You tend to think that fast food franchises like McDonald’s are standardized all over the world. For the most part that’s true. You can always count on more than a few core menu items wherever you roam. However, international markets may tailor their menus according to local tastes. Sometimes these are limited offers or seasonal promotions, and sometimes they are culinary flops that are quickly discontinued. Now, some of us would never dream of stepping foot under the Golden Arches while visiting the far corners of the world. After all, sampling regional delights is half the fun of international travel. But one could (loosely) argue that Micky D’s does occasionally feature some foreign flavors quite unique to the familiar American fodder. If you’re popping in to use their air-conditioning or bathroom, you might as well expand your gastronomical palate and order something you can’t get back home. Here are 15 international McDonalds meals you won’t find in the States. Some sound surprisingly tempting.
1. McBeer, Europe
In select McDonald’s franchises across France, the Netherlands, Germany and Austria you can order some suds to wash down your meal. It’s not some watery McDonald’s brand beer, but popular brews from the region. Nobody’s saying you’d want to treat the Golden Arches as your neighborhood bar, but how good would it be to be able to order a McBeer with your burger? Bottoms up!