I was interested after reading an article that McDonalds features the most diverse regional menu set of any fast food chain; not that it's entirely shocking, considering the popularity of the Golden Arches.
But it got me to thinking - based on some of the more unique regional menu items, which country's Maccy Dees would you like seeing here? Here are just an overview of some of the more interesting country-exclusive items -
The Croque McDo
Two slices of Emmental cheese and a slice of ham sandwiched between two pieces of toasted, sweetened bread.
The McBeer (seriously, it honestly has the Mc prefix)
I believe Kronenberg produces the beer that McDonalds uses, and is available all day.
The Maharaja Mac
Similar to the Big Mac, but uses two spicy seasoned chicken burgers and a spicy version of their Big Mac sauce.
The McLobster Roll
A soft bun filled with lobster claw and tail meat, mixed with pickled gherkin and mayonnaise.
Fried patty of mashed potato, topped with sweet cabbage, topped with teryaki sauce on a soft bun.
A fried patty of prawns and marie rose sauce with lettuce on a burger bun.
Similar to our Chicken Mayo item, except with a liberal dose of Guacamole!
Grilled salmon and dill sauce with mixed lettuce on a grained roll.
MCDONALDS COSTA RICA
Here, instead of fries you can opt for your value meal to have Gallo Pinto - seasoned rice and beans.
Two Big Mac patties, in a pitta with lettuce, special sauce and tzatziki.
Spaghetti covered in spicy tomato sauce with cut up hot dogs through it.
Bubur Ayam McD
A chicken-based sticky rice porridge.
MORE MENU ITEMS:
Bacon and Potato Pie
Deep fried bacon, cheese and potatoes in a pie.
Fried Pork burger stuffed with cheese.
McRice Beef and McRice Chicken
Either a hamburger or chicken burger, salad, and sticky rice patties instead of bread for a "bun".
A mustard-doused burger in a mustard peppercorn coating, on ciabatta, with salad.
Veg McPuff Pizza
Small rectangles of dough, filled with vegetables and tomato sauce.
Cheese, seasoning and salad, wrapped in a flatbread then fried.
Chicken McCurry Pan
It starts off with a rectangle dish made out of dough and is topped with a tomato-curry sauce, spiced with thyme, basil, and oregano, chicken, bell peppers, and cheese.
Hamburger on ciabatta bread with salad and a generous portion of Pancetta ham.
McDonalds fries covered in gravy and cheese curds.
Refried beans, cheese and pico de gallo served on an English Muffin.
MCDONALDS NEW ZEALAND
A beef patty, with an egg, tomato, lettuce, cheese, onion, cooked beetroot, sauce and mustard (and optional slice of pineapple) on a bun.
MORE FOOD ITEMS:
VARIOUS ASIAN MCDONALDS
Mega Sausage Breakfast Set
A giant "breakfast" hot dog with "scrambled egg mustard", ketchup and onions on a roll, served with hash brown.
McTwisty Breakfast Broth
Sausage patty, eggs, and pasta in a chicken broth and “other greens.”
Deep fried battered chicken wings.
A cup of seasoned corn.
Banana Cream Pie
A deep fried banana and cream pie.
Pork burger with teryaki sauce, cooked cabbage, a fried egg, on a seeded bun
VARIOUS EUROPEAN MCDONALDS
Two pieces of circular toast filled with melted cheese.
Found yet MORE crazy additions from around the globe!
VARIOUS ASIAN MCDONALDS
The Icon Sandwich
A Chicken patty smothered in 3 different kinds of melted cheese, with bacon and lettuce, served with another slice of cheese on a seedy bun.
Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet Potato in sauce fried in a pie.
Carbonara sauce coated chicken breast with 2 cheeses, ham and bacon, on a bun.
VARIOUS EUROPEAN MCDONALDS
Three mini bratwursts with crispy onions and cheese on a bun.
Summer Fruit Pudding, Cookies and Cream cake, and Three Chocolate Terrine.
Freshly made cupcakes.
Chocolate Orange Pie
Chocolate orange in a deep-fried pie.
A breaded patty of peas and potatoes topped with a spicy curry sauce, peppers and tomato on a bun.
