As Americans, we struggle to wrap our minds around the fact that our favorite fast-food joints are not universally beloved.
In fact, there are some that failed to gain any traction outside of our country. If this is surprising information to you, the good folks over at Weird History Food are here to explain this concept to all of us in greater detail.
There are no shortage of hugely popular fast food chains on our side of the pond that failed miserably elsewhere, whether you knew it or not. Some of these attempts should never have been made, if we are being totally honest.
For example, why on Earth would anyone in Italy ever decide to go get a pizza from a Domino’s chain? This is insanity when you really stop to think about it.
The same goes for the ad wizards that decided it would be a good idea to place a Taco Bell in Mexico. Why would anyone bypass authentic Mexican food that is likely much less expensive to go eat at Taco Bell? I’s a question that should have been asked before the Taco Bell was constructed in Mexico, as opposed to being asked in retrospect.
Meanwhile, there are other failures that have more to do with a lack of cultural fit. It is not that hard to see why McDonald’s might not have taken off in Russia. The same goes for the Starbucks attempt that recently took place in Israel. Wendy’s is another burger joint that was not that popular when they tried to start one in the European Union.
“Because fast food chains are so prevalent across America, it can be difficult to imagine a place where well-recognized logos don’t light up the night skies, promising tasty food and quick service at fair prices. However, these chains don’t always go over as well in other countries as they do here in the United States,” the video description reads.
We definitely fall into the category of people who have a tough time imagining this. That’s what makes this video such a fun watch. If you would like to learn more about these locations, please be sure to check out it out below:SKM: below-content placeholder