Fast Food Trivia

120+ Tricky Fast Food Trivia Questions

Are you ready for a challenge? Then you should test your food knowledge while finding out just what makes your favorite fast-food chains so special. Here are some fast food trivia questions and answers to use your next trivia night. They’re perfect for friends and family members of any age! That means you can ask these questions over the dinner table or during a road trip. Just be careful, because they might make you hungry! You’re going to want to stop for a burger at your favorite fast-food chain once you’re finished answering these questions.

Tricky Fast Food Trivia

Question: What fast food restaurant is credited with introducing the first modern-day drive-thru window?
Answer: Wendy’s.

Question: What fast-food restaurants was founded first?
Answer: In-N-Out Burger was founded in 1948.

Question: Where was the first Pizza Hut built?
Answer: Wichita, Kansas.

Question: Which fast food restaurant is famous for its curly fries and jamocha shakes?
Answer: Arby’s.

Question: What did McDonald’s restaurants first introduce in 1968?
Answer: The Big Mac.

Question: Which fast-food restaurant founder was the most visible, by being featured in television commercials and becoming the face of the franchise?
Answer: Dave Thomas (Wendy’s).

Question: What fast food restaurant sells the Beef ‘n Cheddar?
Answer: Arby’s.

Question: When did McDonald’s introduce Ronald McDonald?
Answer: 1963.

Question: Where, according to the slogan, can you “Eat Fresh”?
Answer: Subway Restaurants.

Question: In what unorthodox location did Papa John’s Pizza get its start?
Answer: John Schnatter first started selling his pizzas in the broom closet of his father’s tavern, way back in the 70s.

Challenging Fast Food Trivia

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Question: Which of the following is the most common pizza topping?
Answer: Pepperoni is the most common pizza topping.

Question: Which of these chicken restaurants pressure-cook its chicken in peanut oil? KFC, El Pollo Loco, Chick-fil-A, or Church’s Chicken?
Answer: Chick-fil-A.

Question: Which restaurant is famous for its “Grand Slam” meal?
Answer: Denny’s.

Question: What mid-1980’s McDonald’s item came in a double container?
Answer: The McDLT.

Question: Before starting Wendy’s, what fast food franchise did Dave Thomas work for?
Answer: Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Question: Who is the founder of Chick-Fil-A?
Answer: Truett Cathy.

Question: What fast food restaurant boasts that you can “Have it your way”?
Answer: Burger King.

Question: What fast food restaurant introduced a popular advertising campaign in 1997 that featured a talking chihuahua?
Answer: Taco Bell had ads featuring a talking chihuahua.

Question: Which restaurant is the home of the original small, square hamburger?
Answer: White Castle.

Question: Most pastas are distinguished by what?
Answer: The shapes for which they are named, for example, penne, maccheroni, spaghetti, linguine, fusilli, and lasagna.

Question: According to Health magazine, what’s the healthiest fast-food chain in the United States?
Answer: Panera Bread.

Difficult Fast Food Trivia

Question: July 13th is dedicated to which fast food in the U.S.A.?
Answer: French fries.

Question: In 2005, what burger chain ran ads featuring a scantily clad Paris Hilton rolling around on the hood of a car?
Answer: Carl’s Jr.

Question: What are cruciferous vegetables?
Answer: Vegetables in the cabbage family such as cabbage, bok choy, and cauliflower.

Question: Which fast-food chain was behind the infamous “Where’s the Beef?” ad campaign in 1984?
Answer: Wendy’s.

Question: What nutrient do you get from meat, poultry, eggs, and fish?
Answer: Protein.

Question: What fast food restaurant aired ads featuring a man who lost 245 pounds eating only their products?
Answer: Subway.

Question: Where is the busiest McDonald’s in the world?
Answer: Munich, Germany.

Question: Which of the following McDonald’s menu items have 1,320 calories?
Answer: Big Mac.

Question: What is the most common pizza topping?
Answer: Pepperoni.

Question: How much of your plate should you fill with fruits and veggies?
Answer: 1/2.

Fascinating Fast Food Trivia

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Question: What spice, frequently used in Hungarian, Indian, and Moroccan food, provides vitamin A and can prevent spider veins and inhibit hair loss?
Answer: Paprika.

Question: How do you know if juice is made from real fruit?
Answer: The label says 100 percent fruit juice.

Question: What is the common name for Allium sativum?
Answer: Garlic.

Question: How many herbs and spices make up the secret blend used on Colonel Harland Sanders’ fried chicken recipe?
Answer: 11.