Spam, Eggs and Rice Breakfast
In Hawaii, the "Big Breakfast" variants come with white rice, scrambled egg, and your choice of Spam, Portuguese sausage, or both.
Seaweed Shaker Fries
Fries in a special "Shake Bag" which come with sachets of salt, pepper and flaked nori (seaweed) to be applied to taste and then shaken up by the consumer.
A spicy minced chilli fish nugget, breaded, and served with spicy dips.
A heavily spiced ground beef and lamb patty topped with ketchup, onions, lettuce, and a special yogurt-based sauce. It’s all served on an herb-encrusted bun.
Chicken, veggies, and special sauce on a grilled flatbread. You can also get a grilled kofta version, if you’re feeling spicy.
Strawberry Custard Pie
Strawberry and custard in a fried pie.
McPumpkin Omlet Sandwich
A folded cheese omelette on top of a vegetable and potato hash brown, topped with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise, all on a sweet pumpkin seed roll.
Breaded, fried Brie nuggets.
Happy Meal Pasta Zoo Goo
Animal-shaped pasta ravioli filled with vegetables and pasta sauce. Served as an alternative to fries in Happy Meals.
Kielbasa sausage patty with diced onion, ketchup and mustard, on a mixed seed roll.
Kiwi pieces, a sweet kiwi syrup, and soft-serve ice cream.
VARIOUS NATIONS MCDONALDS
Your choice of fizzy drink topped with a hearty topping of soft-serve ice cream.
A biscuit cone "cup" filled with either chocolate, toffee or strawberry syrup, soft marshmallow, soft-serve ice cream, and topped with a chocolate biscuit straw.
A jumbo muffin with two sausage patties, two slices of cheese, three slices of bacon, egg, and ketchup relish.
Mega Tamago and Mega Tomato
A Big Mac with an extra beef patty on the bottom and either an egg or slice of beef tomato on top, bacon and extra "big mac sauce".
MCDONALDS AMERICA (REGIONAL)
Thai McMini and Pesto McMini
A battered fillet of chicken, topped with either Thai sweet chilli sauce or pesto, on a small freshly baked baguette.
Cheddar cheese, jack cheese, American cheese, skillet potatoes, chunks of sausage, bell peppers, onions, scrambled eggs, and salsa all wrapped up in a soft tortilla.
Essentially a Big Mac, but uses Quarter Pounder patties, a larger bun, and more toppings in general.
All Italian beef, Asiago cheese and artichoke spread on a ciabatta bun.
EVEN MORE items.
A lamb kebab.
Salad and Avocado paste on a burger bun, with varying meat patties.
Insalata Bresaola e Parmigiano
Salad made with bresaola, an air-dried salted beef, with lettuce, carrots and Parmesan cheese
Ham, Bacon and Cheese on a potato scone-like pitta bun
Sweetcorn Dessert Pie
A deep-fried sweetcorn pie. Oddly this is a dessert item.
Cinnamon cake bites in your choice of icing or caramel.
Sankaku Chocolate Pie
A thin, filo-like pastry triangle filled with gooey chocolate fudge.
A deep fried, breaded croquette of beef ragout (a tomatoey beef stew) on a bun with tartare sauce.*
*Yeah, I'm not sure how this works either...
MCDONALDS HONG KONG
A standard hamburger, extra onions, doused in black peppercorn gravy, served on a plain bun and an optional extra side-cup of the aforementioned gravy for dipping your entire bun in, if desired.
Green Tea McLamington
Lamington is a cubical sponge cake that is iced and then rolled in coconut flakes. They are Australian in origin and are popular there and in New Zealand. McDonald's Green Tea Lamington offering features a green tea frosting unique to McDonalds Hong Kong and are served mostly in McCafe outlets (the upmarket "trendy" outlets) on a plate with a cake fork, but can sometimes be found in regular branches too (minus the fancy fork!)
MCDONALDS ASIA (VARIOUS)
Deep fried, crumbed macaroni cheese topped with soy sauce, with shredded cabbage on a bun.
