Fast-food restaurants seem like a godsend, especially in an age where humans are in such a rush. The food they serve us takes no time to cook and tastes amazing, even if they aren't necessarily the healthiest choices. But they look and taste great, and that's all that really matters. And since the fast-food wave hit decades ago, numerous companies, now chains, have tried to make a buck from our love of these oily, salty and greasy foods.
We know you know about the Whopper, McDonald's and their fries, Popeye's and their wonderful biscuits and Dairy Queen's soft serve, but what do you actually know about the companies? You see, it's hard to zoom out a bit when we're so focused on one thing, whether it be a side of honey mustard wings or a gourmet burger—but we want you to try to remember all the things you've seen or heard about the most popular fast-food restaurants in America, so that you can ace this quiz.
Allow us to test your fast-food-restaurant knowledge by giving you one hint. It'll be up to you to match the clue to the restaurant it's describing. Got it? Then let's get started!
McDonald's is one of the biggest and most popular fast food chains. The restaurant was founded in 1940 by Richard and Maurice McDonald.
Burger King prides itself on flame-grilled hamburgers. The company is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
Another popular American fast-food chain, Chick-fil-A specializes in chicken sandwiches. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Pizza Hut serves American-Italian cuisine. The food chain was founded in 1958 by Dan and Frank Carney.
Taco Bell is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands Inc. An American food chain, Taco Bell serves Tex-Mex food, including tacos, nachos and burritos.
KFC is the second-largest food chain globally. The fried chicken fast-food company was founded by Colonel Sanders in 1952, in Kentucky.
The Wendy's fast-food chain is perhaps best known for its iconic red-pigtailed logo. Founded by Dave Thomas, Wendy's specializes in hamburgers.
Chipotle is officially named the Chipotle Mexican Grill. The restaurants specialize in tacos and can be found in the United States, Germany and France.
Domino's Pizza is the largest pizza chain in the world. The company was founded in 1960 in Michigan, United States.
The Subway fast-food chain was initially founded in 1965 under the name Peter's Super Submarines. The restaurants serve submarine sandwiches and salads.
As the name suggests, Sonic Drive-In is a drive-in restaurant. The restaurant is a subsidiary of Inspire Brands.
Another subsidiary of Inspire Brands, Arby's is a sandwich fast-food restaurant. The restaurant was first opened in Ohio in 1964.
The Popeyes food chain was founded in 1972, New Orleans. Like KFC, the Popeyes chain specializes in fried chicken.
Little Caesar's has been identified as the third-largest pizza company in the world. It operates restaurants in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, the Middle East and Asia.
The Jack in the Box fast-food chain can be found mainly on the West Coast of the United States. The restaurant serves a variety of food items, from chicken sandwiches to hamburgers.
Dairy Queen was founded in 1940 in Illinois by John McCullough. The company is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.
The Carl's Jr. franchise operates restaurants in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States. The fast-food restaurant began as a smaller version of Carl's Drive-In restaurant before taking off on its own.
The Five Guys fast-food chain is based in Lorton, Virginia. The restaurant serves french fries, hamburgers and hot dogs.
Papa John's is a pizza fast-food restaurant. The company was founded in 1984 by John Schnatter.
The Wingstop chain specializes in chicken wings. The first restaurant was opened in 1994 in Garland, Texas.
Hardee's or Hardee's Food System Inc. is a subsidiary of CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. The restaurant serves various food items, from sandwiches to burgers.
Steak 'n Shake is a subsidiary branch of Biglari Holdings. The restaurant's main items are milkshakes and hamburgers.
The very first Culver's restaurant was opened in 1984 in Wisconsin by the Culvers. The fast-food restaurant can be found in the Midwestern region of the United States.
The Rally's fast-food restaurant is run by the Checkers Drive-In Restaurant Inc. The restaurant serves a variety of items such as hot dogs, fries, burgers and shakes.
The Whataburger restaurant was first opened in 1950 Corpus Christi, Texas by Harmon Dobson and Paul Burton. As the name suggests, the restaurant specializes in hamburgers.
The Church's Chicken food chain was founded initially as Church's Fried Chicken to Go by George Church Jr. Now Church's Chicken, the restaurant operates mainly in North America.
Tim Hortons is a Canadian fast-food chain best known for its coffee and donuts. The restaurant is named after its founder, Tim Horton.
The In-N-Out restaurant food chain can be found mainly in the American Southwest and Pacific coast. It is a privately owned food chain.
White Castle can be found in the Midwestern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Founded since 1921, the White Castle fast-food chain is thought to be the first American fast-food chain.
The Panda Express food chain specializes in American-Chinese cuisine. The restaurant was founded by Peggy and Andrew Cherng.
The Jimmy John's fast-food chain is named after its founder, Jimmy John Liautaud. It is a sandwich restaurant which specializes in delivery.
Waffle House is a waffle food chain which operates 2100 restaurants in the Southern and Midwestern United States. The Waffle House first opened its doors on Labor Day in 1955.
TGI Fridays is a chain of privately owned casual-dining restaurants. The restaurant has a very comprehensive menu, including alcoholic beverages.
Denny's is a diner-style restaurant food chain which operates in several countries across the globe. First opened in 1953, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Cicis was founded in 1985 by Mike Cole and Joe Croce. The restaurant is a pizza buffet restaurant.
Shake Shack was only recently founded in 2004. Now a casual restaurant, Shake Shack began as a hot-dog cart.
Sbarro is a privately owned food chain specializing in New York-style pizza. The company operates more than 800 locations.
Bojangles' is officially known as Bojangles' Famous Chicken and Biscuit. A Southern-based food chain, Bojangles' serves spicy fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits.
El Pollo Loco, or The Crazy Chicken in English, was founded by Juan Francisco Ochoa. The restaurant serves Mexican-style grilled chicken.
The Zaxby's fast-food chain can be found primarily in the Southern states. The restaurant serves chicken fingers, sandwiches, salads and chicken wings.