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Summer Not Slow for Sneaky Foreign Imports

I'm only out of the country two weeks, obsessing over Americana in far-flung places. (I expected Shake Shack and Tony Roma's–all big cities on that side of the globe seem to have our failed rib chain–in Dubai, but Cheesecake Factory and Texas Roadhouse too? Many, many photos to come.) And yet I return to a slew of interlopers putting the moves on NYC.

Mohti Mahal Delux: fancy Indian from India, now on the Upper East Side.

Maison Kayser: I totally saw this Parisian bakery-cafe in a Dubai mall, which is no surprise. We finally got our first branch last week.

Big Smoke Burger: Toronto burgers and poutine coming to Manhattan (and Chicago).

Wasabi: Sushi, individually wrapped for some reason, from London will arrive in NYC next spring.

Bibigo: Healthy Korean chain that's already in LA, will be here next year. London and Tokyo will receive outposts sooner.

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