Can You Guess the Fast Food Restaurant From a Hint?

FOOD & DRINK

Kennita Leon

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

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!

This popular food chain was created by Colonel Sanders. Which fast-food venue are we talking about?

KFC is the second-largest food chain globally. The fried chicken fast-food company was founded by Colonel Sanders in 1952, in Kentucky.

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Their slogan is "Eat Mor Chikin." Can you tell us this restaurant's name?

Another popular American fast-food chain, Chick-fil-A specializes in chicken sandwiches. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Well-known because of their logo of a red-haired girl, this company is a great choice for burgers. Do you know what this place is called?

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.

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They serve Tex-Mex-themed food. Can you tell us who this clue is referring to?

Taco Bell is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands Inc. An American food chain, Taco Bell serves Tex-Mex food, including tacos, nachos and burritos.

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This chain is known for its Whoppers. Which restaurant are we referring to?

Burger King prides itself on flame-grilled hamburgers. The company is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

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Their mascot is a little Roman man who loves saying "pizza, pizza!" Which restaurant is being talked about here?

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.

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This company is named after a game and has a symbol of said game is in its logo. Which restaurant is this?

Domino's Pizza is the largest pizza chain in the world. The company was founded in 1960 in Michigan, United States.

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This company is known for its chicken and biscuits, but also for being from New Orleans, Louisiana. Can you tell us this restaurant's name?

The Popeyes food chain was founded in 1972, New Orleans. Like KFC, the Popeyes chain specializes in fried chicken.

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They're famous for their sandwich selection. Which restaurant are we referring to?

Another subsidiary of Inspire Brands, Arby's is a sandwich fast-food restaurant. The restaurant was first opened in Ohio in 1964.

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This chain of restaurants is best known for their retro theme. Which one is it?

As the name suggests, Sonic Drive-In is a drive-in restaurant. The restaurant is a subsidiary of Inspire Brands.

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It's usually called by the first word in its name, but the words "Mexican Grill" should follow. Where do you think this is?

Chipotle is officially named the Chipotle Mexican Grill. The restaurants specialize in tacos and can be found in the United States, Germany and France.

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This chain is supposed to be the best when it comes to pizza. Which restaurant is this?

Papa John's is a pizza fast-food restaurant. The company was founded in 1984 by John Schnatter.

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One can't hear about this place and not hear about its soft serve. Which fast-food venue are we talking about?

Dairy Queen was founded in 1940 in Illinois by John McCullough. The company is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

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This restaurant chain was named after the number of men who started it. Where do you think this is?

The Five Guys fast-food chain is based in Lorton, Virginia. The restaurant serves french fries, hamburgers and hot dogs.

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Their slogan is "the food is better at the Box." Can you tell us who this clue is referring to?

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.

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This chain is known for their steakburgers. Which restaurant are we referring to?

Steak 'n Shake is a subsidiary branch of Biglari Holdings. The restaurant's main items are milkshakes and hamburgers.

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This fast food chain's mascot is a red-haired clown. Which chain is this?

McDonald's is one of the biggest and most popular fast food chains. The restaurant was founded in 1940 by Richard and Maurice McDonald.

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This company has a roof (of sorts) in its logo. Which restaurant is being talked about here?

Pizza Hut serves American-Italian cuisine. The food chain was founded in 1958 by Dan and Frank Carney.

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This restaurant is famous for serving only one part of a chicken. Who are we talking about?

The Wingstop chain specializes in chicken wings. The first restaurant was opened in 1994 in Garland, Texas.

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This chain sells Chinese cuisine and has the animal in its name on its red, black and white logo. Who are we talking about?

The Panda Express food chain specializes in American-Chinese cuisine. The restaurant was founded by Peggy and Andrew Cherng.

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This food chain specializes in breakfast dishes, especially one that is closely related to the pancake. Which restaurant are we referring to?

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.

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Its logo is made up of the colors green, white and yellow. Who are we talking about?

The Subway fast-food chain was initially founded in 1965 under the name Peter's Super Submarines. The restaurants serve submarine sandwiches and salads.

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Known for their pizza, they also offer buffet options like pasta and wings. Can you tell us who this clue is referring to?

Cicis was founded in 1985 by Mike Cole and Joe Croce. The restaurant is a pizza buffet restaurant.

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In 2004, there was a movie about two guys, Harold & Kumar, going to this restaurant. Which restaurant is this?

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.

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This chain prefers to say that it's a casual dining spot, rather than a fast food restaurant, and praises one day of the week. Can you tell us this restaurant's name?

TGI Fridays is a chain of privately owned casual-dining restaurants. The restaurant has a very comprehensive menu, including alcoholic beverages.

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Their logo talks about their gourmet sandwiches. Which chain is this?

The Jimmy John's fast-food chain is named after its founder, Jimmy John Liautaud. It is a sandwich restaurant which specializes in delivery.

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It has the words "Charbroiled Thickburgers" on its logo. Which chain is this?

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.

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As its name suggests, it serves Mexican chicken entrees. Which restaurant is this?

El Pollo Loco, or The Crazy Chicken in English, was founded by Juan Francisco Ochoa. The restaurant serves Mexican-style grilled chicken.

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Their logo says that they're famous for chicken and biscuits. Where do you think this is?

Bojangles' is officially known as Bojangles' Famous Chicken and Biscuit. A Southern-based food chain, Bojangles' serves spicy fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits.

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This food chain's logo has been linked to that of the superhero Wonder Woman. Can you tell us who this clue is referring to?

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.

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It has an ice-cream-cone mascot named Scoopie. Can you tell us this restaurant's name?

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.

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This company has a smiling or winking star in its logo. Do you know what this place is called?

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.

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The background of its logo has a checkerboard pattern. Which restaurant is being talked about here?

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.

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Its logo is a simple yellow background, with the name of the chain smack dab in the middle in red. Which restaurant is being talked about here?

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.

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This chicken chain was founded in Texas in the fifties. Which fast-food venue are we talking about?

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.

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This company has a secret menu item called Animal Style. Where do you think this is?

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.

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This place is the go-to spot for amazing gourmet burgers and crinkle fries. Which fast-food venue are we talking about?

Shake Shack was only recently founded in 2004. Now a casual restaurant, Shake Shack began as a hot-dog cart.

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This chain is known for their classic New York-style pizza. Do you know what this place is called?

Sbarro is a privately owned food chain specializing in New York-style pizza. The company operates more than 800 locations.

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This chain of restaurants serves mostly chicken and is incredibly popular in the South. Who are we talking about?

The Zaxby's fast-food chain can be found primarily in the Southern states. The restaurant serves chicken fingers, sandwiches, salads and chicken wings.

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This particular chain is a Canadian one that serves donuts and great coffee. Do you know what this place is called?

Tim Hortons is a Canadian fast-food chain best known for its coffee and donuts. The restaurant is named after its founder, Tim Horton.

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