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What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

McDonald's, Happy Sushi, KFC. They are cheaply priced compared to the U.S. and most of the rest of Europe. - May 17, 2016
Everything and about 20% cheaper than in the U.S. - Dec 18, 2014
Almost all of them are available here. VERY CHEAP!! - Aug 16, 2014
In the past few years, many new fast food chains have opened outlets in Sofia. There's McDonald's, Burger King, Subway, KFC, Dunkin Donuts, Pizza Hut, Domino's and Starbucks. There's also Nordsee, a German seafood place with outlets in the big malls which is good. What's missing in my opinion is a TGI Friday's or Chili's type place. In terms of restaurants the traditional Bulgarian restaurants are very good, Bulgarian cuisine is great. Ethnic restaurants are not very impressive. The best in my opinion is Indian. There's just one Tex-Mex in town and it's awful. - Jun 3, 2011
Lots of traditional Bulgarian food restaurants that are very quaint. McDonald's, Kentucky Fried, Burger King are here. Also Dunkin Donuts. The cost is farely low. Salads are around 3 to 6 leva per plate. A main entree might be 5 to 10 leva. - Oct 30, 2009
Sofia has an excellent variety of restaurants at great value. Bulgarian cuisine is not well-known around the world but it is of great quality. The pork and salads in Bulgaria are among the best I have ever eaten. - Feb 9, 2008