh and ordered a cup of wine with my Big Mac……

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    1. Peter Boucher at |

      The Documentary “Super – Size Me” still to this day has me both freaked out and thinking twice about eating at one

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  2. andy at |

    ..and it’s a myth that cows are holy in india. they are forbidden to Hindus to eat as they give milk

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  3. guestimations at |

    hawaii is part of the US, so not foreign.
    Not the greatest list, and pretty offensive to other countries as well.

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  4. SLH at |

    People in New Zealand do refer to themselves as “kiwis.” It makes sense for a burger exclusively sold in New Zealand to be called a “Kiwi Burger.”

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    1. Adrian at |

      Also, we call ourselves Kiwis after our national icon, a rare flightless bird (the Kiwi).

      In NZ, we call the fruit a “Kiwifruit.”

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      1. brian at |

        There is always someone to beat me to my comments…you are that someone this time.

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  5. darkknight9761 at |

    You know, some of these items on this McMenu list don’t sound too bad, others, blech! The #1 on the list surprised me, I mean we used to make jokes about having wedding receptions at Wal Mart, but apparently, in Japan, wedding receptions at McDonald’s are quite common. Who knew? Different cultures, different customs. Interesting list.

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    1. Andrei at |

      Hong Kong isn’t in Japan brah

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      1. darkknight9761 at |

        Oops, forgot my geography lessons. At least I know that Libya is in Africa, unlike Michelle Bachmann. Thanks for the geography reminder.

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        1. Peter Boucher at |

          Michelle Bachmann. The woman who wished Elvis Presley a Happy Birthday on the anniversary of the day he died. What rock did that GOP, tea party fanatic crawl from under (Yes, as you can read, I am a staunch Democrat)

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          1. darkknight9761 at |

            @ Peter Boucher Yea Peter, I am a staunch Democrat also, I’m liberal, but in a common sense way. I don’t go overboard like some the ‘nanny state’ laws have. I fully intend on voting for our current President for re-election. I mean the guy inherited one heck of a mess. The GOP has no viable candidates at the current time, but that’s only my opinion. That’s what’s called a ‘Democracy’. That’s why it’s important to get out and VOTE! It’s a privilege and a duty of every American citizen.

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  6. sillykiwi at |

    they still sell the kiwi burger in here new zealand O_o
    it was never cancelled, its one of those burgers that comes out once a year for a limited time.
    also, its called the kiwi burger because we are kiwis… so no offensive in the slightest
    so yeah… kinda wrong dude lol

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    1. Chris at |

      And this year, for the Rugby World Cup, they introduced the “Angus Kiwi Burger” using “high end” Angus beef in a more “deluxe” bun etc. i preferred the original, but have it without the beetroot.

      In a lot of “mom and pop” burger joints, a burger comes standard with beetroot here in NZ, add an egg and it’s an egg burger! McDonalds made it their local “special” and some places will make it on request even when it’s not on the menu.

      A number of years ago, a Japanese visitor to work bought one and was disappointed! He was expecting it to be made from Kiwi meat!

      Note there are three meanings to Kiwi.
      1. The flightless bird (the original meaning)
      2. People from New Zealand (because the bird is only found here)
      3. An abbreviation for Kiwifruit (bred in New Zealand and originally called Chinese Gooseberrys).

      It always confuses me that a lot of people think a kiwi is the fruit!

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    2. Adrian at |

      What worries me is that foreigners think we call ourselves Kiwis after the export fruit… Now that is slightly offensive to my national sensitivites >.<

      And the article writer is trashing beetroot! The Kiwi Burger is an awesome combination of ingredients. Man, these Americans need to get out more, see the world, experience and taste things outside their borders.

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      1. brian at |

        Being named after the bird is any better?

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        1. Chris at |

          Well, the bird is unique to the country and the people are anything but flightless!

          Famous kiwis are all around the world!

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        2. Adrian at |

          I think so ;-) Besides I like our native birdlife. Gives me an excuse to go hiking in the bush.

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  7. Arnold at |

    I live in Hawaii, I eat spam, eggs, portoguese sausage eggs and rice is really good. I didn’t know that they don’t serve it on the mainland…

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    1. Linlin at |

      I used to pretty much only eat the spam platter when I worked at McDonald’s lol it’s a good thing mainlanders don’t like it, more for us! I know a lot of guys on Maui who still wear skirts, but I doubt if this author came face to face with them he wouldn’t be cracking jokes about it. I’m surprised he didn’t mention the maharajah mac or the potato katsu burger.

