Top 10 American Symbols that are Foreign

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6. Toll House Cookies, Switzerland

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Toll House cookies is the product group that is distributed by Nestle. Nestle is a Swiss company that has the license to the brand and the recipe in making the cookies.

 

7. Church’s Chicken, Bahrain

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This U.S. fast food chain specializes in fried chicken. It was founded in 1952 in San Antonio and just across The Alamo. The company was later sold to the Islamic venture capital outfit Arcapita.

 

8. Shell, Netherlands

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The Shell Company in the US is the affiliate company of Royal Dutch Shell. The Royal Dutch Shell is actually a multi-national company which has its roots in Britain and Holland.

 

9. Dial Soap, Germany

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The Dial Company is the maker of popular household cleaning and personal care items. The company was recently bought by a German consumer company, Henkel KGaA.

 

10. Firestone, Japan

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The Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. was started in 1900 by Harvey Firestone. The tire company was later bought by Bridgestone, a Japanese tire company that is headquartered in Tokyo.

 

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