What are some fast food chains of Latin America that you can try?
I know that a lot of gringos will shit talk fast food from the US.
Sometimes I do wonder how much of it is just pandering though.
Be it the gringo who just wants to shit talk everything about the US to come across as the "favorable" gringo to Latin Americans where said gringo is just trying to be polite as fuck in downplaying his own country while exaggerating just how great whatever Latin American country he is in.
To the gringo who dislikes everything about his country because he couldn't get laid back home.
You also have gringos who think food is 100% always organic and healthier down here despite how, as I wrote about here, that isn't always the case.
But they basically believe that because a friend of a friend told them that and the food looks less processed and so therefore it must be organic.
Though, to be fair, you do have gringos who genuinely hate all things fast food from home because they are legit trying to stay as healthy as possible.
I got a friend named Blayde who is like that who won't even touch that stuff (not even once).
On my end, I'll admit that I miss some specific fast food places from back home.
While Wendys does exist in Mexico City, it's not really that available and located in very isolated parts of the city from what I've noticed.
We also obviously don't have Jimmy Johns or Taco Johns unfortunately.
Yes, I'd like to try Taco Johns again despite living in Mexico.
Eat me, bitch.
Anyway, it should be said though that it's not like the US has 100% control of the fast food industry in Latin America.
As I wrote here, sometimes fast food places (and other American establishments) fail in Latin America.
Like when Taco Bell tried operating in Mexico but left with their tail between their legs.
Who could've predicted that?
And, having said that, you also have fast food places from Latin America that do quite well here.
For example, when I was in Argentina, I remember there being a burger and fries place that I quite liked.
From what I remember, I believe it was called Mostaza as you can see here.
So it is something to ponder: what local fast food places can you find in Latin America?
For those who happen to like eating fast food once in a while and want to support a local business born in Latin America and not a foreign one, which ones should you try?
Well, I tried to find some information online regarding this topic for various countries down here.
I couldn't find fast food places for literally every country in Latin America.
Oddly enough, I was not successful in finding any for Cuba.
And there's probably some out here that I didn't find out about online.
Also, I'm not 100% sure which food joints were born in which Latin American countries.
Only reporting on which popular Latin American fast food places you can find in various countries down here.
If you know of any good ones that you like that are not included in this article, let me know in the comments I'll include it here.
Otherwise, enjoy this list below of fast food places you can try in Latin America.
The list also includes some common chain cafe and ice cream spots and a few chain restaurants that are not necessarily fast food but you might like them anyway.
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Los Pollos Hermanos
Juan y Diego
Cafe Santo Domingo
Crepes and Waffles
PPC (Pollo Pizza Carne)
El Caracol Rojo
Viva la Pizza
Leños & Carbón
La Pizza Nostra
La Fabrica de Empanadas
China in Box
Okuma y Qin
Rin Rin Pizza
La Casa de Toño (not sure I'd call them fast food in the American sense but they are a chain place you see around Mexico City)
El Club de la Papa Frita
Il Mondo della Pizza
El Cantón Chino