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Top Fast Food Chains in Canada & McDonald’s Unique Canadian Menu Items 
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Top Fast Food Chains in Canada & McDonald’s Unique Canadian Menu Items 

Fast food is popular around the globe, and when visiting another country, many people experiment with the unique food items of a new country! Canada’s fast food scene offers a diverse array of quick and delicious options to suit every palate. From the taste of the iced cappuccinos at Tim Hortons to the sizzling burgers at McDonald’s, the country’s fast food landscape satisfies local traditions and global influences. 

In this article, we will discuss the five most popular fast-food chains in Canada. We will also mention some notable differences and unique items found on the McDonald’s menu in Canada compared to other countries. 

Five Most Popular Fast-Food Chains in Canada: 

1) Tim Hortons: 

Known as the most iconic Canadian fast food chain/coffee shop, Tim Hortons is known for its donuts, breakfast items, and double-double. Tim Hortons offers unique items such as the iced capp (iced cappuccino), which is a blended coffee drink perfect for the summer. 

2) A&W: 

Known for its root beer and burgers, A&W is a popular choice in Canada. The chain emphasizes natural ingredients and has a strong reputation for its quality.

3) Subway: 

This sandwich chain is widespread in Canada, offering customizable subs, salads, and wraps. Subway Canada features their own unique line of subs called Subway Series, with Canadian sandwich builds such as the Canuck Classic, or Great Canadian Club. The Canuck Classic includes Maplewood smoked bacon, ham, Canadian cheddar, and honey mustard. The Great Canadian Club includes deli-style turkey, maplewood bacon, ham, Canadian cheddar, and honey mustard. 

4) Wendy’s:

This American fast food chain is well-represented in Canada, offering burgers, chicken sandwiches, and its famous Frosty dessert.

5) McDonald’s: 

As a global fast food giant, McDonald’s is also very popular in Canada, offering both its classic menu and Canadian specialties. McDonald’s menus around the world often feature items tailored to local tastes, and Canada is no exception. 

What Items Are Unique to Mcdonald’s Canada? 

1) Poutine: 

One authentically Canadian dish, poutine, is offered at Canadian McDonald’s. Poutine is made with McDonald’s classic french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. McDonald’s also offers variations on this Canadian classic such as the maple bacon poutine, which includes Canada’s famous maple syrup. 


2) McWraps: 

Even though wraps are available in other countries, Canada has specific flavours such as the Chicken & Bacon McWrap and the Caesar McWrap, which are not available anywhere else. 

3) Mighty Angus Burger: 

This premium burger features 100% Canadian Angus beef and is available in various styles, such as Bacon & Cheese or Mushroom & Swiss. 

4) Chicken McMuffin: 

A breakfast item that is more common in Canadian McDonald’s than in other countries, the Chicken McMuffin includes a breaded chicken patty, cheese, and mayonnaise on an English muffin.

5) BLT with Crispy Chicken: 

This burger features crispy chicken, bacon, lettuce, and tomato, often served with a choice of sauces. It is included on this list as it is a very popular menu option among Canadians. 

Sources: Special McDonald’s Menu Items, McDonald’s Canada Menu, 10 Must-Try Fast Food Places in Canada, Subway Series
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