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Chain Links: Fast Food Loves New York

American fast food chains abroad just can’t stop celebrating the mother country. McDonald’s UK is running its “Great Tastes of America” promotion with five geographically themed burgers: New York Special, Chicago Supreme, Miami Melt, New Orleans Deluxe and Texas Grande. Gone are the Arizona Grande and California Classic of the past.

This is not the first year or first country to offer these specials. Here’s a 2008 Swedish ad for the Miami Melt that channels the ‘80s. [Burger Business]

Why McDonald’s has been a positive force for change. [The Independent]

Also, Texas Roadhouse wants to take over the Middle East, or at least open 35 restaurants in eight countries by 2020. No pork or alcohol, naturally. Let’s hope they do keep the country line-dancing staff. [Business First]

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