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Calendar >  More Surprising Facts and Trivia About Fast Food – Trivia #18

More Surprising Facts and Trivia About Fast Food – Trivia #18

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TR Robertson –So, what is your favorite fast-food place, if you have one? Regardless of which one you may like, there is no shortage of trivia and unusual facts about every fast-food restaurant in the U.S. The array of topics can range from a secret menu only a few know about, to the name of the restaurant, to how they were founded, to – you get it, the list goes on and on. Here are more fascinating bits of information about some of the most iconic fast-food restaurants in the U.S. as found in a variety of sites on the internet.

  • A 30 oz. McDonald’s sweet tea has as much sugar in it as two Snickers bars (I love their sweet tea).
  • An Alabama law firm once sued Taco Bell, claiming that their meat mixture “does not meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be labeled as ‘beef’.” They later withdrew the lawsuit.
  • After graduating from culinary school, Steve Ellis dreamed of opening his own fine dining establishment. He started Chipotle to raise the funds for his restaurant.
  • After he left KFC, Colonel Sanders once said he felt their gravy was like “wallpaper paste”.
  • Subway’s Italian B.M.T. is named after the Brooklyn Manhattan Transit.
  • The large fries at Five Guys have nearly 1,500 calories.
  • Pizza Hut uses 300 million pounds of cheese each year. That is about 3% of all the cheese produced in the U.S.
  • Pizza Hut sued Papa John once because they thought that “fresher ingredients” did not make “better pizza’.
  • Arby’s got its name from the acronym “R.B.”, which does not stand for roast beef, but stands for Raffel Brothers, the founders of the restaurant.
  • Others say Arby’s stands for “Americas Roast Beef, Yes Sir”.
  • Pizza Hut was once the largest purchaser of kale in the U.S., used as decoration in their restaurants that had salad bars.
  • Chick-Fil-A is not closed on Sundays for religious reasons. They close on Sundays because the founder did not like working on Sundays.
  • The first 100 people who go to a new Chick-Fil-A when it opens get a free meal every week for a year. Let’s see if the policy continues once COVID comes under control.
  • Panera Bread once sued Qdoba because they argued that burritos are sandwiches.
  • Domino’s Pizza cancelled their “30 minutes or less” guarantee because drivers kept getting into accidents while rushing to deliver pizzas. The guarantee led to at least one fatality.
  • Dairy Queen restaurants in Texas have a different menu from all other DQ restaurants. You can only get a Steakfinger Basket at a Texas Dairy Queen.
  • IHOP adds pancake batter to their omelets. They claim it makes them “fluffer”.
  • Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream has chunks because Ben has anosmia, which means he cannot smell, so he relies on “mouth-feel” while eating.
  • IHOP pancake house once sued a church for name infringement rights when the church called itself IHOP to stand for International House of Prayer. The suit was later dropped.
  • Todd Graves, founder of the successful chicken finger chain Cane’s, started the business when he received the worst grade for a chicken finger restaurant business plan in his college class.
  • Shaquille O’Neal owns about 10% of all Five Guys restaurants in North America.
  • Two companies prepare KFC’s Original Recipe chicken. One company has half of the secret recipe and another company has the other half. The complete recipe only exits in one place – locked inside a vault at KFC’s headquarters.
  • After receiving complaints that their “footlong” sub was only 11 inches long, Subway issued a statement that said, “With regards to the size of the bread and calling it a footlong, ‘Subway footlong’ is a registered trademark as a descriptive name for the sub sold in Subway Restaurants and not intended to be a measurement of length”.
  • Because of a successful marketing campaign 40 years ago, KFC chicken has become a popular destination for Christmas dinner in Japan. Some customers place their Christmas orders two months in advance.
  • McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish was originally developed for Catholic customers, since they generally abstain from eating meat on Fridays.
  • Waffle House claims to sell more steak than any other restaurant.
  • Colonel Sanders once claimed his favorite food was White Castle.
  • The founders of Outback Steakhouse never visited Australia.
  • Denny’s used to be open year-round. When they decided to close on Christmas, some of the stores had to hire locksmiths to install locks.
  • Because of the restaurant’s reputation to stay open after disasters, the “Waffle House Index” was created as an informal assessment of the damage caused by a storm.
  • At times, McDonald’s has turned away more applicants than Harvard.
  • Proportionally, hash browns have more fat and calories than a cheeseburger.
  • The first printed reference to hamburgers appeared in the Los Angeles Times in 1894.
  • A&W Root Beer is named for Roy Allen & Frank Wright, founders of the company.
  • During WW I, an alternative name for hamburger (which was derived from the Hamburg steak sandwich eaten by immigrants on ships coming to America) was “Salisbury steak”. It was named after Dr. Salisbury who prescribed ground beef for patients suffering from anemia, asthma, and other illnesses.
  • During the 1900’s the hamburger was thought to be polluted, unsafe to eat and food for the poor.
  • When McDonalds opened an outlet in Kuwait, after the Gulf War, the line of cars waiting to eat there was seven miles long.
  • McDonald’s first name, in 1949, was the McDonald’s Brothers Burger Bar Drive-In.
  • In-N-Out Burger is one of the few fast-food restaurants that slice each potato by hand shortly before they are placed in the deep fryer.
  • One of the first fast food mascots was Bob’s Big Boy’s Big Boy.
  • McDonald’s in Germany serves beer.
  • Carl Karcher launched Carl’s Jr. in Anaheim in 1956, naming them Carl’s Jr. because he already had restaurants named Carl’s.
  • Americans eat 50 billion hamburgers annually.

Enough, I am getting hungry for a burger or taco or sandwich or something.


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