Foreigners Explain Which American Restaurants They've Always Wanted To Try
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As Americans, many of us take a lot of the food we have here for granted––especially the fast food! It's all so easily accessible! And, even better, much of it is pretty damn cheap, too. The marketing for these places is pretty aggressive and successful, too, which is why so many foreigners might want to eat at an Olive Garden (when we all know I wouldn't be caught dead in one).

People from around the world told us where they would like to eat after Redditor CrooklynKnight asked the online community,

"Non-USA Redditors, which American restaurants have you always wanted to try?"

"They kept calling it..."

"I was an exchange student in high school and also hosted multiple. All from Germany.

All of them had an obsession with Wendy's. I drove them after school every day. They also took like 5-pound bags of skittles home from Costco and found the place to be astonishing. They kept calling it the food IKEA."

nortrebyc

Food IKEA, huh? That's actually remarkably accurate. I love Costco more than any of the restaurants listed here.

"I can't wait..."

​"Just any old-fashioned road diner. I can't wait for my trip around the country and the diner stops."

​hornybutdisappointed

There's something about being in a diner that makes me remarkably happy. But be careful, there are tons of bad ones out there, too.

"I'm a big UNC fan..."

"Bojangles.

I'm a big UNC fan from the Philippines. I follow a lot of fans from North Carolina on Twitter, and they always talk about Bojangles."

thegreenbell

"I need to visit..."

"I need to visit a Krispy Kreme donut shop before I die."

Itsnotallaboutyou888

I mean... it's okay. The hubub over them in New York City was so weird to me. Then again, I'm not much of a person for sweets.

"I work as a call center agent..."

"Olive Garden. I work as a call center agent and when I ask U.S. customers security questions like, "What is your favorite restaurant?" everyone says Olive Garden. I've always been intrigued."

One-Laugh-Guy

"I have it on good authority..."

"Popeye's. I have it on good authority that their chicken is awesome."

Snerpahsner

Popeye's is my weakness. I am pretty good about keeping away from fast food generally but if there is an opportunity to get some Popeye's (and even better if someone else is paying), then I will go all out.

"I heard..."

"An American McDonalds. Why? Because they are different than here in the Netherlands. I heard they have different things, bigger portions and they are cheaper."

EvilAlicia

"It was a great day..."

"Five Guys Burgers & Fries.

It was a great day when I first visited the states and ordered my first gigantic burger, fries and soda. It really lived up to my expectations!"

joakims

I used to work across the street from one. It was truly magical. It just seems so much more expensive than other fast food joints! But I suppose the quality makes up for it.

"If there's one thing..."

"If there's one thing that America does very well, it's food. Personally, I've always wanted to try a genuine Philly cheesesteak."

Chapmeisterfunk

"Influenced by all the shows..."

"German here. Influenced by all the shows and movies I would love to go to one of those diners in the middle of nowhere getting some coffee poured, some burgers, or proper breakfast."

iLoveKled

You know what? I think some of our friends from abroad might end up very disappointed by some of these places, sad to say. But you know what? At least no one said Applebee's. Does it get more aggressively mediocre than that?

Have some suggestions of your own? Feel free to tell us in the comments below!


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