Best Foreign Franchise (2008)

Pret A Manger

No, not Belgo—the best foreign franchise is Pret A Manger, whose way-downtown location is stocked with bargain sandwiches on baguettes and good wheat bread, including a miraculous $2 egg salad and watercress. The flavored chips (rosemary, black pepper, sea salt) fried in olive oil are worth a try, as is the individual key lime pie with a buttery graham cracker crust.