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70 Innovative International Fast Food Dishes

From Frozen Matcha Desserts to Fried Salmon Fillets

— August 3, 2016 — Lifestyle
From Brazil to Japan, international fast food brands have been coming up with innovative ways to satisfy regional taste preferences and dietary restrictions. Whether it is tweaking existing dishes or creating entirely new menu items, many quick service restaurants are drawing influence from international markets.

One of the innovative ways that fast food brands are finding success abroad is by making use of local ingredients. For instance, Auntie Anne's Japan recently began offering desserts made with Kyoto's famous Uji matcha powder. Similarly, Pizza Hut Australia created a specialty pizza featuring a crust stuffed with Vegemite.

Another way in which fast food restaurants are drawing on international influence is by taking note of different dietary preferences. For example, restaurants such as Domino's and Dunkin' Donuts have been quick to note the need for more vegetarian offerings in countries such as India. Other brands have also noted the demand for products that are kosher or halal in other markets. As a result, international fast food dishes can differ greatly from region to region.
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Pineapple-Shaped Donuts
Pineapple-Shaped Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts New Fine Coconut Donut is Shaped Like a Tropical Fruit
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69
Fish Stick-Topped Pizzas
Fish Stick-Topped Pizzas
The New Fish Deluxe Pizza from Domino's Celebrates Chinese New Year
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68
Tomato-Based Burgers
Tomato-Based Burgers
Vegusto's Tomato Burger is Made with Plant-Based Ingredients
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67
Tater Tot Pizza Crusts
Tater Tot Pizza Crusts
Pizza Hut New Zealand Offers Mini Potato Toppings for More Crunch
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66
Breakfast Burger Hybrids
Breakfast Burger Hybrids
Burger King New Zealand Added a Decadent Breakfast Sandwich to Its Menu
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65
Pumpkin-Infused Sandwiches
Pumpkin-Infused Sandwiches
This New Pumpkin Sandwich is Being Offered Across Japan at Starbucks
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64
Fried Salmon Fast Foods
Fried Salmon Fast Foods
KFC Japan Now Serves Fried Salmon Fillets in Conjunction with Sanrio
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Bee-Inspired Frappuccinos
Bee-Inspired Frappuccinos
These New Starbucks Beverages are Infused with Honeycomb Pieces
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62
Color-Coded Snack Wraps
Color-Coded Snack Wraps
Dunkin Donuts' Voodoo Veggie Wraps Come in Green for Vegetarians
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Cantaloupe-Flavored Frappuccinos
Cantaloupe-Flavored Frappuccinos
Starbucks Japan is Now Serving a Refreshing Cantaloupe Drink
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Scrumptious Matcha Pretzel Desserts
Scrumptious Matcha Pretzel Desserts
Auntie Anne's Will Offer Matcha Tea-Based Sweets and Treats
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Shrimp-Infused Pizzas
Shrimp-Infused Pizzas
This Strange Pizza Features Dough Pockets with Various Unusual Fillings
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Key Lime-Flavored Smoothies
Key Lime-Flavored Smoothies
The New Key Lime Frappuccino Puts a Tasty Twist on Matcha
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Shrimp-Topped Hamburgers
Shrimp-Topped Hamburgers
The New Whole Shrimp Whopper is Fast Food Take on Surf-and-Turf
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Cheesy Fried Chicken Tacos
Cheesy Fried Chicken Tacos
This Chain is Putting a Mexican-Inspired Twist on Its Fried Chicken
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Aussie Spread-Stuffed Crusts
Aussie Spread-Stuffed Crusts
Pizza Hut Australia Will Be Offering a Vegemite Stuffed Pizza Crust
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Frozen Matcha Desserts
Frozen Matcha Desserts
The KFC Krusher is a Milky Beverage Made With Powdered Matcha
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Celebratory Lobster-Topped Pizzas
Celebratory Lobster-Topped Pizzas
This Seafood-Inspired Pizza Celebrates Chinese New Year
