90 Fast Food Trivia Questions For Fast-Food Lovers

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Think you know all there is to know about fast food? Take our fast food trivia quiz to put your knowledge to the test and find out!

Can you name the most popular fast food items in America? How about the inventor of the Big Mac? If you think you know all there is to know about fast food, think again.

The fast food market size is near a $600 billion industry–so yeah, we’d say there’s a lot to know/learn about it!

Our fast food trivia questions and answers will be sure to delight you and educate you!

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90 Fast Food Trivia Questions and Answers For Fast-Food Lovers

What was America’s first fast-food restaurant?

Answer: White Castle. Most historians agree that White Castle was the first fast-food outlet, starting in Wichita, Kansas in 1916.

What fast food chain is best known for its menu items such as the Cherry Limeade, Ched ‘R’ Peppers, and corn dogs, as well as its carhop service?

Answer: Sonic.

If you’re ever in the mood for a Big Buford Burger or Famous Seasoned Fries in a black-and-white cup, you have two convenient options where you could get them: what are they?

Answer: Checkers Drive-In or Rally’s Hamburger. Checkers and Rally’s started out as entirely different fast-food chains before they merged to form a single franchise in 1999.

If you order a Jersey Mike’s sandwich Mike’s Way, what are you getting?

Answer: Mike’s Way means making a sandwich with onions, lettuce, tomatoes, spices, and a blend of olive oil and red wine vinegar. This is what differentiates Jersey Mike’s from the others.

In 2014, Burger King made a Kuro burger for a limited time, which comprised of black cheese made from bamboo charcoal and a black squid ink sauce on a charred black bun. In which country could you have gotten this?

Answer: Japan.

The mascot of McDonald’s is the most recognizable fictional character in the world, followed by Santa Claus. What is his name?

Answer: Ronald McDonald.

If you were craving a baked potato to pair with your dinner, which fast food chain would you think to visit to pick one up?

Answer: Wendy’s, they are the only chain to sell baked potatoes.

What year was In-N-Out Burger founded? 

Answer: 1948.

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From which country do French fries originate? 

Answer: Belgium.

Which fast-food chain is closed on Sundays?

Answer: Chick-fil-A locations across the US are all closed on Sunday, in keeping with founder Truett Cathy’s Christian faith.

One fast food chain has a secret menu item called the Suicide Burger, which includes four burger patties, four slices of cheese, bacon, and a special sauce, coming to a whopping 800 calories. Where can you get this burger?

Answer: Burger King.

____ is the world’s largest toy distributor.

Answer: McDonald’s, thanks to all the Happy Meals they’ve sold.

Can you name the top three restaurant/beverage chains in terms of the number of locations around the world?

Answer: Mcdonald’s, followed by Subway, followed by Starbucks.

What fast-food chain was sued for making sandwiches that were only 11 inches in length, while they advertised them to be foot-longs?

Answer: Subway.

This chain, very popular in the UK, started off in South Africa and quickly became a popular restaurant chain with its amazing chicken dishes and sauces.

Answer: Nando’s.

As a Canadian brand, what coffee and donut chain is a big-time sponsor and collaborator of its native celebs like Shawn Mendes, Tristan Thompson, and Justin Bieber?

Answer: Tim Hortons. 

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To keep customers coming towards the seductive scent that wafts through malls, which franchise bakes empty cookie trays coated in their signature sugar and cinnamon mixture?

Answer: Cinnabon.

Why are Dairy Queen Blizzards handed to you upside-down?

Answer: To show that the concoction is not watered down. The owner was inspired by another shop owner who sold frozen treats and termed them “concrete”, and one day flipped the treat upside down to show its thickness.

At which fast food chain in Hawaii can you get handheld taro pies and haupia (coconut milk) pies?

Answer: McDonald’s.

What is the name of the fast food chain that is famous for its Frosty dessert?

Answer: Wendy’s.

What is the name of the fast food chain that is famous for its footlong sandwiches?

Answer: Subway.

In 2012, this pizza chain invented a pizza called the Crown Crust Pizza, which came with mini cheeseburgers in the crust. What is this franchise?

Answer: Pizza Hut (in the Middle East).

At which fast food chain could you get a Chalupa Supreme?

Answer: Taco Bell.

What are the main ingredients of a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin?

Answer: Ham, egg, and cheese on an English muffin.

The Frosty is considered the signature dessert at Wendy’s, and it’s available in how many flavors?

