Food Fun: Fast Food Quiz

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Food Fun: Fast Food Quiz
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About This Quiz

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 number and lots more in our fast food quiz.
Where is the busiest McDonald's in the world?
Munich
Tokyo
New York
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The busiest Mickey D's is in Munich, Germany. Could it be because they serve beer there? Just a guess.

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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)
36 pounds (16.3 kilograms)
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Wrong Answer

Spurlock gained about 24 pounds (10.8 kilograms) in that month -- and it took him almost 14 months to lose the weight.

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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.
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Schlosser says one out of eight of us has worked at McDonald's.

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Which fast food chain was behind the infamous "Where's the Beef?" ad campaign in 1984?
Burger King
Wendy's
McDonald's
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

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.

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In May 2009, Oprah Winfrey caused overwhelming demand at this chain when she put coupons for free meals on her Web site.
KFC
Arby's
Chipotle
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Oprah's plug for KFC's new grilled chicken almost backfired when many outlets quickly ran out of food, angering customers.

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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.
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Carl's Jr. Web site server crashed soon after the debut of the racy TV commercials.

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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.
the Monster Thickburger from Hardee's
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Carl's Jr. again. Its Double Six Dollar Burger has 1,520 calories and 111 grams of fat. Yowzas!

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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
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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Wrong Answer

The Double Six isn't anything fancy -- no bacon or crazy sauces here -- but that pound of beef will do you in every time.

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According to Health magazine, what's the healthiest fast food chain in the United States?
Subway
Panera Bread
Jason's Deli
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Wrong Answer

Citing its whole-grain breads, small-portion options and organic yogurt for kids, Health mag named Panera the healthiest choice.

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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
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

BK introduced a set of 99-cent, $1.99 and $2.99 value items and meals in 1993.

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How many McDonald’s restaurants are located around the world?
2 million
10,000
30,000
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

There are more than 30,000 McDonald’s restaurants around the world!

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Who is the founder of Chick-Fil-A?
Ray Kroc
Truett Cathy
Peter Buck
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Truett Cathy founded the first Dwarf House in 1946 in Hapeville, Georgia.

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Which restaurant is the home of the original small, square hamburger?
Wendy’s
Krystal’s
White Castle
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

White Castle, founded in 1921, was responsible for the first small, square patty!

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How many ingredients were included in the Big Mac?
16
43
67
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Big Mac has a whopping 67 Ingredients!

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What percentage of all American restaurants are pizzerias?
35 percent
23 percent
17 percent
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Pizzerias represent 17 percent of all U.S. restaurants.

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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
Ray Kroc -- McDonald's
Glen Bell -- Taco Bell
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Wrong Answer

Wendy’s Dave Thomas became visible in TV commercials in 1989 until he passed away in 2002.

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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)
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Wrong Answer

The Absolutely Ridiculous Burger weighs in at 134 pounds (61 Kilograms)!

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What is the most used flavor enhancer in fast foods?
MSG
sugar
niacin
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Monosodium Glutamate or MSG was common in Asian restaurants in America. MSG has been linked to a number of health issues including brain damage.

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Which of the following McDonald’s menu items have 1,320 calories?
biscuit
fries
Big Mac
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Deluxe Breakfast Biscuit comes in at 1,320 calories!

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Which of the following is the most common pizza topping?
pepperoni
sausage
mushrooms
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Wrong Answer

Pepperoni heads the list before sausage or mushrooms.

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