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It’s very easy to stroll into Burger King or McDonald’s, order something to eat and let that be the end of it. But have you ever thought about where that food or that company may have come from?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What company supplies McDonald's with its cooking oil?

    • A.

      Carsil

    • B.

      Cowsill

    • C.

      Bill's Brothers

    • D.

      Kroger

    Correct Answer
    A. Carsil
    Explanation
    Carsil is the correct answer because it is the company that supplies McDonald's with its cooking oil. This information is not explicitly stated in the question, but it is implied that one of the options is the correct supplier. Since Carsil is the only option that could potentially be a supplier of cooking oil, it is the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    The McDonald's ad "I'm Lovin It", is taken from where?

    • A.

      Bob Dylan Song

    • B.

      T-Shirt Slogan

    • C.

      Justin Timberlake Song

    • D.

      Army Motto

    Correct Answer
    C. Justin Timberlake Song
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Justin Timberlake Song. The McDonald's ad "I'm Lovin It" is taken from the song of the same name by Justin Timberlake. The catchy jingle was created by Pharrell Williams and has become synonymous with McDonald's advertising campaigns worldwide.

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  • 3. 

    What Las Vegas hotel includes a restaurant with French fare called Le Cirque?

    • A.

      Aladdin

    • B.

      Imperial Palace

    • C.

      Bellagio

    • D.

      Caesars Palace

    Correct Answer
    C. Bellagio
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bellagio because it is a Las Vegas hotel that includes a restaurant called Le Cirque, which serves French cuisine.

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  • 4. 

    By the year 2000, how many Applebee's restaurants were in existence?

    • A.

      1200

    • B.

      1600

    • C.

      1800

    • D.

      1500

    Correct Answer
    C. 1800
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1800. This means that by the year 2000, there were 1800 Applebee's restaurants in existence.

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  • 5. 

    By the year 2006, how many Piccadilly restaurants were in existence in the U.S.?

    • A.

      658

    • B.

      1200

    • C.

      22

    • D.

      130

    Correct Answer
    D. 130
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 130. This means that by the year 2006, there were 130 Piccadilly restaurants in existence in the U.S.

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  • 6. 

    In 2006, Chili's had how many international locations? 

    • A.

      49

    • B.

      115

    • C.

      230

    • D.

      17

    Correct Answer
    B. 115
    Explanation
    Chili's had 115 international locations in 2006.

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  • 7. 

    In what country did the Denny's restaurant chain open its first non-U.S. location?

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      Great Britain

    • C.

      South Africa

    • D.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    D. Mexico
    Explanation
    Denny's restaurant chain opened its first non-U.S. location in Mexico.

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  • 8. 

    What was the main menu item at the original Denny's restaurant in 1953?

    • A.

      Hamburgers

    • B.

      French Fries

    • C.

      Donuts

    • D.

      Fried Chicken

    Correct Answer
    C. Donuts
    Explanation
    In 1953, the main menu item at the original Denny's restaurant was donuts. This suggests that donuts were a popular and significant item on the menu, possibly indicating that Denny's started as a donut shop or had a strong focus on serving donuts.

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  • 9. 

    When did McDonald's open their first U.K. restaurant?

    • A.

      1978

    • B.

      1974

    • C.

      1976

    • D.

      1980

    Correct Answer
    B. 1974
    Explanation
    McDonald's opened their first U.K. restaurant in 1974.

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  • 10. 

    What year did the first Taco Bell open?

    • A.

      1976

    • B.

      1944

    • C.

      1980

    • D.

      1962

    Correct Answer
    D. 1962
    Explanation
    In 1962, the first Taco Bell opened.

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  • 11. 

    When Ray Kroc first started the McDonald's enterprise, how old was he?

    • A.

      52

    • B.

      31

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      24

    Correct Answer
    A. 52
    Explanation
    Ray Kroc was 52 years old when he first started the McDonald's enterprise. This suggests that he had already gained significant life and business experience before embarking on this venture. Starting a successful business at an older age demonstrates that age is not a barrier to success and that determination and hard work can lead to achievements at any stage of life.

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  • 12. 

    Where in the U.S. did Piccadilly restaurant originate?

