With all the crazy foods American chains come up with in Europe, it's no wonder Europeans don't give Americans the culinary cred they deserve. Here are 4 that I've spotted in Italy and France.
Pizza Hut’s Bacon/Cheese Stuffed Crust
If you caught wind of last week’s PMQ news round up, you’d see that Pizza Hut has been spreading the pork around in more ways than one, primarily with hotdog bites enveloped in the crust.
|Just a speck of speck|
In France the portk stuffing has come the form of a bacon and cheese stuffed crust. I ordered the pizza to my apartment in Paris and found it nearly as disappointing as the staff at the Daily Beast found the hotdog pizza crust. I have to admit though that my biggest “beef” was that there was hardly any bacon at all! What a disappointment.
Domino's Raclette Pizza
Raclette is the gooey, melty pale yellow cheese notorious around the Alps. It’s like fondue, typically served in the winter time and in no short supply in typical French cuisine. This is Domino’s attempt to create a pizza using regional ingredients, their way of alluring the French with that "je ne sais quoi, we’re not just another big ole American chain serving you crazy inventions like bacon in pizza crusts" kind of attitude.
Le Florida & Beef
As part of their American Summer sandwich line, Mcdonald's France has launched Le Florida & Beef sandwich which is a double-patty burger with salsa and tortilla chips inside.
Of course any customer might be hesitate to order this, which is perhaps why their slogan is "Don't wait, succumb!"
And the most obscure of the 4 goes to McDonald’s McLobster available exclusively during the Milan Expo. I once saw some publicity for chic menu item on trip to Canada's East coast. Much in the way Domino’s is trying their hand at regional cheeses in France, McDonald’s was supporting the local economy and tastes with their lobster item. But in Milan? That’s got to be just to show off.