France has baguettes, Japan has sushi, and the U.S. has its own contributions to the world that are hard to imagine coming from anywhere else. But these products aren’t always everything they seem.
Some products, businesses and landmarks that are thought to be as American as hot dogs and apple pie are actually owned by companies in Europe, Asia or elsewhere. They all have their roots in the U.S., and they’re all symbols of authentic American ingenuity, but they’re owned by companies from across the globe.
CNBC.com presents a list of 10 foreign-owned brands, businesses and landmarks that are perceived by the public to be as American as it gets.
By Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 18 July 2012