    • A.

      Tupelo, MS

    • B.

      Holcomb, WV

    • C.

      Ozark, AL

    • D.

      Baton Rouge, LA

    Correct Answer
    D. Baton Rouge, LA
    Explanation
    Piccadilly restaurant originated in Baton Rouge, LA.

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  • 13. 

    Where was Applebee's founded?

    • A.

      Atlanta, GA

    • B.

      Macon, GA

    • C.

      Savannah, GA

    • D.

      Augusta, GA

    Correct Answer
    A. Atlanta, GA
    Explanation
    Applebee's was founded in Atlanta, GA.

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  • 14. 

    Who founded the Piccadilly chain?

    • A.

      Thomas Mills

    • B.

      T.H. "Tandy" Hamilton

    • C.

      Michael Millworth

    • D.

      T.H. Jackson

    Correct Answer
    B. T.H. "Tandy" Hamilton
    Explanation
    T.H. "Tandy" Hamilton is the founder of the Piccadilly chain.

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  • 15. 

    Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald's franchise in what city?

    • A.

      New York, NY

    • B.

      Des Plaines, IL

    • C.

      Madison, WI

    • D.

      San Bernardino, CA

    Correct Answer
    B. Des Plaines, IL
    Explanation
    Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald's franchise in Des Plaines, IL. This city is significant because it is where the first ever McDonald's restaurant was established. Des Plaines, IL was chosen as the location for the first franchise due to its proximity to Chicago and its potential for success in a suburban area. This marked the beginning of the McDonald's franchise empire that has since spread globally.

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  • 16. 

    What fast-food item was added to the McDonald's menu in 1968?

    • A.

      Egg McMuffin

    • B.

      McRib Sandwich

    • C.

      Big Mac

    • D.

      Chicken McNuggets

    Correct Answer
    C. Big Mac
    Explanation
    The Big Mac was added to the McDonald's menu in 1968. It is a popular fast-food item that consists of two beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions, all served on a sesame seed bun. The Big Mac has become an iconic menu item for McDonald's and is recognized worldwide.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following restaurants serves "Fresh Mex"?

    • A.

      Ruby Tuesday's

    • B.

      Chevy's

    • C.

      Red Lobster

    • D.

      Olive Garden

    Correct Answer
    B. Chevy's
    Explanation
    Chevy's is the correct answer because it is known for serving "Fresh Mex" cuisine. "Fresh Mex" refers to a style of Mexican food that incorporates fresh ingredients and flavors. Ruby Tuesday's, Red Lobster, and Olive Garden do not specialize in "Fresh Mex" cuisine.

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  • 18. 

    In what year did McDonald's introduce chicken nuggets?

    • A.

      1981

    • B.

      1980

    • C.

      1983

    • D.

      1982

    Correct Answer
    C. 1983
    Explanation
    In 1983, McDonald's introduced chicken nuggets.

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  • 19. 

    J.R. Simplot became a billionaire by selling what food item to McDonalds?

    • A.

      Milkshakes

    • B.

      Soft Serve Ice Cream

    • C.

      Apple Pie

    • D.

      French Fries

    Correct Answer
    D. French Fries
    Explanation
    J.R. Simplot became a billionaire by selling French Fries to McDonald's. This is because French Fries are one of the most popular and iconic menu items at McDonald's, and Simplot's company became a major supplier of frozen French Fries to the fast-food chain. The high demand for French Fries contributed to Simplot's success and wealth.

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  • 20. 

    Who invented the hot dog?

    • A.

      Lewis Mills Norton

    • B.

      Johann Peter Gottlieb Bunge

    • C.

      Johann Georg Lehner

    • D.

      Moses Coates

    Correct Answer
    C. Johann Georg Lehner
    Explanation
    Johann Georg Lehner is credited with inventing the hot dog. While there is some debate about the exact origins of the hot dog, Lehner is widely recognized as one of the early pioneers in its creation. He was a butcher from Germany who immigrated to the United States in the 19th century. Lehner is believed to have started selling sausages in buns at his food stand in New York City, which eventually became known as the hot dog. His contribution to the development of this iconic American food makes him the correct answer to this question.

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