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Burger King E-Z Quiz

What do you know about Burger King?
Stop and grab a bit of this quick Fast Food quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Take 2 points for each right answer.  Maximum this page: 20 points!

1) Burger King's first restaurant was opened on December 4, 1954 in a suburb of Miami, Florida by James McLamore and David Edgerton; both alumni of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
What was the original name?FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE

  1. King of Burgers
  2. InstaBurger King
  3. Burger Chef

2) By 1959, BK had grown to five regional stores in and around the metropolitan Miami area. About this time, McLamore and Edgerton decided to expand BK nationally by using a franchising system; a popular method for expansion due to its low capital cost for the parent company. They formed Burger King Corporation as the parent and began selling territorial franchise licenses to private owners across the US.
How many stores did they have in 1959?

  1. 5

  2. 10

  3. 15

3) In 1967, after eight years of private operation, who acquired Burger King and its parent company Burger King Corporation?

  1. Procter and Gamble
  2. Kellogg
  3. Pillsbury Company

4) When was Burger King sold to the British alcoholic beverage manufacturer and distributor Grand Metropolitan PLC.

  1. 1995
  2. 1989
  3. 1980

5) Burger King acquired many locations of its major UK rival when the parent company bought the brand from its previous owner United Biscuits and re-branded them as Burger King.
What was the brand?

  1. Chompies
  2. Wimpy
  3. Delicious Burgers

6) In 1997, Grand Metropolitan merged with another beverage firm to form a company called Diageo. Diageo maintained ownership of BKC until 2001 when Diageo decided to focus solely on their beverage products and divest itself of the chain.
Who was the other beverage firm?

  1. Bud
  2. Guinness
  3. Miller

7) On May 18, 2006, Burger King began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BKC and generated $425 million in revenue, the largest IPO of a US-based restaurant chain on record.

  • True or False?

8) When was the Whopper introduced?

  1. 1958
  2. 1960
  3. 1965

9) Burger King claims its burgers taste better than its competition's (McDonald's and Wendy's) fried burgers.  WHEN did the campaign begin?

  1. 1980
  2. 1982
  3. 1985

10) What year did they launch a $70 million French fry advertising campaign?

  1. 1990
  2. 1995
  3. 1997

Burger King
[Answers]

1) B. 2) A. 3) C. 4) B. 5) B. 6) B. 7) True 8) A. 9) B. 10) C.

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