Answer: Just two classic flavors: chocolate and vanilla. (With a seasonal strawberry flavor.) 

For Halloween in 2016, McDonald’s released an odd dish: French fries covered in chocolate and pumpkin flavoring. In what single country could you have gotten this?

Answer: Japan.

If you are lucky enough to get a Burger King Crown Card, what do you get?

Answer: It entitles the holder to an endless supply of burgers and fries at any Burger King.

What is the most popular wing flavor at Wingstop?

Answer: Lemon Pepper.

What type of food does Pei Wei specialize in?

Answer: Chinese food.

The first Portillos hot dog stand, known as “The Dog House”, opened in 1963 in what state?

Answer: Illinois.

Which fast food franchise has spread furthest in the world? 

Answer: Subway.

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In 2021, what was the most-ordered menu item at Chik-fil-A?

Answer: Waffle Potato Fries. 

Which fast food chain was sued because a customer found human flesh in his sandwich?

Answer: Arby’s. It turned out a manager had cut his thumb and hadn’t thrown away the bin that contained lettuce and his skin. 

What prompted the birth of the McDonald’s Filet O’ Fish in 1962?

Answer: It was a meatless alternative for Catholics who didn’t eat meat on Fridays. Sales of this sandwich are especially high during Lent.

What fast food chain sells the Double Double? 

Answer: In-N-Out.

What is the name of McDonald’s version of a “free McDonald’s for life” card?

Answer: McGold Card. According to The Independent, Bill Gates and actor Rob Lowe are two known owners of the McGold Card.

Can you name a major fast food chain that has curly fries on the menu at all times?

Answer: Jack In The Box and Arby’s.

Which pizza chain had a $5 special on their Hot-N-Ready Pizzas until 2021, when they raised prices to $5.55?

Answer: Little Caesars.

What is Jack in the Box’s bestselling item on the menu?

Answer: Jack in the Box Tacos.

This pizza chain used to have a 30-minute or less guarantee, but the potential promise of free pizza ended as a company policy 25 years ago after a lawsuit when a woman was injured by a speeding delivery driver trying to keep the guarantee. What pizza chain is this?

Answer: Domino’s.

Where was In-N-Out Burger’s original drive-thru restaurant located?

Answer: In Baldwin Park, California (Los Angeles area).

What popular fast food item is a hamburger that was created in the Greater Pittsburgh area in 1967 by Jim Delligatti?

Answer: The Big Mac.

Which fast food chain’s advertising slogan is “Think Outside the Bun”?

Answer: Taco Bell.

Which fast food chain’s advertising slogan is “Better Ingredients, Better Pizza”?

Answer: Papa Johns.

Which fast food chain’s advertising slogan is “Pizza! Pizza!”?

Answer: Little Caesars.

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets actually come in four different shapes–what are they?

Answer: Bone, Bell, Boot, and Ball.

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What is the most popular McDonald’s item, even beating out classics like the Big Mac?

Answer: McDonald’s Fries.

What is another name for the bright yellow McDonald’s sign in the shape of an ‘M’?

Answer: The golden arches.

What is Kel’s most iconic line from the 1997 movie, Good Burger? 

Answer: “Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order?”

Which fast food chain inducted actors Kal Penn and John Cho into their Hall of Fame in 2004?

Answer: White Castle.

Which fast-food chain’s original chicken seasoning recipe is purported to be a top-secret blend of 11 herbs and spices? 

Answer: KFC.

What do the letters in A&W stand for?

Answer: “A” for Allen & “W” for Wright, to signify partners Roy Allen and Frank Wright.

What fast food chain sells its iconic Crazy Bread? 

Answer: Little Caesars.

What fast food chain sells Chicken Fries? 

Answer: Burger King.

Where was the hamburger first created? 

Answer: Hamburg, Germany (it started as a minced beef-style dish)

Visiting which fast-food joint has become a Christmas tradition in Japan? 

Answer: KFC.

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Which fast-food company sold a hamburger-scented perfume called “Flame-Grilled Fragrance” in Japan for one day only on April 1, 2015? 

Answer: Burger King–it was to celebrate Whopper Day.

In Britain, French Fries are “chips,” and chips are what? 

Answer: Crisps.

What is the name of the fast food chain that is famous for its roast beef sandwiches?

Answer: Arby’s.

What is the name of the fast food chain that is famous for its chicken sandwiches and is known to be closed on Sundays?

Answer: Chick-fil-A.