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52
America-Themed Donuts
America-Themed Donuts
These Japanese Donuts Resemble Classic American Desserts
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51
Heart-Shaped S'mores Donuts
Heart-Shaped S'mores Donuts
These Valentine's Day Donuts are Made with Rich Belgian Chocolate
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50
Pizza Dough Pies
Pizza Dough Pies
The New 'Domino's Pies' Give Consumers a Tasty New Way to Enjoy Pizza
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49
Gravy-Topped French Fries
Gravy-Topped French Fries
The New Gravy Loaded Fries Swap Ketchup for Meat Drippings
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48
Coffee Jelly Blended Beverages
Coffee Jelly Blended Beverages
The Coffee Jelly Frappuccino is Made with Coffee-flavored Gelatin
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Realistic Pie-Shaped Donuts
Realistic Pie-Shaped Donuts
The New Apple Pie Donut from Krispy Kreme Features a Lattice Top
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46
Lettuce Burger Buns
Lettuce Burger Buns
The MOS Yasai Burger is Served Inside of a Leafy Lettuce Bun
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Triangular Pizza Sandwiches
Triangular Pizza Sandwiches
Domino's Pizza Sandwich Changes Up the Shape of a Classic
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Okonomiyaki-Inspired Chicken Dishes
Okonomiyaki-Inspired Chicken Dishes
This Dish from KFC Hong Kong is Inspired by Japanese Cuisine
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Fancy Fast Food Crepes
Fancy Fast Food Crepes
Domino's Japan is Now Serving Gourmet French Mille Crepes for Dessert
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Travel-Inspired Burgers
Travel-Inspired Burgers
Burger King UK'S Euro Trip Burger Menu Celebrates a World of Flavor
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Festive Tea Lattes
Festive Tea Lattes
This Coffee Chain is Serving Hot Apple Tea During the Holiday Season
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40
Cheesy Pizza Chicken Wings
Cheesy Pizza Chicken Wings
These Hybrid Pizza Chicken Wings from KFC are Revealed on Japan Menus
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39
Tater Tot-Crusted Pizzas
Tater Tot-Crusted Pizzas
The New 'Hash Bites Crust Pizza' is a Delicious Hybrid Dish
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Nacho Cheese-Covered Burgers
Nacho Cheese-Covered Burgers
The New Triple Cheese Burgers are Made for Cheese Lovers
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Caribbean Afro Donuts
Caribbean Afro Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts South Korea Created a Jamacian-Themed Dessert Design
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Ninja-Inspired Hot Dogs
Ninja-Inspired Hot Dogs
IKEA Japan Introduced an All-Black Addition to its Food Menu
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Spicy Chip-Encrusted Burgers
Spicy Chip-Encrusted Burgers
The KFC Doritos Crunch Burger is Available in South Africa
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Burger-Shaped Pizzas
Burger-Shaped Pizzas
Domino's India is Selling an Unusual Burger-Inspired Pizza
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Healthy Multigrain Pizzas
Healthy Multigrain Pizzas
Domino's Korea's Sweet Potato Pizza Crust Contains 15 Different Grains
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Spicy Chip Burgers
Spicy Chip Burgers
The Newest Wendy's Burger is Filled with Tostitos Chips and Sriracha Sauce
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Peanutty Pizza Crusts
Peanutty Pizza Crusts
This Unique Pizza Crust from Domino's is Stuffed with Peanut Sauce
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30
Punny Summer Donut Menus
Punny Summer Donut Menus
The New 'Ring Ring Summer' Donuts are Inspired by Round Fruits
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Beer-Infused Pizza Crusts
Beer-Infused Pizza Crusts
This Chain is Bringing Beer and Pizza Together in a Unique Way
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Experimental Burger Menus
Experimental Burger Menus
Burger King Japan's Newest Dishes Feature Unusual Burger Toppings
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Sparkly Rainbow Donuts
Sparkly Rainbow Donuts
The New Rainbow Gloss Donuts are Topped with a Sparkly Glaze
