15 Fast Food Items the French Did Right
1. Le Grand Bagel Cheese — McDonald’s
This new offering in McDonald’s France serves up two beef patties, a slice of melted cheddar, a slice of melted Emmental, with a cheese sauce dressing on a poppy-sesame bagel. BAGEL.
2. Quick’n Foie Gras — Quick
Last January, the French fast food chain Quick launched a limited-time burger which featured a slice of foie gras on top a beef patty with lettuce and onion sauce. The campaign? “Your New Year’s resolutions can wait.”
3. Sub Raclette — Subway
Have you tried raclette? It’s a Swiss dish and cheese (although equally popular in France) in which you scrape melted goodness off a giant wheel of cheese. This Subway treat puts ham, turkey, and pepperoni on a sub with melty raclette cheese.
4. Cheesy Leerdammer — Quick
Leerdammer is a semi-soft dutch cheese. These warm snacks are bite-sized rounds of the cheese, breaded and fried.
5. Le Croque McDo — McDonald’s
The fast food version of a croque monsieur — melty cheese and ham.
6. L’Alaska en Fête — Speed Rabbit Pizza
This French chain aspires to New York pizza standards, but Speed Rabbit Pizza’s offerings aren’t quite the classic slice. Like this one, “L’Alaska en Fête,” which has smoked salmon, mozzarella, cheddar, potatoes, dollops of crème fraîche, and caviar.
7. Mix Mania Speculoos — Quick
Ice cream mixed with caramel and Speculoos cookies. Have you tasted Speculoos cookies? So yum.
8. Majesty Pizza Burger — Pizza Hut
This weird Pizza Hut specialty was unveiled in the U.K. and other foreign spots earlier this year — it features mini cheeseburgers embedded in pizza crust with what appears to be a salad on top.
9. Le Double Shiny Bacon — McDonald’s
This is just your regular bacon cheeseburger, but it’s “shiny”?!
10. Bacon Groovy — Domino’s Pizza
Domino’s pizza offerings in France are much more inventive than what we have here. The “Bacon Groovy” might not be the most fancy (with crème fraîche, mozzarella, roasted chicken, onions, barbecue sauce, and bacon slices), but it sounds so cool to say. Bacon. Groovy.
11. Le Double Cornbread Barbecue — McDonald’s
A cornbread-ish bun with two beef patties and barbecue sauce. I dunno about this one.
12. Mini-Pancakes — Domino’s Pizza
Whoa. Mini-pancakes at Domino’s? These are served with powdered sugar.
13. Gouda Sticks — Speed Burger
From the fast food delivery service Speed Burger comes these yum-looking snacks — melty gouda cheese sticks with a crusty coating.
14. Le Brownie Stick — McDonald’s
The Brownie Stick at McDonald’s in France features a brownie on top of gooey caramel, on top of a cookie base.
15. Foie Gras Sushi — Sushi Shop
Sushi Shop is a more upscale chain offering sushi for takeout or delivery. Most of the stuff is pretty normal except for this sushi topped with a slice of foie gras and gingerbread crumbs. Ahh, la France. We love you even though you’re weird.