McDonalds Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
What is McDonald's?
A: McDonald's Corporation is an American fast food company.
When was it founded?
A: In 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald.
Where was it located?
A: In San Bernardino, California, US.
They rechristened their business as a what?
A: A hamburger stand, and later turned the company into a franchise.
When was the Golden Arches logo introduced?
A: In 1953 at a location in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 1955, Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as
A: A franchise agent and proceeded to purchase the chain from the McDonald brothers.
Where did McDonald's have its original headquarters?
A: In Oak Brook, Illinois, but moved its global headquarters to Chicago in early 2018.
McDonald's is the world's largest restaurant chain by
McDonald's is best known for its what?
A: Hamburgers, cheeseburgers and French fries.
What other items do they feature?
A: Chicken products, breakfast items, soft drinks, milkshakes, wraps, and desserts.
In response to changing consumer tastes and a negative
backlash because of the unhealthiness of their food, the company has added
what to its menu?
A: Salads, fish, smoothies, and fruit.
The McDonald's Corporation revenues come from what?
A: The rent, royalties, and fees paid by the franchisees, as well as sales in company-operated restaurants.
According to two reports published in 2018, McDonald's
is the world's second largest what?
A: Private employer with 1.7 million employees (behind Walmart with 2.3 million employees).
The oldest operating McDonald's restaurant is the third
one built, opened in what year?
Where is it located?
A: At 10207 Lakewood Blvd. at Florence Ave. in Downey, California
The brothers introduced the "Speedee Service System" in
1948, putting into expanded use the principles of what?
A: The modern fast-food restaurant that their predecessor White Castle had put into practice more than two decades earlier.
The original mascot of McDonald's was what?
A: A chef hat on top of a hamburger who was referred to as "Speedee".
In 1962, what replaced Speedee as the universal mascot?
A: The Golden Arches.
When was the symbol, Ronald McDonald, introduced?
A: In 1965.
The clown, Ronald McDonald, appeared in advertising to
A: Their audience of children.
On May 4, 1961, McDonald's first filed for a what?
A: A U.S. trademark on the name "McDonalds" with the description "Drive-In Restaurant Services", which continues to be renewed.
By September 13, McDonald's, under the guidance of Ray
Kroc, filed for a trademark on what new logo?
A: An overlapping, double-arched "M" symbol.
But before the double arches, McDonald's used what?
A: A single arch for the architecture of their buildings.
Although the "Golden Arches" logo appeared in various
forms, the present version was not used until when?
A: November 18, 1968, when the company was favored a U.S. trademark.
The present corporation credits its founding to whom?
A: Franchised businessman Ray Kroc in on April 15, 1955.
Kroc later purchased the McDonald brothers' equity in
the company and began what?
A: The company's worldwide reach.
Kroc was recorded as being an aggressive business
partner, doing what to the McDonald brothers?
A: Driving the McDonald brothers out of the industry.
Kroc and the McDonald brothers fought for what?
A: Control of the business, as documented in Kroc's autobiography.
With the expansion of McDonald's into many
international markets, the company has become a symbol of what?
A: Globalization and the spread of the American way of life.
Its prominence has also made it a frequent topic of
public debates about what?
A: Obesity, corporate ethics, and consumer responsibility.
By 1993, McDonald's had sold how many hamburgers?
A: More than 100 billion.
Why were the once widespread restaurant signs that
boasted the number of sales left at "99 billion"?
A: Because there was space for only two digits.
McDonald's restaurants are found in how many countries
and territories around the world?
How many customers do they serve each day?
A: 68 million.
McDonald's operates how many restaurants worldwide?
How many employees does it have?
A: More than 210,000 people as of the end of 2018.
There is currently a total of how many company-owned
How many franchised locations?
The company owned a majority stake in Chipotle Mexican
Grill until October 2006, when McDonald's did what?
A: Fully divested from Chipotle through a stock exchange.
On August 27, 2007, what did McDonald's sell?
A: Boston Market.
Notably, McDonald's has increased shareholder dividends
for how many consecutive years?
A: 25, making it one of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats.
In the United States, it is reported that drive-throughs
account for what percentage of sales?
A: 70 percent.
McDonald's closed down how many restaurants in the
United States in 2015?
A: 184, which was 59 more than what they planned to open.
This move was also the first time McDonald's had a net
decrease in the number of locations in the United States since when?
According to Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser (2001),
nearly one in eight workers in the U.S. have what?
A: At some time been employed by McDonald's.
Employees are encouraged by McDonald's Corp. to
maintain their health by doing what?
A; By singing along to their favorite songs in order to relieve stress, attending church services in order to have a lower blood pressure, and taking two vacations annually in order to reduce risk for myocardial infarction.
Fast Food Nation also states that McDonald's is the
largest private operator of what?
A: Playgrounds in the U.S., as well as the single largest purchaser of beef, pork, potatoes, and apples.
The selection of meats McDonald's uses varies to some
extent based on what?
A: The culture of the host country.
On June 13, 2016, McDonald's confirmed plans to move
its global headquarters to where?
A: Chicago's West Loop neighborhood in the Near West Side.