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Chilled Donut Sandwiches
Chilled Donut Sandwiches
Krispy Kreme Korea's Ice Cream Donut Sandwiches Are Served Chilled
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Cheesy Burger Dipping Sauces
Cheesy Burger Dipping Sauces
Burger King Japan is Introducing Cheese Fondue to the Menu in January
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Deep-Fried Salmon Fillets
Deep-Fried Salmon Fillets
This Unusual Dish Puts a Fast Food Twist on Classic Seafood
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Horse-Shaped Donuts
Horse-Shaped Donuts
Krispy Kreme Japan's Newest Shaped Donuts Celebrate Horse Races in Hyogo
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Fast Food Mashups
Fast Food Mashups
Burger King Introduces Poutine a la Burger for Its Canadian Market
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Casual Indian Eateries
Casual Indian Eateries
This Indian Fast Food Restaurant Aims to Be the Chipotle of Curry
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Pink Hamburger Buns
Pink Hamburger Buns
These Pink Burgers are the Latest Menu Offering from KFC China
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Overstuffed Pizza Crusts
Overstuffed Pizza Crusts
The 'Loaded Pockets Pizza' Features a Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Filling
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Dinner-Dessert Pizzas
Dinner-Dessert Pizzas
The Star Edge Pizza Has Savory Toppings and a Sweet-Stuffed Crust
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Stuffed Pocket Pizzas
Stuffed Pocket Pizzas
Nya Gul & Bla's Vulkan Pizza Provides Sections for Fries, Meat and Sauces
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Gelato-Filled Donut Sandwiches
Gelato-Filled Donut Sandwiches
The Kool Krispy Sandwich Upgrades the Classic Ice Cream Sandwich
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Fresh Caprese Burgers
Fresh Caprese Burgers
Japan's Mos Burger Uses Two Tomato Halves as a Bread Substitute
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Meat Pie Crusts
Meat Pie Crusts
Pizza Hut is Offering Very Cheeky Meat Pie Stuffed Crust Pizza with Four'N Twenty
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Candy-Covered Pizzas
Candy-Covered Pizzas
Chocolate Pizza Toppings Cook Up the Ultimate Meal for Sweet Tooth Eaters
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Eco-Friendly Tortilla Bowls
Eco-Friendly Tortilla Bowls
KFC India is Testing an Edible Bowl for Environmental Purposes
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Chip Covered Pizza Crusts
Chip Covered Pizza Crusts
Pizza Hut's Doritos Crust Offers Extra Crunch to Their Cheesy Crusts
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Sausage Roll Pizzas
Sausage Roll Pizzas
Pizza Hut's Metti Crust Pizza Plays Up the Best of Luxembourg
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Pasta-Infused Burgers
Pasta-Infused Burgers
Lotteria's Neapolitan Spaghetti Burger Comes Pre-Loaded with Pasta
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Sauce-Covered Burgers
Sauce-Covered Burgers
Mos Burger's Newest Menu Item is a Crazy Burger Drenched in Sauce
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Americana-Themed Donut Flavors
Americana-Themed Donut Flavors
The American Classics Doughnuts are Inspired by Classic Treats
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Hybrid Dessert Donuts
Hybrid Dessert Donuts
Krispy Kreme Japan Now Makes Donuts Out of Waffles and Cream Puffs
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Chromatic Samurai Burgers
Chromatic Samurai Burgers
Burger King Japan Introduces Colorful Red and Black Burgers
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Fried Chicken-Wrapped Hot Dogs
Fried Chicken-Wrapped Hot Dogs
KFC's Double Down Dog Replaces the Bun with More Meat
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Bunless Meat Sandwiches
Bunless Meat Sandwiches
KFC's Double Down King Includes Beef, Pork and Chicken Pieces
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Bizarre Blackened Cheeseburgers
Bizarre Blackened Cheeseburgers
Burger King Japan Serves Black Burgers Topped with Black Cheese
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Handheld Pizza Popsicles
Handheld Pizza Popsicles
This Filipino Food Cart Serves Sweet and Savory Pizza on a Stick
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