When I travel, I enjoy eating the local food. But as an American capitalist, I also enjoy supporting American franchises. Lots of people will tell you that “You can get McDonalds at home, don’t eat it in Japan!” What those folks are missing out on, though, is that the restaurants typically have different menus overseas. Some places (Subway and Quiznos come to mind) have identical menus, but most adapt to the local taste and ingredients.
In Japan this past trip, I needed a very quick lunch and there was a McDonalds in the basement of my hotel. I found a fried shrimp patty sandwich. It came with some kid of creamy sauce and lettuce, which I removed. Very tasty! Fries and Coke Zero (which seems to sell better in Asia than Coke Lite).