Fast food restaurants are an American tradition.
But restaurant chains abroad have also mastered the art of quick meals on-the-go.
From creative pizzas to rice burgers, here are 16 fast food chains we wish would come to the US.
Why it's great: Hesburger is best known for its sauces and salad dressings, including a cucumber-and-paprika mayonnaise that tastes best with its hamburger.
Signature menu item: The falafel burger.
Why it's great: This burger joint uses only Irish beef and serves French fries eight different ways, topping them with everything from coleslaw to taco meat.
Signature menu item: The curry cheese fries.
Why it's great: Lotteria is always inventing new menu items, like the ramen burger, the five-patty burger and the latest 'Everything Burger,' which includes lettuce, cabbage, egg, a slice of cheese, a cheeseburger, a rib patty, a fried shrimp patty, and a beef patty.
Signature menu item: The shrimp burger.
Country: Europe/Middle East
Why it's great: What makes Ichiran's ramen so good is its 'Original Red Sauce,' a red-pepper-based sauce mixed with 30 spices and cooked slowly over the course of several days.
Signature menu item: Classic tonkotsu ramen with Ichiran's 'Original Red Sauce.'
Why it's great: Kaati offers more than a dozen types of rolls for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike.
Signature menu item: The Chicken Shami Kebab Roll with minced chicken and chick peas.
Why it's great: Toast is largely considered a side dish in the Western world but Toast Box turns it into the main attraction by slathering it with crunchy peanut butter, milk, and garlic, among other things.
Signature menu item: For dessert, Toast Box offers offers a thick slice of its signature bread topped with three scoops of peanut butter ice cream.
Country: Asia and Australia
Why it's great: MOS Burger offers more than 30 hamburger and sandwich combinations with beef, chicken, seafood and vegetables.
Signature menu item: Either the MOS burger (beef) or the kaisen kakiage rice burger (shrimp fritter between two rice patties).
Country: South Africa/Botswana
Why it's great: Chicken Licken is the biggest non-American fried chicken franchise in the world.
Signature menu item: Love Me Hot burger with a chicken filet and signature sauce in a toasted bun.
Why it's great: Telepizza puts a spicy twist on a traditionally Italian dish by adding jalapeno peppers to a number of signature pies.
Signature menu item: The 'Mexican' with chilli, beef, onions and jalapeno peppers.
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