In the United States, fast food has become such a fundamental part of life that fast food chains themselves have become synonymous with the US. McDonald’s, Subway, and Wendy’s are so popular abroad that most of us take for granted that the United States is the end-all, be-all of fast food. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We might have been the first (that’d be White Castle in 1921), but our reputation for being the best just might be in jeopardy. Throughout the world, innovative restauranteurs have developed fast food chains that defy description and tantalize the taste buds. Here are some of the best.
1. Chicken Licken, South Africa
Meet the world’s largest non-American fried chicken joint. Located in various places throughout South Africa and Botswana, Chicken Licken serves a huge variety of fried chicken, including delicious hot wings, sliders, and chicken sandwiches.