Ever since Vincent Vega first told America about the Royale with Cheese at McDonald’s restaurants in Amsterdam, we’ve been fascinated with the variations, name-changes and bizarre menu offerings available at overseas Golden Arches. But, in the spirit of the international community something something blah blah, is it time to open our borders up enough to allow a few of these fast food finds to squeak through?
Both Chicken McBites and the CBO (cheddar, bacon, onion) burger started outside the U.S. and are proving successful here. So over at BurgerBusiness.com, they make the case for a dozen possible crossovers they feel are worth importing to the U.S. ASAP.
We’ve picked out our top four candidates, presented in no particular order (as far as we’re going to admit) –
McMuffin BBQ Pork: This German variatin of the Sausage McMuffin ditches the egg, doubles up on the cheese, tosses on some lettuce and BBQ sauce for good measure.
The Greek Mac: Get it? Like the Big Mac, but Greek, except sold in the Netherlands… Anyway. It’s got beef, yogurt sauce, red onion, tomato and lettuce on pita bread. For people who say they want a gyro but really want a McDonald’s burger.
The Mars McFlurry: As a retired Dairy Queen employee, I have always viewed the McFlurry as a Blizzard imposter. But I’m also a sucker for candy bar pieces crushed up into ice cream, so there’s no reason this particular McFlurry shouldn’t be available at my local McDonald’s.
The 1955 Burger: Another contender from Germany. This sandwich, named after the year in which Ray Kroc opened his first McDonald’s in Des Plaines, IL — yes, the same place that was flooded last week — has been sold on and off for three years overseas, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t be available here, as it’s not anything alien to American consumers: Beef, caramelized onions, bacon, and BBQ sauce. In other words, a burger.
You can check out the whole list at BurgerBusiness, or just hang with Vincent and Jules as they discuss the little differences… (NSFW language, in case you slept through 1994 and didn’t know).