Lunch Break

31 American Restaurant Franchises in Japan

McDonald's French Fries in Tokyo

McDonald’s French Fries in Tokyo

While I don’t hate Japanese food, I don’t always love it either. When Americans and many other Western world residents think of Japanese food they usually think of sushi and ramen noodles. But, the actual day to day fare in Japan isn’t comprised entirely of these. It’s easy to miss American guilty pleasures like burgers, pizza, fries, and steak after a few months of tofu filled miso soup and seaweed as a garnish on every meal. So, here is a list of 31 American restaurant franchises who operate in Japan. We all could use a taste of home every now and again.

Burgers and Fast Food
Burger King
Subway Sandwiches

California Pizza Kitchen
Domino’s Pizza
Pizza Hut
Shakey’s Pizza

Sit-Down Restaurants and Diners
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
El Torito
Grand Central Oyster Bar
Hard Rock Cafe
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
Outback Steakhouse
Rainforest Cafe
Red Lobster
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
TGI Friday’s
Tony Roma’s
Wolfgang Puck Express/Cafe

Snacks, Sweets, and Drinks
Anna Miller’s Pies
Krispy Kreme
Baskin Robbins: 31 Flavors
Cold Stone Creamery
Seattle’s Best Cofee

This entry was published on August 24, 2012 at 9:00 am and is filed under Lists. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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