Over the top international fast-food items


Published February 17, 2014

| The Daily Meal

Over the top international fast-food items

Over the top international fast-food items

And you thought that American fast food was outrageous. 

Pizza Hut Sri Lanka: Birizza

Biryani, the popular South Asian rice dish, is about the last thing you’d expect to see at a Pizza Hut, but last July the ‘Birizza’ hit the menus on locations in Sri Lanka. The dish was offered with either chicken or paneer cheese, and was topped with a pizza dough crust (starch on starch!). An onion salad came on the side, as well as a spicy gravy.

Subway Japan: Sausage and Barbecue Sub

In August 2013, Subways in Japan added a new meat to the menu: a long sausage, topped with barbecue sauce. As usual, guests were able to choose the cheese, bread, and veggies. I think we can safely say that we won’t be seeing stateside Subways offering sausages any time soon.

KFC Indonesia: Cheese Donut

For some reason, cheese-topped donuts are quite popular in Indonesia, and in September 2013 KFC decided to get in on the action, offering a glazed donut topped with shredded Swiss and cheddar cheese. Here in America, we only eat cheesy donuts if they’re sandwiching a burger patty.

Pizza Hut UK: Cheeseburger Pizza

A cheeseburger pizza isn’t so wild around these parts anymore; it’s usually just a regular pizza topped with ground beef and American cheese. But in England (and previously in the Middle East), Pizza Hut released a limited-time only pizza where the crust was actually made out of little cheeseburgers. They were topped with mozzarella, and ketchup was served on the side.

Pizza Hut Japan: Black Ninja Burger

This offering made international waves last October for its sheer outlandishness: a burger patty, onions, lettuce, mayo, a hash brown patty, and a giant piece of bacon were sandwiched between a black bun. Meant to resemble a ninja with his tongue sticking out (seriously), the burger even had its own mascot.

McDonald’s Italy: Gran Chianina

Made from Italy’s famed Chianina beef, this fancy burger sandwiched the high-quality beef patty, along with onion rings, lettuce, cheese sauce made with pecorino Romano, and a walnut sauce inside a tartaruga, or turtle, roll. It was available for three weeks last November, and sounds pretty classy. 

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