There are as yet no McDonald’s or KFCs in Cuba (except at the Guantánamo U.S. military base). However, the Cuban government has established a chain of tacky equivalents, including KFC-style fried-chicken joints called El Rápido. Food often runs out or is severely limited, and the quality is usually awful. Cuba’s answer to McDonald’s is Burgui, open 24 hours. Are you sure that’s meat?
The government has done a better job with seafood. The Dimar chain has roadside restaurants in major cities selling seafood at fair prices. The Baturro chain of Spanish-style bodegas has outlets in major cities, with charming ambience and criollo fare of acceptable standard.
© Christopher P. Baker from Moon Cuba, 5th Edition