I like to read a lot of “travelers blogs” and one thing I read over and over is the complaint that Americans (USA) refuse to get out of their “comfort zone”. That go to other countries and then go to McDonalds. They write about it as if all Americans are ignorant fools. This could be true but personally, I love to go to American export stores in other countries. It is fascinating to me because I like to see how and why the store works in that country. Case in point, a few blocks from my father’s house in Mexico City is a 7/11. For the most part it looks like any other 7/11 one would find in the United States. Then when you look closer you start to notice differences.
I am not saying you should spend all your time going to American export stores, but if you have the time it could be interesting.