What are you talking about?
Your information is outdated. Same point again. Seems like you haven’t visited the US since the 1990s. There is a food revolution going on in the US and chain restaurants are struggling in favor of independently run restaurants. The sheer quantity and quality of good food at my finger tips is certainly better than Ireland or the UK.
France has good cheese and bread, Italy has good pasta. And Belgium has good beer. The rest are disappointing.
What is American Beer to you? Just IPA? Yeah you’ve got a lot to learn. And yes you can find beers just as good as in Belgium.
I brew myself (homebrewing another global trend), and there is way more variety in my local liquor store than any country Europe. Beer in the UK is boring - bitters, stout, lager although now they have some craft beer of their own.