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Photos: 8 Foreign Fast-Food Chains You Need to Know

Ever wonder what qualifies as "fast food" in other countries? From salmon-roe pancakes in Russia to rib burgers in South Africa, you might be surprised by the answers. Here are eight chains you shouldn't miss.

  1. One of the 483 Steers restaurants in South Africa.

    (Courtesy Steers)
  2. The rib burger and chips is the most popular order at Steers in South Africa and goes for 32.95 rand, or about $4.50.

    (Courtesy Steers)
  3. Albaik in Saudi Arabia.

    (Courtesy Albaik)
  4. The four-piece chicken meal (mild or spicy) with garlic sauce, French fries, and bread—the most popular order at Albaik, in Saudi Arabia—costs 12 riyal, or about $3.25.

    (Courtesy Albaik)
  5. Nordsee in Germany.

    (Courtesy Nordsee)
  6. The Nordsee Plate, with steamed codfish fillets in a mustard sauce with chives, mixed vegetables, and parsley baby potatoes—for 8 euros, or about $11.50—is the most popular order at Nordsee, in Germany.

    (Courtesy Nordsee)
  7. Nordsee in Germany.

    (Courtesy Nordsee)
  8. Teremok in Russia.

    (Courtesy Teremok)
  9. A blini filled with red caviar or salmon roe—which costs 240 rubles, or about $8.30—is the most popular item at Teremok in Russia.

    (Courtesy Teremok)
  10. Giraffas in Brazil.

    (Courtesy Giraffas)
  11. In acknowledgment of national preferences in Brazil, the food at Giraffas is usually presented on open plates, not in cardboard boxes, for guests eating in-house.

    (Courtesy Giraffas)
  12. Kaati Zone in India.

    (Courtesy Kaati Zone)
  13. The Kaati Zone in India specializes in kaati rolls: unleavened flat bread that's been lightly fried and coated with egg, then stuffed with meat or vegetarian fillings.

    (Courtesy Kaati Zone)
  14. By 2010, Mr. Lee had 400 locations in 19 provinces across China.

    (Courtesy Mr. Lees)

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