Spam and Oreo Burger – McDonald’s (China)
If you thought that Marmite in pizza was controversial, wait until you see this. The Spam and Oreo Burger might be one of the wildest combinations ever seen in a fast-food restaurant, but since its release in 2020 has been a major hit for McDonald’s in China.
Only the hardcore sweet and savory combo lovers are likely to give this unusual creation a go, but culinary immortality awaits, since it’s unlikely there are many people who can claim to have eaten meat with a chocolate biscuit before.
Birizza – Pizza Hut (Sri Lanka)
Here’s another example of a combo that tries to marry an authentic, local dish with a fast-food favorite. In this case, Pizza Hut in Sri Lanka presents the Birizza.
If we’re being cynical, we’d say there’s nothing about this creation that resembles a pizza. The cheese and the dough are replaced with chicken, rice, and a Biryani sauce, resulting in… Chicken Biryani. Would we try it? Well, we love chicken curry, so yes!
Pumpkin Spice Fries – McDonald’s (Japan)
Halloween is a pretty big deal in a lot of countries, and Japan is no different. to get into the spirit of things, McDonald’s offer their diners these delicious-looking Pumpkin Spice Fries.
The fries themselves are the tried and tested Mickey D’s classics, drizzled in two separate sauces – one orange, one brown, both pumpkin-flavored, of course. If you find yourself in Japan during the spooky season then be sure to give them a go!
PizzaMac – McDonald’s (Germany)
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a fast-food hybrid attempt, and it’s unlikely to be the last, either. McDonald’s customers in Germany can kill two birds with one stone (metaphorically speaking, of course) thanks to the PizzaMac.
The standard burger bun is replaced by a cheesier equivalent and the burger itself is topped with marinara sauce, alongside sliced American cheese and onions etc. We’re sold.
McCurry Pan – McDonald’s (India)
McDonald’s’ McCurry Pan is an extremely popular item on the menu in India. Super convenient, it’s a creamy curry — meat and vegetarian options both available — served in a rectangular bread tray, with an accompanying side of fries.
If you like your fast food neat and tidy then this is the one for you. We’re also intrigued about the dipping possibilities of the fries and curry sauce. Feeling hungry yet?
Crab Croquette Burger – McDonald’s (Japan)
If McDonald’s isn’t the first place that springs to mind when you’re considering crab, then where have you been living? Well, probably anywhere other than Japan, where the Crab Croquette Burger is a fixture on the menu.
While it might seem an unusual option at first, McDonald’s crab effort actually looks pretty tempting. The burger is made with snow crab and mushrooms and served in a ciabatta bun with a side of fries.
Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza – Pizza Hut (Australia)
If you’re too impatient to precede your pizza with snacks, but still secretly want them, then Pizza Hut’s Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza could be the perfect option for you.
An extremely popular option in Australia, the pizza hybrid is laden with Doritos and extra cheese. Let’s be honest, there’s nothing to not like about this so we’ll definitely tuck in when we’re next Down Under.