This one is going to be a little easy, but it will get more difficult. Who is this fast food mascot?
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Of course you got this one right! Studies done in the late 1990s showed that Ronald McDonald was more recognizable to children around the world than Santa Claus. Well, not everyone celebrates Christmas, but everyone surely knows all about that creepy clown.
Alright, let's up the game a little here. At which fast food restaurant would you order the Baconator?
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While six strips of thin sliced bacon is probably equivalent to two strips of quality bacon, this heart-attack-waiting-to-happen is a whopping 950 calories for just the burger. However, it's worth a try, if you like living on the edge of your health.
In which country can you order Spinach and Parmesan Nuggets at the local McDonald's?
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Yes, Spinach and Parmesan Nuggets are real, and (if you're from America) you're probably wondering why they aren't available at every single McDonald's restaurant in the world. We'd also accept spinach artichoke nuggets here in the states.
Who is this man?
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The McDonald brothers were basically the founders of the fast food industry, using the assembly line concept to sell burgers fast. However, everything went downhill when they decided to franchise the company, and they ended up getting taken advantage of by Ray Kroc.
What was the REAL name of the founder of Wendy's?
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The man in the commercials was the real founder and CEO of Wendy's fast food restaurants, and yes, he really named his restaurants after his daughter, Wendy. Sadly, he passed away before the launch of the Baconator.
Why did vegetarians sue McDonalds?
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Where's the beef? It's in the fries, apparently. In 1990, McDonald's started adding beef flavoring to their fries to boost the flavor. They simply forgot to tell the veggies of the world. In 2002, vegetarians won a $10 million lawsuit against the fast food giant. While the chain still serves beef-flavored fries, they are more transparent about their menu.
Which pizza company made the memorable Triple Decker Pizza?
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In the mid-1990s, fast food was forced to make more interesting menu items in order to make more sales. When Pizza Hut introduced the Triple Decker Pizza, fans of cheese went nuts. It was such a popular menu item that there is currently a Facebook fan page for it.
This sandwich is known as the Double Down. Which fast food giant replaced a bun with two fried chicken breasts?
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This monstrosity was marketed to the people who didn't really care about their health. Had the chicken bun been grilled, it would have been gluten-free, but no, it was all about making a sandwich out of fried chicken.
Who wrote the scathing book "Fast Food Nation" in which we learn the truth about how the fast food industry really works?
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Eric Schlosser changed the way we look at our food with this book. Well, as you read the first half, all you want to do is eat a Big Mac, but as you are filled with more information, you never want to look at one again.
Which fast food mascot threatened to steal the quality from our pizzas?
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Avoid the Noid, and your pizza will be delivered hot, fresh and with the highest quality ingredients. Domino's Pizza always offered fresh delivery in 30 minutes or less, and the Noid represented all of the troubles that went into those fresh deliveries.
In which country can you get a McLobster at McDonald's?
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Canada is a country of many great things, among those great things is a lobster roll offered at McDonald's restaurants in the country. Thank you for your amazing ways, Canada. Thank you.
Which of these is NOT A secret menu item for In-N-Out Burger?
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If you pull up to an In-N-Out burger, you may feel like you're stuck in the 1960s, as their menu only has burgers, fries and shakes. However, the entire secret menu changes everything you thought you knew about fast food.
This chain tried to compete with Subway with their Frescata. What chain was it?
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Wendy's tried to jump on the health bandwagon with fresh summer salads and deli-style sandwiches. It worked a little bit, but when it came to competition, Subway's $5 footlongs stole the show.
About how many fast food restaurants can you find the in United States?
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If you drive down any main strip of any town that has over 50,000 people in it, you will see at least one fast food restaurant. Some have McDonald's restaurants across the street from each other, just in case you don't want to make a left turn.
Which fast food company is Brazil's largest employer?
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While one in eight American workers will have spent at least some time working in fast food, Brazil's economy is built on it. McDonald's really is Brazil's number one employer.
Who made a documentary in which he filmed himself eating McDonald's for 30 days straight?
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Morgan Suprlock wanted to see if McDonald's was really dangerous, and he learned the hard way that if you eat McDonald's every day for a month, you get pretty close to death. Doctors even told him he should stop the experiment.
What did McDonald's originally do to avoid loitering?
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These days, McDonald's restaurants have play areas for kids, free WiFi, and some even have televisions so you sit around and continue eating their food. It doesn't bother them anymore, but in the early days, McDonald's had to have a fast turnaround and get people moving.
How many calories does the Double Whopper with Cheese from Burger King contain?
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That's one burger that hits the spot, but doesn't necessarily fill you up. If you add fries and a drink, your one meal can reach over 1,500 calories, but it's delicious, so who cares, right?
What isn't on the Jack in the Box menu?
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If you really think about it, this was a pretty easy one. Only Taco Bell can marry two menu items and call them some weird doublespeak name like Enchirito. That's why Taco Bell is so awesome, of course.
Here's a tough one: How many calories can you find in an order of Arby's Curly Fries?
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Arby's Curly Fries are one of the most unhealthy fast food fries available to the public. However, they are surpassed (surprisingly) by Dairy Queen's regular fries, which boast a whopping 730 calories.