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  8. thetypeman at |

    Actually, New England is the first part of this country continuously settled. So your statement about McLobster is unfounded. My family has been in this country since 1621, and we settled here in New England. Not giving you s**t but get the facts straight.

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    1. CTKid at |

      My family too. New England could maybe be considered CULTURALLY seperate, but is definetly part of this country.

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  9. Diego at |

    The RICE does not exist anymore in the phippines.

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    1. JuliE at |

      It didn’t at all! It never was served in philippines..

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  10. Samskie at |

    We dont have rice burgers here in the Philippines, what we do have is the Spam and Eggs. McLaks looks yummy!

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    1. CTKid at |

      Mine too!

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  11. Somebody at |

    Can somebody please explain why I would actually like to try a Mega Teriyaki?

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  12. rdrr at |

    How did beer (Italy) not end up on the list?

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  13. Mike at |

    Why would you write that “New England hardly counts as part of the US”? The United States began in New England. If anything, New England represents best the founding principles of the nation. The south not so much. I don’t understand why Lincoln didn’t let them go.

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    1. Gary Shannon at |

      You know nothing of the South or it’s people. For all your smugness, you just lumped millions of people into a category and maintained that they were “ignorant” because of their geographical birthplace. And you think of yourself as so educated and open-minded. You should be ashamed.

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      1. CT Kid at |

        The War’s over. Can the south just get over it?

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      2. julie at |

        no apostrophe in “it’s” there.

        a new englander would have known that. ;)

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  14. Rico at |

    Can someone from Japan please send me a Mega Teriyaki?

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  15. Cora at |

    Well this is certainly an entertaining thread. Everything from McAngus to McZealand, including McPolitics (note, in Blue states, law requires eating it with the left hand only; though isn’t “staunch” what you do to stem blood flowing from gaping wounds?). Given the food poisoning thing in Norway, perhaps it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to call it the McExLax. To the person who is scared witless now because they saw “Super-Size Me” … that fauxumentary ranks up there in truth value with “Al Gore invented the Internet” (something to keep in mind with Al Gore being a big proponent of global warming … maybe if he shut up, glaciers would return). As for the Kiwis … great people, silly bird. And to wrap it all up … McDonald’s in Germany … cardiac calories washed down with great beer (or bier as they spell it, but they’re foreigners, what do they know? And Italian beer? You were joking, right? I mean talk about marketing possibilities … McCow mit McBrau!

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    1. Gary Shannon at |

      Wow. that was quite a McRant. Are you on some kind of meds we should know about?

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      1. Cora at |

        Rant? If you couldn’t tell it was tongue-in-cheek humor, maybe it’s you that should be concerned with your own meds.

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  16. Gary Shannon at |

    “while back in the US it took months of negotiations before all of us begrudgingly accepted onions and lettuce in our fast food.”

    How’s that again? I don’t know of anyone who has ever balked at either. In fact, every one I know wouldn’t dream of a hamburger without onions! Where did you ever form such an opinion?

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  17. julie at |

    i think spam & eggs in HI is less startling to visitors than SAIMIN (nissin ramen, basically) on the menu.

    we also had mcsushi briefly (late 80s?), but it didn’t catch on. saimin still going strong, tho…..

    oh, and btw, they have a teriyaki burger in the US every couple of years. comes and goes, like the mcrib. initially called the “samurai burger” on the mainland, but i guess they decided that was too corny (or racist, or something) — it was back to “teriyaki burger” the last time around.

    still, it is not a “mega”….

    btw, most UNIQUE entry really should be “Smile…¥0″ on jthe menuboards in japan!! right under the apple pie….

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  18. Patrick Burnett at |

    Lists like this always make me sad because they seem like exercises in displaying the author’s provincial attitudes and narrow-mindedness.

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  19. julie at |

    wow, snob much?

    the author isn’t listing oddities of foreign countries or even of their food; he is listing oddities of the offerings in an AMERICAN CHAIN adapting thereto.

    i find him neither provincial nor narrow-minded.

    physician, heal thyself.

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  20. CT Kid at |

    I am extremely offended by this. I live in New England, and my ancestors came over on the mayflower. If it was’nt for them, there could be no such thing as America, and actually, there’s no McLObster in most New England locations.

