In Iran, there are many imitations of popular restaurant chains, the New York Times reported.
“We are trying to get as close as we can to the McDonald’s experience,” the owner of a restaurant called Mash Donald’s told the Times.
“No genuine American food chain has an outlet in Iran, mainly because of the government’s hostility and the sanctions that make such businesses impossible,” according to the Times.
Pseudo-American chains in Iran include Pizza Hat, Burger House, and KFC — Kabooki Fried Chicken
There’s a stark similarity to the ubiquitous Starbucks…
This is the outside:
Here’s what it looks like inside:
The beverages look very similar.
Its aesthetic is very trendy.
The cafe has latched onto the flat white trend:
Does this iced beverage look familiar?
But the frozen drinks seem slightly more adventures — like this frappucino-esque drink, topped with M&Ms.
The cafe seems like it more varied options when it comes to salads and juices.
The desserts look a little more upscale, too.
And its breakfast options are different, too.
But the packaging is very, very similar:
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