Question: What is the oldest soft drink in America?
Answer: Dr. Pepper.

Question: Which restaurant describes itself as “The Last Great Hamburger Stand”?
Answer: Fatburger.

Question: Deer meat is known by what name?
Answer: Venison.

Question: What is the grain-like food grown principally in the Andes Mountains that is high in protein and is a great source of B vitamins and fiber?
Answer: Quinoa.

Question: Which fruit contains an enzyme that aids digestion and also helps tenderize meat?
Answer: Papaya.

Question: Japanese sake is made from which food?
Answer: Rice.

The Best Fast Food Trivia

Question: What is the least healthy burger you can buy from a fast-food restaurant?
Answer: The Double Six Dollar Burger from Carl’s Jr.

Question: Which candy bar is named after the Mars’ family horse?
Answer: Snickers.

Question: In which state was the chocolate chip cookie invented?
Answer: Massachusetts.

Question: What were chicken nuggets called when they were first invented?
Answer: Chicken Crispies.

Question: The name for this popular dessert stems from the French word for “froth” or “foam”
Answer: Mousse.

Question: How is white sugar converted into brown sugar?
Answer: By adding molasses.

Question: Cocaine was added as an ingredient in Coca-Cola until which year?
Answer: 1903.

Question: What is the name of the South American dish of raw fish marinated in citrus juice?
Answer: Ceviche.

Question: What is the only fruit to have seeds on the outside?
Answer: Strawberry.

Question: Which ice cream treat is Dairy Queen famous for?
Answer: Blizzard.

Question:  Who insists that they have “Better ingredients, better pizza”?
Answer: Papa John’s.

Interesting Fast Food Trivia

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Question: How many calories are in one gram of fat?
Answer: Nine.

Question: What is the most important meal of the day?
Answer: Breakfast.

Question: What is the name for probiotic-rich fermented milk?
Answer: Kefir.

Question: What element, whose symbol is Ca, is needed to keep bones healthy and strong?
Answer: Calcium.

Question: What are lactobacillus, acidophilus, and bifidobacterium?
Answer: Probiotics.

Question: What red food is actually a fruit and not a veggie?
Answer: Tomato.

Question: What healthy fat containing food is used as the base of guacamole?
Answer: Avocado.

Question: What should you have in your diet that may benefit your digestion and reduce your risk of chronic disease?
Answer: Fiber.

Question: What important mineral is found in dairy foods such as milk and cheese?
Answer: Calcium.

Question: Foods rich in starch such as pasta and bread are often known by what word starting with the letter C?
Answer: Carbohydrates.

Mindblowing Fast Food Trivia

Question: What is the most used flavor enhancer in fast foods?
Answer: MSG.

Question: What does fruit have that makes it taste sweet?
Answer: Fructose.

Question: Are humans omnivores, herbivores, or carnivores?
Answer: Omnivore.

Question: How much pasta does the average Italian eat every year?
Answer: Fifty-one pounds.

Question: How many types of different pasta shapes are there?
Answer: More than 600.

Question: What is the abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland due to deficiency of iodine called?
Answer: Goiter.

Question: What yellow seasoning may help with mood stabilization, wound healing, and balancing blood sugar?
Answer: Turmeric.

Question: How often should one eat fish each week?
Answer: Two times.

Question: What is the main ingredient of drink atole?
Answer: Corn.

Question: What is pico de gallo?
Answer: A savory mixture of chopped-up tomato, onion, cilantro, peppers, and spices.

Little Known Fast Food Trivia

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Question: What bean that originated in East Asia is used for miso, oil, and tofu?
Answer: Soybean.

Question: Why did Kentucky Fried Chicken change its name to KFC?
Answer: To eliminate the unhealthy connotation of “fried” from its name.

Question: What sub shop is known for its toasted subs?
Answer: Quinoas.

Question: Although wheat and rice are both used in Mexican cooking, the basic starch remains what in almost all areas of the country?
Answer: Corn.

Question: What was the first fast-food restaurant to offer a complete “lite” menu?
Answer: Arby’s.

Question: What was the first fast-food restaurant in China?
Answer: Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Question: The Famous Star is the signature burger of what fast food restaurant?
Answer: Carl’s Jr.

Question: What year did the first Taco Bell open?
Answer: 1962.

Question: What restaurant chain has commercials with the slogan “Eatin’ Good in the Neighborhood”?
Answer: Applebee’s.

Question: Which chain is named after its founder’s dog?
Answer: Raising Cane’s.