What is the name of the fast food chain that is famous for its burritos and burrito bowls with meat options such as sofritas and barbacoa?

Answer: Chipotle.

What is the name of the fast food chain that is famous for its halal food carts in New York City?

Answer: The Halal Guys.

What is the name of the annual food-related held on July 4th at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, New York?

Answer: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Burger King’s first international restaurant opened in which country?

Answer: Puerto Rico.

In what year did McDonald’s open its first international restaurant outside of the United States?

  • a) 1955.
  • b) 1967.
  • c) 1971.
  • d) 1980.

Answer: b) 1967. McDonald’s expanded into international markets beginning in 1967 by opening in Canada and Puerto Rico.

What popular Hawaiian plate lunch-style dish is Zippy’s famous for?

Answer: Zippy’s is renowned for its “Zip Pac,” a plate lunch featuring a combination of teriyaki beef, fried chicken, breaded mahi-mahi, and spam, served with rice and macaroni salad.

In which U.S. state did Whataburger originate? Bonus points if you know the city too!

Answer: Whataburger was founded in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1950.

What unique item on the Shake Shack menu features a hot dog topped with Rick’s Picks Shack relish, onion, cucumber, pickle, tomato, sport pepper, celery salt, and mustard?

Answer: The “Shack-cago Dog”

The first location of this fast-food chain was a stand opened in 1919 in Lodi, California, by Roy W. Allen.

  • a) Chipotle
  • b) A&W
  • c) Super Duper
  • d) Shake Shack

Answer: A&W.

Which fast-food chain has introduced vegetarian and plant-based options, such as the Impossible Whopper, to cater to a growing demand for more sustainable and healthier choices?

Answer: Burger King.

A man named Harland Sanders learned to cook as a kid and opened up his first restaurant in a former gas station in North Corbin, Kentucky in 1930. What chain restaurant did he end up creating?

Answer: KFC. The Colonel isn’t a made-up mascot, he was a real guy!

What does IHOP stand for?

Answer: International House of Pancakes.

Brothers Dan and Frank Carney were the brains behind this pizza chain, which first opened in Wichita, Kansas in 1958, primarily catering to Wichita State University students.

Answer: Pizza Hut.

What fast food chain is famous for its ButterBurgers and frozen custard?

Answer: Culver’s.

In which region is the fast-food chain Cook Out particularly popular?

Answer: Southern United States.

Which fast-food chain is known for its Chicago-style hot dogs, chocolate cake, and Italian beef sandwiches?

Answer: Portillo’s.

Which popular fast food chain tried to add bubblegum-flavored broccoli to its menu in 2014?

Answer: McDonald’s. Their food scientists made broccoli taste like bubblegum, but a focus group of kids was confused by the final product that it never took off.

What region in the USA was the chain Pal’s Sudden Service founded?

Answer: Southeastern United States.

What is the signature item on White Castle’s menu?

Answer: Sliders or small square hamburgers.

____, with its sweet, crunchy coating that was different from the salted popcorn and kettle corn available at the time — became a hit after it was mass-produced in 1896. What was this junk food item?

Answer: Cracker Jack.

Which of these is NOT a real menu item that was eventually pulled from the menu?

  • a) McDonald’s McHot Dog
  • b) McDonald’s Pizza & McPizza
  • c) McDonald’s McSpaghetti
  • d) McDonald’s Portabello Burger

Answer: d) McDonald’s Portabello Burger.

What is the signature sandwich at Jack in the Box that features a beef patty, bacon, and Swiss-style cheese on toasted sourdough bread?

Answer: Sourdough Jack.

Which fast-food chain boasts a menu of primarily chicken fingers and a secret sauce?

Answer: Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers.

In which part of the country is Portillo’s most popular?

Answer: Chicago area or Midwest.

Which fast-food chain is recognized for its distinctive drive-thru architecture and is known for its many drink combinations like Rasberry Lemon Water, Strawberry Peach Water, and Strawberry Limeade?

Answer: Sonic.

What is the type of fries that are typically associated with Del Taco?

Answer: Crinkle-Cut Fries.

Where was the first location of Wawa founded?

Answer: Pennsylvania.

Which fast-food chain is known for its secret menu item called “The Hulk,” a burrito filled with guacamole instead of sour cream?

Answer: Taco Bell.

In which region did the fast-food chain Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers originate — was it the western, eastern, midwest, or southern USA?

Answer: Southern United States (it was founded in 1996 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana).

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