QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About McDonalds and Burger King?


How Much Do You Know About McDonalds and Burger King?

It’s reported that 50 billion burgers are eaten a year in the U.S., which means the average American eats three burgers a week. According to one statistic, the cities of Seattle, Philadelphia and Boston are the domains of the country’s biggest burger devourers, with burgers in the U.S. accounting for 40% of all sandwiches sold. But how much do you know about the two worlds largest burger chains? Put your knowledge to the test!

How Much Do You Know About McDonalds and Burger King?

Question 1 of 8.

Which restaurant was created first?

Burger King

The story begins in San Bernardino, California, 1940, when the McDonald brothers Richard and Maurice opened their first restaurant. The brothers were quick to realize there was a niche in the restaurant business for quickly served meals. To achieve this, they created the Speedee Service System, which helped them make burgers at a rapid rate. The fast-food industry was born. Burger King wasn’t far behind. After seeing the success of burgers served as fast food, the Florida business pairing of Keith Kramer and his wife's uncle, Matthew Burns, got the idea to create an Insta-broiler. The two opened restaurants in the mid-50s called Insta-Burger Kings, and the company was later bought by franchisees James McLamore and David R. Edgerton. The name was changed to Burger King, and there were 250 Burger Kings in the U.S. by the time it was sold to the Pillsbury Company in 1967.


Question 2 of 8.

How many McDonald's restaurants are there, worldwide?

1. 55,604
2. 15,001
3. 36,899
4. 25,085

Head-to-head there is no doubt that in terms of quantity, McDonald’s outguns Burger King in every way. We’ll come to quality later. As of January 2017, there were 36,899 McDonald's restaurants in over 100 countries. In the U.S. alone, there are over 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants, making it the second biggest chain in the U.S. By comparison, Burger King has around 15,000 locations worldwide, located in 98 countries.

Question 3 of 8.

How many people eat at McDonald's daily?

1. 17 million
2. 69 million
3. 37 million
4. 11 million
Question 4 of 8.

Which has more calories?

1. Big Mac
2. Whopper
Question 5 of 8.

How many cows are eaten each year, just by McDonald's customers?

1. 12,800,000
2. 500,000
3. 5,500,000
4. 2,300,000

In total, McDonald’s has sold over 300 billion burgers, with Americans consuming over a billion pounds of beef in a year at the restaurant. This is equal to about five and half million heads of cattle. While McDonald’s doesn’t release its sales figures for each product, most pundits believe its big Mac to be its most popular burger. It’s been said about 550 million of these double-decker sandwiches are sold every year.

Question 6 of 8.

How many people does Burger King employ?

1. Around 375,000
2. Around 12,000
3. Around 240,000
4. Around 34,000

Burger King employs 34,248 people. McDonald's on the other hand employs 375,000 people.

Question 7 of 8.

Which restaurant franchise is more profitable?

1. Burger King
2. McDonalds


The average McDonald's restaurant in the U.S. in 2014 grossed around $2.6 million in revenue, compared to $1.2 million in sales on average for a Burger King restaurant. Pundits put this down to more marketing dollars and faster service times, as well as McDonald’s having more choice for kids and breakfast seekers.

Question 8 of 8.

Which restaurant is preferred by Americans?

1. McDonalds
2. Burger King

It seems in general Americans prefer burgers from other chains in spite of what sales figures show us. A 2017 Harris poll put Virginia-based burger company Five Guys Burgers and Fries in the top spot for America’s best burger, with the next four places going to In-N-Out Burger, Shake Shack, Wendy's and Culver's. Burger King didn’t even get into the top ten list, while McDonald’s came in seventh place.

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