Where does McDonald's get most of its money?
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If you think about it, McDonald's needs a lot of land to build all of those restaurants. The franchise model makes the corporation the owner of the land while the franchisee pays rent just to sell the burgers.
Which of these is not on Taco Bell's menu?
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No, Taco Bell doesn't have tots, but they do have hash browns. While they have had a lot of very creative menu items over the years, their potato-oriented ones involved their fiesta potatoes, which were never known as tots.
In what country's McDonald's restaurants can you find the McChoco Potato?
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The McChoco Potato is a menu item that is basically french fries with chocolate syrup. It's probably not the most healthy way to eat fries, but it definitely looks interesting enough.
Which fast food company offered food that was "finger lickin' good"?
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Kentucky Fried Chicken made it OK to eat with your hands and lick the juices off of your fingers with their slogan "finger lickin' good." Of course, most people wanted to lick their fingers, because they were burning hot from the grease.
What was the Bell Beefer?
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Believe it or not, this menu item lasted nearly 20 years, and was a great way to compete with burger companies. It was basically marketed as Taco Bell's sloppy joe sandwich and it even came on a bun.
Who introduced the Black Jack Taco?
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The Black Jack Taco was a Halloween taco that had a little kick. Its signature black shell had beef, Baja sauce and the three-cheese blend. The most memorable thing about this taco was the fact that the dye was able to change the color of bowel movements ... or so the story goes.
How many calories does the Triple Whopper with Cheese have?
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That's right, this whopper of a Whopper has more than half of your daily recommended calorie intake, but it is nothing next to the Carl's Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger that boasts 1,520 calories and 111 grams of fat.
When was Subway founded?
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Two college students founded Subway in Connecticut. Fred De Luca and Dr. Peter Buck originally named the restaurant Pete's Super Submarines, which wasn't very marketable in the franchise world.
Who founded Carl's Jr.?
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Carl Karcher lived in Anaheim, Calif. In 1956, he opened a chain of fast food restaurants. He called his fast food restaurant "Carl's Jr." because they were basically junior versions of his first restaurant.
About how much money did Americans spend on fast food in 2014?
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Many believe that by the year 2020, Americans will be spending around $233 billion per year on fast food alone. It could be inflation, but it could also be the fact that fast food is cheaper than buying any other food for your family.
In what country can you find the Cordon Bleu Burger at McDonald's?
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This fusion burger has bacon, Swiss, chicken, and a beef patty. It's a little bit of everything, and based on the fusion aspects of it, it's very possible a pregnant woman invented it.
Which fast food company claims that its food is "Mexican Inspired"?
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Taco Bell doesn't claim that it serves Mexican food at all. All of their food is "Mexican Inspired," which is why they are able to play around with their menu items so much. When you dismiss authenticity, you can put nacho cheese on everything.
Why did fast food restaurants make changes to their architecture in the early days?
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With cars and vehicles becoming more popular in the 1960s, fast food restaurants had to send up flags to their potential patrons. By making their restaurants look flashier, they were able to attract more drivers.
When and where was the first McDonald's restaurant opened?
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Two brothers opened the first McDonald's in 1949. It was then known as "the McDonald Brothers Burger Bar Drive-In." No wonder the name was shortened! Could you imagine how much ad space that name would have taken up?
What restaurant did the Raffel Brothers found?
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The Raffel Brothers specialized in roast beef sandwiches, and decided to open their restaurant in 1949. Instead of calling it Raffel Brothers, they simply spelled out those initials, and we were blessed with Arby's restaurant.
What makes White Castle burgers different from the rest?
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If you ever wondered why White Castle sliders have holes in them, it's so they can cook faster with the steam of the pressed grill. These little burgers were revolutionary for their time, and these days even high-end restaurants have sliders on their menus.
What symbolic American dish is a hamburger and fries supposed to mimic?
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Steak and potatoes is the classic American dish, because it delivers two of the most common foods that are produced on American soil. The steak and potatoes mentality has been bred into our blood for generations.
Which fast food company is the largest beef purchaser in the world?
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If you're wondering, "Where's the beef?" you need only look to McDonald's restaurants. McDonald's is also the world's largest purchaser of potatoes, buying up over 7% of the potato crops grown in America.
Fast food was originally meant to help housewives cover for themselves when they couldn't get dinner on the table. However, soon after the inception of picking up some pre-made dinner, marketing companies caught hold of the craze and turned fast food into a beast that functions on its own. Soon, new menu items were launched, marketing campaigns for kids bombarded our televisions, and we became a fast food nation rather quickly. There is no doubt that fast food changed the landscape of America (and soon after, all other major countries). It enriched our culture before it became a health hazard, and after it became a health hazard, it changed the way we look at food completely. Not only that, fast food was a staple in nearly every American home, and soon children were begging their parents for menu items from large chains over mom's meatloaf. It was (and still is) a phenomenon that boggles the minds of those who watch these companies explode with success.
If you know a thing or two about fast food, you know that there are dozens of menu items, mascots and facts that are embedded into the very fibers of your memory. If you don't think that is possible, let's see if you can ace this tricky fast food quiz.
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