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  21. julie at |

    there isn’t?

    i’m in NH and i’ve never seen a branch that DOESN’T carry it! but it is seasonal – june through aug or so. i thought memorial day was the trigger, but as of yesterday, my local branches haven’t started yet. maybe july 4th is the magic date.

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    1. CT Kid at |

      Oh, i’m from Connecticut. It must be found farther north than CT.

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      1. julie at |

        i’m pretty sure it’s in RI as well. maybe it’s more of an “along the coastline” thing than a north-south thing?

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        1. CTKid at |

          CT is along the coast…..

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          1. julie at |

            my bad. u are indeed.

            in any case, i bet u have it there somewhere. maybe not your branch but hunt around.

            my point about “the coast” was not to restrict the number of NE states; I actually meant that it’s available in coastal states OUTSIDE new england. didn’t someone report seeing it in baltimore?

            prolly just wherever they think “fish” sells….

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            1. CTKid at |

              Well, i did live in the middle of nowhere, CT, so that might be why

  22. Cenough at |

    Wow, amazing to show how retarded with education you are to post that New England is not part of America. Do you know your history at all, or anything about New England? _Fn moron! you have got to be the dumbest person ive ever come across. You keep being you, im sure youll go far………

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  23. Stuart at |

    I really really really really want the Mega Teriyaki Burger.

    *drools*

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  24. julie at |

    the japanese in the photo says “sister [burger] to the megamac!”

    so what’s the megamac in the first place? it’s not a local name for the big mac (some countries do that) — japan uses “big mac” (biggu makku) same as the west. is there yet a SECOND locally-tweaked big mac? teriyaki vs…WHAT?

    best thing they had in japan was the TSUKIMI burger, btw. wish THAT would make it to US menus….

    incidentally, article is wrong in stating that americans love teriyaki. they’ve tried out the (single) teriyaki burger a couple of times here, and it didn’t sell too well outside of hawaii.

    i can’t blame McDs for not offering a mega version when the basic one pretty much flopped. personally, tho, i do wish it were here.

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  25. James at |

    Here in Honduras sells, fried Chicken, and Baleadas :-D

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  26. julie at |

    spaghetti is common on filipino fast-food menus, including, i believe, at McDs.

    “McDs” as a name, otoh, is not! they call it McDo’s there….

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  27. LaylaG at |

    In the Middle East they serve the McArabia, with grilled chicken patties on flatbread dressed with garlic mayo sauce. Never had it, personally, but it’s a favorite of the older, more traditional generations!

    http://segersc.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/mcarabia.jpg

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  28. Eric_CR at |

    Actually, McPinto isn’t the official way of make Gallo Pinto. In Costa Rica there are plenty of ways of make it, McPinto is just one more ,but its taste is very spicey unlike the rest of them. Personally i don’t like it.

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  29. Rina at |

    The McRice burger came out in the Philippines in 2006. They had 2 variations: chicken and beef. My favorite was the chicken it was served inbetween 2 rice made buns sprinkled with black sesame seeds, had chopped purple cabbage and had a sweetish but tangy mayo dressing. It came out for a limited time till the second quarter of that year. Too bad it was phased out, it was really something McDonald produced that had high quality. As for the other products here, it would be interesting to try them even once McDonalds in the Philippines seems to have cut costs with their ingredients today. A fillet o fish sandwich is a mere size of 3-4 bites with a very thin fish patty. Their mcnuggets is coated now with so much flour so much so that when it gets cold, it gets tough and chewy. If they want to keep the costs low, don’t let the quality suffer because that’s exactly what their doing.

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    1. james braselton at |

      hi there yeah gohst gohst universe is anouther untaped market ufo wizzards witches vampiers

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  30. Eia at |

    At where I grew up we can havd kids birthday parties at playland. Hawaii’s teriyaki burger is so good. I love spam and eggs for breakfast too. The author is so insulting towards the people in Hawaii. Only because she doesn’t eat spam she doesn’t have to insult all the people who do. Everyone I have met in the mainland act so disgusted by spam (I mean everyone!) but yet every time spam goes on sale, the shelves are empty…..some ghosts must be buying them, I guess?!

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  31. james braselton at |

    hi there japan hong kong and halo unverse macdondalds haveing weddings

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  32. Fiona Harrison at |

    In Australia they bring out the McOz regularly, which is very similar to the kiwi burger. Beetroot is awesome on burgers, wish places in the US would offer it, burgers just don’t taste right without beetroot (and preferably bacon, and BBQ sauce, yum).

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