Would you like seaweed with your fries? A look at the McDonald’s international menu
With a self-reported "over 100 billion served," McDonald's is certainly one of the most popular and prolific fast food chains on the planet. The golden arches sign, Ronald McDonald and the Big Mac are just a couple of the restaurant's familiar touchstones that people throughout the world can recognize. Many believe the fast food juggernaut utilizes the exact same menu with the exact same ingredients in its tens of thousands of locations, and while that's true to some extent, it may also surprise you to find that McDonald's actually offers a handful of different meals based on the tastes and preferences of whatever country it's in.
The Daily Mail, a U.K. news publication, recently put the spotlight on some of these unique international offerings, which include:
- China, Hong Kong and Taiwan's "Black and White Hamburger Combo," whose buns are colored black and white to invoke the look of the yin-yang symbol
- Japan's "Ebi Burger," made from a patty containing battered prawns and thousand island dressing
- The "Seaweed Shaker Fries," which sprinkles a packet of seaweed seasoning over McDonald's fries.
The appearance of seaweed on the McDonald's menu is yet another testament to the growing popularity and versatility of this nutritious sea plant. Of course, snacking on McDonald's fries certainly isn't the healthiest way to get this green into your diet. For something a little more befitting seaweed's vast nutritious qualities, try cooking with seaweed in your own home with Seagreens®!
Seagreens organic wild wrack seaweeds are produced to the company's award-winning proprietary standard (patents pending) among Scotland's remote Western Islands in pristine Grade A waters. Containing all the minerals and micronutrients, trace elements and vitamins, Seagreens seaweed and its natural health supplements — such as The Culinary Ingredient and The Mineral Salt — are all certified organic, kosher and free of contaminants and allergens.