Food Fun: Fast Food Quiz

By: Sharita Sykes

The fast food industry has taken its share of hits in recent years -- from "Fast Food Nation" to "Super Size Me" to Oprah's campaign against factory farming (although she did shill for KFC in 2009). It just keeps on truckin', though. You've probably been living under a rock if you haven't realized how unhealthy fast food can be, but do you know exactly how many calories were in that Double Six Dollar Burger you just ate? Find out that (horrifying) number -- and lots more -- in our fast food quiz.
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Question 1 of 20

Where is the busiest McDonald's in the world?
Munich
The busiest Mickey D's is in Munich, Germany. Could it be because they serve beer there? Just a guess.
Tokyo
New York

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Question 2 of 20

In the 2004 film "Super Size Me," Morgan Spurlock eats all of his meals at McDonald's for a month. How much weight did he gain?
12 pounds (5.4 kilograms)
24 pounds (10.8 kilograms)
Spurlock gained about 24 pounds (10.8 kilograms) in that month -- and it took him almost 14 months to lose the weight.
36 pounds (16.3 kilograms)

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Question 3 of 20

According to Eric Schlosser's book "Fast Food Nation," which of the following statements is true about the fast food industry?
American teenagers drink 10 times more soda now than they did in the 1970s.
Burger King has opened franchises in 20 school districts around the United States.
One out of every eight workers in the United States has worked at McDonald's at some point.
Schlosser says one out of eight of us has worked at McDonald's.

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Question 4 of 20

Which fast food chain was behind the infamous "Where's the Beef?" ad campaign in 1984?
Burger King
Wendy's
Wendy's, of course. But the campaign's star, little old Clara Peller, was fired the next year when she shot a commercial for Prego spaghetti sauce.
McDonald's

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Question 5 of 20

In May 2009, Oprah Winfrey caused overwhelming demand at this chain when she put coupons for free meals on her Web site.
KFC
Oprah's plug for KFC's new grilled chicken almost backfired when many outlets quickly ran out of food, angering customers.
Arby's
Chipotle

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Question 6 of 20

In 2005, what burger chain ran ads featuring a scantily clad Paris Hilton rolling around on the hood of a car?
Checkers
In-N-Out Burger
Carl's Jr.
The Carl's Jr. Web site server crashed soon after the debut of the racy TV commercials.

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Question 7 of 20

What's the unhealthiest burger in America, according to Men's Health magazine?
the Baconator from Wendy's
the Double Six Dollar Burger from Carl's Jr.
Carl's Jr. again. Its Double Six Dollar Burger has 1,520 calories and 111 grams of fat. Yowzas!
the Monster Thickburger from Hardee's

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Question 8 of 20

So, what makes the Double Six Dollar Burger so big on calories?
a full pound (0.45 kilograms) of beef and three slices of American cheese
The Double Six isn't anything fancy -- no bacon or crazy sauces here -- but that pound of beef will do you in every time.
a half pound of beef (0.22 kilograms) and six slices of bacon
a half pound of beef (0.22 kilograms), three slices of bacon and a special sauce

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Question 9 of 20

According to Health magazine, what's the healthiest fast food chain in the United States?
Subway
Panera Bread
Citing its whole-grain breads, small-portion options and organic yogurt for kids, Health mag named Panera the healthiest choice.
Jason's Deli

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Question 10 of 20

In 1993, Burger King launched an initiative called "Operation Phoenix" to boost its market share. What did Operation Phoenix entail?
healthy items like baked potatoes and salads
a dastardly plot to steal the secret recipe for Big Mac sauce
a new set of value menus
BK introduced a set of 99-cent, $1.99 and $2.99 value items and meals in 1993.

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Question 11 of 20

How many McDonald’s restaurants are located around the world?
2 million
10,000
30,000
There are more than 30,000 McDonald’s restaurants around the world!

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Question 12 of 20

Who is the founder of Chick-Fil-A?
Ray Kroc
Truett Cathy
Truett Cathy founded the first Dwarf House in 1946 in Hapeville, Georgia.
Peter Buck

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Question 13 of 20

Which restaurant is the home of the original small, square hamburger?
Wendy’s
Krystal’s
White Castle
White Castle, founded in 1921, was responsible for the first small, square patty!

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Question 14 of 20

How many ingredients were included in the Big Mac?
16
43
67
The Big Mac has a whopping 67 Ingredients!

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Question 15 of 20

What percentage of all American restaurants are pizzerias?
35 percent
23 percent
17 percent
Pizzerias represent 17 percent of all U.S. restaurants.

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Question 16 of 20

Which fast-food restaurant founder was the most visible, by being featured in television commercials and becoming the face of the franchise?
Dave Thomas -- Wendy’s
Wendy’s Dave Thomas became visible in TV commercials in 1989 until he passed away in 2002.
Ray Kroc -- McDonald's
Glen Bell -- Taco Bell

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Question 17 of 20

How many pounds is the $350 bacon cheeseburger featured at Mallie’s Sports Grill and Bar in Detroit, Michigan?
250 lbs (113 kilograms)
145 lbs (66 kilograms)
134 lbs (61 kilograms)
The Absolutely Ridiculous Burger weighs in at 134 pounds (61 Kilograms)!

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Question 18 of 20

What is the most used flavor enhancer in fast foods?
MSG
Monosodium Glutamate or MSG was common in Asian restaurants in America. MSG has been linked to a number of health issues including brain damage.
sugar
niacin

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Question 19 of 20

Which of the following McDonald’s menu items have 1,320 calories?
biscuit
The Deluxe Breakfast Biscuit comes in at 1,320 calories!
fries
Big Mac

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Question 20 of 20

Which of the following is the most common pizza topping?
pepperoni
Pepperoni heads the list before sausage or mushrooms.
sausage
mushrooms

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