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Food Franchises That Should Already Be In Singapore

With a wide array of cafe food and restaurants available in Singapore, we constantly see new players entering the local F&B industry. Over the years, renowned and popular food franchises including Krispy Kreme and IIao IIao have also joined in, flourishing Singapore’s F&B market. Here are our top picks for popular food franchises that we think should be available in Singapore.
 
1. Shake Shack
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Origin: America

Shake Shack originated from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park from 2001 to 2003 and given their overwhelming popularity for 3 years, a permanent burger stand was opened in 2004. Serving burgers, frozen custard, hotdogs, wine and more than what you can ask for from a burger stand — the American-based fast food chain has since opened outlets internationally, in cities such as Tokyo, London and Istanbul.

 
2. In-N-Out Burger
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Origin: America
Signature item: Animal Fries

In-N-Out Burger goes way back to 1948 when they opened their first store, and has since celebrated their 300th store in 2015. Insisting on using the freshest ingredients only, In-N-Out Burger keeps their customers coming back for more of their burgers, fries and shakes.
 
3. Chipotle
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Origin: America
With their new slogan of “Putting The Food Back In The Fast Food”, Chipotle focuses on food with integrity and considerations for the community. Using free-range pork and other quality ingredients, Chipotle keeps Mexican food real and customers satisfied.
 
4.  Chick-Fil-A
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Origin: America
Signature item: Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich

Chick-Fil-A, the inventor of the first boneless chicken breast sandwich in Hapeville, Georgia, serves a variety of fast food — including wraps, salads, sides, desserts, and their signature Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwiches. Founded in 1946, Chick-Fil-A currently has more than 1850 outlets, mainly in the southeastern United States. Following the founder’s Southern Baptist beliefs, all Chick-Fil-A restaurants are closed for business on Sundays.
 
5. Raising Cane’s
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Origin: America
Signature item: Chicken Fingers

Started in 1996, Raising Cane’s sole purpose is in delivering quality chicken fingers. With a strict adherence to the core menu, Raising Cane swears by its uncompromised quality. Their typical box combo includes their signature chicken fingers, fries, coleslaw, toast, Cane’s special sauce and a regular drink.
 
6. Papa Murphy’s
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Origin: America
Signature item: Hawaiian, Pepperoni, Murphy’s Combo, Chicken Garlic, The Cowboy

Papa Murphy’s prides itself for serving the freshest pizzas, making their dough from scratch and using 100% whole milk mozzarella. Offering five signature flavours and gourmet flavours, three styles of pizza stuffings and the option of customising your own pizza, these fresh pizzas cannot get any better.
 
7. Grill’d
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Origin: Australia
Probably one of the newer fast-food chains in this list, Grill’d was founded in 2004 and has since expanded to 70 outlets in Australia. With the aim of making the most delicious and healthy burgers with fresh ingredients, Grill’d allows customers to choose from different types of buns with an assortment of beef, chicken, lamb and veggie burgers. Grill’d is also known for their addictive chips and healthy salads.
 
8. Hanaichi
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Origin: Australia
Having its roots in Australia, Brisbane, this Japanese chain restaurant serves mainly takeaway authentic Japanese Curry, Udon, Don and Ramen. Offering quick and tasty Japanese cuisine with fresh real ingredients, the restaurant is popular because of its reasonable prices.
 
9. Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill
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Origin: Australia
Signature item: MexiCrinkles

Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill was founded in 2007 – making this fast food chain the youngest of the lot featured in this article. They serve a wide array of Tex-Mex food made with fresh and wholesome ingredients, including tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos. Known for their signature Mexicrinkles — crinkle-cut fries seasoned with their special spice blend, the fries are highly sought after by customers patronizing Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill.
 
10. San Churros
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Origin: Australia
Signature: Churros With Chocolate Dip
This popular chocolate-themed cafe has everything that a sweet tooth can possibly crave — ranging from churros, cakes, chocolate shakes, to macarons and truffles. With a belief that cochoa farmers should be paid fairly, San Churros uses only fair-trade cocoa in their sweet treats. Their churros with melted couverture chocolate is also considered ‘to-die-for’ by many consumers.

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