Two whole spicy chicken breast fillets with spicy sauce and lettuce on a "mega bun".
Seasoned curly fries.
Big American Texas Burger
A half pound beefburger on mustard relish, cheese, bacon, onion strips, and barbecue sauce on a three-tier bun.
Goats Cheese/Blue Cheese/Pepper Sauce Ciabatta
Hamburger patty with lettuce and mayo on a ciabatta bun, with either a slice of regular cheese and pepper sauce, a slice of blue cheese, or a slice of goat's cheese.
Thousand Island Shrimp Wrap
A fresh tortilla wrap filled with Thousand Island shrimp and salad.
Bacon Egg Lettuce McWrap
a fresh tortilla wrap filled with egg, bacon, cheese and lettuce with either ketchup or mayo.
Shaka Shaka Chicken Fillet
A breaded chicken fillet served in a resealable pouch and various pouches of seasoned salts. Add as much or as little to the pouch as you wish of each, seal it, shake it up, then open and eat!
Salt and Lemon McChicken
A salt and lemon breading on a chicken fillet, on a specially crafted chewy bun, salad and a special lemon vinegar mayo dressing.
Sweet Teryaki McChicken Sandwich
The McChicken Sandwich, but smothered in sweet teryaki sauce.
McDonalds Oven Baked Menu
Oven baked Chicken Parmagiana sandwich, Fish bakes, Texas Chicken Skewers, Chocolate Pot (a chocolate fondant), Sweet Griddle Cakes.
Sausage and Egg McGriddles
Sausage patty, scrambled egg, cheese sandwiched between two syrup-filled griddle cakes, infused with maple syrup.
McFlurry with crunchy sweet Creme Brulee, a chocolate, marshmallow and graham biscuit pie, and McChicken Nuggets with a Zesty Mango sauce.
Morocha are South American chocolate-covered digestive-like biscuits, served up whole in a McFlurry instead of ground up.
Chirimoya Durazno Smoothie
A chirimoya and peach infused sorbet-like smoothie.
A McChicken Sandwich but with a sesame seeded bun, tomato, lettuce, and oddly enough, the very "italian" guacamole mayonnaise.
Cheese filled pastries.
Whole Strawberries, ice cream, chocolate sauce, served in a waffle cone.
Pear Crumble Sundae
An ice cream sundae with real pear and crumble topping.
VARIOUS MCDONALDS (ASIA)
Not a breakfast item, this is a fried egg on a bun with a slice of bacon, melted cheese slice, and Big Mac sauce.
A deep-fried chicken breast fillet on top of cabbage with a sweet sauce, on a spongy brioche bun.
A standard Filet-o-Fish with a strong wasabi coleslaw
Some McDonalds offer a selection of soups, including the popular Corn Soup.
Scrambled egg with a thick slice of salted ham, on a bun. One of the rare items sold on both Breakfast and Daytime menus.
VARIOUS MCDONALDS (EUROPE)
Grand Royal Burger
A giant half-pound beefburger with three slices of cheese, salad and a special "cheese mayo".
A double pork burger with cheese, salad on a sesame seeded bun.
Kanapka Zbójnicka (Ruffian Sandwich)
A bacon cheeseburger with mayonnaise, topped with a hash brown, on a cheese and bacon-topped bun.
Chocolate and vanilla swirled ice cream and either Magnum or Magnum Almond pieces.
Pie a la Mode/Brownies a la Mode
Either a hot fruit pie or warm chocolate brownie served up with a smaller portion of either caramel or fruit sundae, syrup, and your choice of toppings.
Oddly enough containing no corn (but lambs lettuce), the Corn Salad consists of bacon, chopped hard boiled eggs and croûtons mixed with a bed of lamb's lettuce.
The Beef Deluxe features a bun of toasted, crispy Paillasse bread (a crusty Swiss bread), a regular beef patty, a slice of tomato, and Deluxe sauce. Deluxe sauce is a pepper and garlic-based mayonnaise concoction.
Flaming Hot Doritos Quarter Pounder
A quarter pounder beef patty with cheese, bacon, spicy sauce, and Flaming Hot Doritos in a sesame seeded bun.