Fast Food Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
What is fast
A: Fast food is a type of mass-produced food designed for commercial resale and with a strong priority placed on "speed of service" versus other relevant factors involved in culinary science.
Eating fast food has been linked to what types of
A: Among other things, colorectal cancer, obesity, high cholesterol, and depression.
Many fast foods tend to be high in what?
A: Saturated fat, sugar, salt and calories.
The traditional family dinner is increasingly being
replaced by what?
A: The consumption of takeaway fast food.
As a result, the time invested on food preparation is
getting lower, with an average couple in the United States spending how much
time per day on food preparation in 2013?
A: 47 minutes and 19 seconds.
In Ancient Rome, cities had what version of fast food
A: They had street stands consisting of a large counter with a receptacle in the middle from which food or drink would have been served.
It was during post-WWII American economic boom that
Americans began to do what?
A: Spend more and buy more as the economy boomed and a culture of consumerism bloomed.
As a result of this new desire to have it all, coupled
with the strides made by women while the men were away, both members of the
household began to do what?
A: Work outside the home.
Eating out, which had previously been considered a
luxury, became what?
A: A common occurrence, and then a necessity.
Workers, and working families, needed quick service and
inexpensive food for what?
A: Both lunch and dinner.
In the cities of Roman antiquity, much of the urban
population living in insulae, multi-story apartment blocks, depended on food
vendors for what?
A: For much of their meal; the Forum itself served as a marketplace where Romans could purchase baked goods and cured meats.
In the mornings, bread soaked in
wine was eaten as a
A: A quick snack.
Cooked vegetables and stews were eaten later in what?
A: Popina, a simple type of eating establishment.
In Asia, 12th century Chinese ate what?
A: Fried dough, soups and stuffed buns, all of which still exist as contemporary snack food.
Their Baghdadi contemporaries supplemented home-cooked
meals with what?
A: Processed legumes, purchased starches, and even ready-to-eat meats.
During the Middle Ages, large towns and major urban
areas such as London and
Paris supported numerous vendors that sold what?
A: Dishes such as pies, pasties, flans, waffles, wafers, pancakes and cooked meats.
As in Roman cities during antiquity, many of these
establishments catered to those who did not have what?
A: Means to cook their own food, particularly single households.
Unlike richer town dwellers, many often could not
afford housing with what?
A: Kitchen facilities and thus relied on fast food.
A blue plaque at Oldham's Tommyfield Market in the UK
marks the origin of the what?
A: The fish and chip shop and fast food industries.
As a cheap fast food served in a wrapper, fish and
chips became what?
A: A stock meal among the Victorian working classes.
By 1910, there were how many fish and chip shops across
A: More than 25,000.
How many in the 1920s?
A: More than 35,000 shops.
Harry Ramsden's fast food restaurant chain opened its
first fish and chip shop in Guiseley, West Yorkshire in what year?
On a single day in 1952, the shop served how many
portions of fish and chips, earning a place in the Guinness Book of Records?
As automobiles became popular and more affordable
following World War I, what were introduced?
A: Drive-in restaurants.
The American company White Castle, founded by Billy
Ingram and Walter Anderson in Wichita,
Kansas in 1921, is generally credited
with opening what?
A: The second fast food outlet and first hamburger chain, selling hamburgers for five cents each.
Walter Anderson had built the first White Castle
restaurant in Wichita in 1916, introducing what?
A: The limited menu, high-volume, low-cost, high-speed hamburger restaurant.
Among its innovations, the company allowed customers to
A: To see the food being prepared.
White Castle was successful from its inception and
A: Numerous competitors.
Franchising was introduced in 1921 by whom?
A: A&W Root Beer, which franchised its distinctive syrup.
Howard Johnson's first franchised the restaurant
concept in the mid-1930s, formally standardizing what?
A: Menus, signage and advertising.
Curb service was introduced in the late 1920s and was
mobilized in the 1940s when carhops did what?
A: Strapped on roller skates.
The United States has the largest fast food industry in
the world, and American fast food restaurants are located in how many
A: over 100.
In Los Angeles County, about 45% of the restaurants in
South Central Los Angeles are what?
A: Fast-food chains or restaurants with minimal seating.
Where was McDonald's first two-lane drive-thru?
A: It was at the Rock N Roll McDonald's in Chicago.
Fast food outlets are take-away or take-out providers
that promise what kind of service?
A: Quick service.
Such fast food outlets often come with a
"drive-through" service that lets customers do what?
A: Order and pick up food from their vehicles.
Others have indoor or outdoor seating areas where
customers can do what?
A: Eat on-site.
In recent times, the boom in IT services has allowed
customers to order food from their homes through their what?
A: Smart phone apps.
Where has Sushi seen rapidly rising popularity
A: In the Western world.
Sushi is a form of fast food created in what country?
A: Japan (where bentō is the Japanese variety of fast food).
Sushi is normally cold sticky rice flavored with a
sweet rice vinegar and served with what?
A: Some topping (often fish), or, as in the most popular kind in the West, rolled in nori (dried laver) with filling.
The filling often includes what?
A: Fish, seafood, chicken or cucumber.