Are You a McDonald's Expert?


By: Stella Alexander

6 Min Quiz

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BA DA BA BA BA! Finish the slogan! McDonald's is one of the biggest fast-food chains in the world, second only to Subway. Even with its second place position, the chain reigns supreme when it comes to revenue, making over $36 billion in 2016. From its slogan to its menu, are you a McDonald's expert?

The fast food world began in the 1920s with the coming of White Castle. A&W would follow in 1923 and a few years later, we would have McDonald's! It would go on to be the world's best-performing hamburger and fast-food chain. Are you an expert on this fast-food brand?

McDonald's was founded on the West Coast, but in what state and city? What is the name of the McDonald's logo and where was it first used? What is the name of the famous clown associated with the fast-food chain? While its history might be a bit harder, can you master the delicious McDonald's menu?

While Burger King has the Whopper, what's the iconic sandwich from McDonald's? Can you remember the jingle that goes along with it? What two letters does the chain like to put in front of its products? If you can answer these questions, you just might be a McDonald's expert, but there's only one way to know for sure!

Take this quiz and let's find out if a perfect score is on your menu!

When was McDonald's founded?

McDonald's was founded in 1940. It was the third-ever fast-food chain after White Castle and A&W.


Who founded McDonald's?

McDonald's was founded by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald in 1940.


In which city was McDonald's founded?

McDonald's was founded in California. Brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald opened up the very first location in San Bernardino, California in 1940.


How many McDonald's could you find around the world?

McDonald's is one of the most popular chains in the world. It has over 37,000 locations, coming in second to Subway.


What was the name of McDonald's first mascot?

McDonald's very first mascot was called Speedee, a small hamburger with a chef's hat on it.


What is the name of the current McDonald's logo?

McDonald's current logo is called the Golden Arches. It can be found at all McDonald's locations.


When was the Golden Arches logo first used?

McDonald's first began using the Golden Arches logo in 1953. It would be four years before it appeared at the franchise's very first location in San Bernardino.


What state was the first to have the Golden Arches?

When the Golden Arches logo was first used, it was at a McDonald's location in Phoenix, Arizona in 1953.


What is the name of the clown that is associated with McDonald's?

Ronald McDonald is the clown that is associated with the McDonald's brand. He was used to replace the previous mascot, Speedee.


In which year was Ronald McDonald first used?

The first Ronald McDonald was used in 1963 as a replacement for the original 1940 McDonald's mascot, Speedee.


Which actor played the original Ronald McDonald?

In 1963, Willard Scott was brought on to play the new McDonald's mascot, Ronald McDonald. After playing Bozo the Clown on TV for three years (1959-1962), Scott appeared in the first few advertisements as the new McDonald's clown.


What is the McDonald's slogan?

If you watch current advertising for McDonald's, you'd hear their classic slogan "Ba Da Ba Ba Ba, I'm lovin' it."


When did the current McDonald's slogan get commissioned for use?

McDonald's introduced its new slogan "I'm Lovin' It" in 2003. This was a part of their new campaign to push and promote healthier options at the chain.


Who is associated with turning McDonald's into a major corporation?

While Richard and Maurice McDonald are credited with the creation and foundation of McDonald's, Ray Kroc is given the glory of making McDonald's a major corporation, which began in 1955.


What is the name of the film where a man spent 30 days only eating McDonald's?

In 2004, Morgan Spurlock directed, produced and wrote the film "Super Size Me." The documentary followed him as he ate McDonald's 3 times a day for an entire month. At the end of the process, he'd gained 24 pounds and raised his cholesterol.


What is the name of the meal geared toward children?

The Happy Meal was introduced in 1979. It was made to garner the attention of children, often coming with a small toy.


What is the name of McDonald's signature burger?

In the world of fast food, many franchises have their signature burger. While Burger King has the Whopper, McDonald's has the Big Mac.


When was the Big Mac introduced?

The Big Mac, McDonald's signature sandwich, was created in 1968. Much of McDonald's advertising lies around this burger.


What two letters does McDonald's include in front of many of its products?

In McDonald's branding, it often uses the letters Mc in front of its products. This can be seen all over its menu from chicken products to dessert.


At McDonald's, what is the name of the ice cream dessert that is often fused with cookie crumbs or M&Ms?

The McFlurry is a popular dessert from McDonald's that is often a version of Cookies and Cream ice cream.


In which country was the McFlurry invented?

The McFlurry was first created by a Canadian McDonald's in 1997.


In what year did McDonald's include all-day breakfast?

In the beginning, McDonald's would only sell breakfast until 10:30/11 a.m. In 2015, they changed their model to include all-day breakfast at all of their chains.


Which of these is not an available Angus burger on the McDonald's menu?

The Angus burger is a popular signature burger from McDonald's. It has come out in numerous flavors including the classic Deluxe, Bacon & Cheese and Mushroom & Swiss.


What was the name of the menu where items cost $1?

In 2002, McDonald's added a new item to its menu, a Dollar Menu, where obviously enough, each item cost a dollar and some change (with tax).


When did McDonald's get rid of the Dollar Menu?

While McDonald's introduced its popular Dollar Menu in 2002, it would come to an end in 2011.


When did the $1 items return to McDonald's?

The Dollar Menu was created in 2002 and while it was very popular, it was ended in 2011. 2018 brought the return of $1 items with the $1-$2-$3 Dollar Menu.


What is the name of the fish sandwich available at McDonald's?

The Filet-O-Fish is one of McDonald's original sandwiches. It is an alternative for customers who don't eat meat.


Which of these products came first at McDonald's?

The Filet-o-Fish is one of the original items from McDonald's. The sandwich was introduced in 1963, five years before the Big Mac.


Outside the United States and Canada, what was the next country to open a McDonalds?

After the United States, the first country to open up a McDonald's was Canada, the creators of the McFlurry. Costa Rica became the third country when it opened its first McDonald's in 1970.


What was the first chicken product that McDonald's introduced on its menu?

The first chicken item that McDonald's introduced was the McChicken sandwich in 1980, but originally, it flopped.


What product helped McDonald's successfully incorporate chicken into their menu?

While the McChicken sandwich was the first to be introduced on the McDonald's menu, this item initially flopped! It would take the introduction of Chicken McNuggets for chicken products to sell at the franchise.


In what year did Chicken McNuggets come out?

Chicken McNuggets was the second chicken product to be introduced at McDonald's. Although they were both introduced in 1980, the nuggets outsold the McChicken by far.


In the jingle for the Big Mac, what ingredient comes first?

For the advertisement of the Big Mac, McDonald's came out with a very popular jingle that many can recite today! In its list of ingredients, lettuce comes before cheese, pickles and onions.


How many patties go on a Big Mac?

On the popular Big Mac, if you eat the sandwich or listen to the jingle, you'd find "two all-beef patties."


What kind of bun is a Big Mac served on?

Think back to the jingle! It's "Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun!"


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