Mindblowing Fast Food Trivia

Question: Which fast-food chain has the most locations in the US?
Answer: Subway.

Question: Which fast-food chain offers the “4 for $4” deal?
Answer: Wendy’s.

Question: What fast food restaurant sells the Big Mac?
Answer: McDonald’s.

Question: What vitamin gives sweet potatoes and carrots their orange color?
Answer: Vitamin A.

Question: What fast food restaurant is credited with introducing the first modern-day drive-thru window?
Answer: Wendy’s.

Question: Which of the following fast food restaurants was founded first? McDonald’s, Burger King, In-N-Out Burger, or Whataburger?
Answer: In-N-Out Burger.

Question: What did McDonald’s restaurants first introduce in 1968?
Answer: Big Mac.

Question: Where was the first Pizza Hut built?
Answer: Wichita, Kansas.

Question: What fast food restaurant boasts that you can “Have it your way”?
Answer: Burger King.

Great Fast Food Trivia

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Question: What fast food restaurant aired ads featuring Jared Fogle, a man who lost 245 pounds eating only their products?
Answer: Subway.

Question: What fast-food restaurant was originally founded in the small town of Guasave on Mexico’s Pacific Coast?
Answer: “El Pollo Loco”, Spanish for “The Crazy Chicken.”

Question: Which fast food restaurant is famous for its Curly Fries and Jamocha Shakes?
Answer: Arby’s.

Question: What taco shop’s menu features items such as “The Democrat”, “The Republican”, and “The Independent”?
Answer: Torchy’s Tacos.

Question: What fast food restaurant has an anthropomorphic chili dog for its mascot?
Answer: Wienerschnitzel.

Question: What was the first fast-food restaurant to offer a complete “lite” menu?
Answer: Arby’s.

Question: What fast-food restaurant was first envisioned during a figure skating competition?
Answer: Buffalo Wild Wings.

Question: What sub shop is famous for its frozen fruit drinks?
Answer: Eegee’s.

Startling Fast Food Trivia

Question: Where is the busiest McDonald’s in the world?
Answer: Munich.

Question: In May 2009, Oprah Winfrey caused overwhelming demand at this chain when she put coupons for free meals on her website.
Answer: KFC.

Question: How many pounds is the $350 bacon cheeseburger featured at Mallie’s Sports Grill and Bar in Detroit, Michigan?
Answer: 134 pounds.

Question: What percentage of all American restaurants are pizzerias?
Answer: 17 percent.

Question: What makes the Double Six Dollar Burger so big on calories?
Answer: A full pound (0.45 kilograms) of beef and three slices of American cheese

Insane Fast Food Trivia

Question: 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?
Answer: 24 pounds.

Question: Which fast-food chain was behind the infamous “Where’s the Beef?” ad campaign in 1984?
Answer: Wendy’s.

Question: According to Health magazine, what’s the healthiest fast-food chain in the United States?
Answer: Panera Bread.

Question: In 1993, Burger King launched an initiative called “Operation Phoenix” to boost its market share. What did Operation Phoenix entail?
Answer: A new set of value menus

Question: How many McDonald’s restaurants are located around the world?
Answer: 30,000

Question: How many ingredients were included in the Big Mac?
Answer: 67.

More Fast Food Trivia

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Question: What was the original name of Burger King?
Answer: Insta-Burger King.

Question: What country was the first Burger King opened outside the U.S.?
Answer: Puerto Rico.

Question: What were satisfries?
Answer: A healthier french fry that had 40% less fast and 30% fewer calories.

Question: The Whopperito was introduced in 2016 to compete with other TexMex chains. The only difference between a Whopper and the Whopperito is?
Answer: It is wrapped in a tortilla without ketchup, mayonnaise, or mustard, but has queso sauce.

Question: How many guests around the world go to Burger King every day?
Answer: Every day, more than 11 million guests visit BURGER KING restaurants around the world.

Question: What is Burger King Called in Australia?
Answer: Hungry Jacks

Question: Burger King offered fries in a bag and you could shake them up with powdered cheese. What were these fries called?
Answer: Shake em up Fries.

Question: What are the ingredients of the Whopper?
Answer: 1/4 lb of fire-grilled beef with tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, pickles, and sliced white onions on a sesame seed bun.

Question: Which famous takeout container was invented by Frederick Weeks Wilcox in 1894?
Answer: Chinese Takeout Box.

Trivia Question: Coca-Cola was first sold in which state?
Answer: Georgia.

Question: Which fast-food chain got its start in a Shell gas station?
Answer: KFC.

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