Can You Construct The Fast Food Sandwiches?


By: Allison Lips

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Unless you're going to a restaurant known for its wraps or Mexican food, such as Chipotle or Taco Bell, you're going to find a sandwich on the menu. While you may immediately think of Panera, Arby's, and Subway as having sandwiches, they're not the only companies that put meat, cheese, condiments, pickles, onions, and whatever else you can imagine between two pieces of bread, a donut, or even two hamburger patties. 

You probably don't think of a hamburger as a sandwich, but it meets the definition because it is between two pieces of bread. Once you take that into account, fast food restaurants sell more sandwiches than just the items on their chicken menu. Big Macs, Whoppers, and whatever new burger creation test kitchens at the major fast food chains are cooking up all fit the bill. 

With this new information, we don't expect McDonald's and Burger King to rename every hamburger a sandwich. However, it does give you an idea of what to expect with this quiz. 

Are you ready to fill in the missing ingredients in these famous fast food sandwiches? Will you have trouble filling them in, or are you such a big fan that you make imitations versions at home? See how much you really know with this quiz! 

Which sandwich was advertised with the slogan "Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun"?

In 1967, Jim Delligatti created the Big Mac. It originally sold for 45 cents and is still one of McDonald's best sellers. The jingle debuted in 1974 and made a return in 2008 for the 40th Anniversary of the Big Mac.


If you go to Burger King and ask for a Whopper, you will receive 1/4 pound of beef, topped with tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onions, a sesame seed bun, and which two condiments?

James W. McLamore and David Edgerton founded Burger King in 1954. The chain is currently the second largest hamburger cahin in the United States and has approximately 14,000 stores in nearly 100 countries.


The KFC Double Down consists of the Colonel's secret sauce, bacon, and cheese, but what does it have instead of a bun?

On April 1, 2010, KFC announce the Double Down. The sandwich officially launched in the United States 11 days later. In March 2018, the company introduced a Waffle Double Down, which consists of two fried chicken breasts with a Belgian waffle and maple aoli sauce between them.


If you order Arby's Loaded Italian Sub, you will receive pepperoni, Genoa salami, swiss cheese, banana peppers, pit smoked ham, red wine vinaigrette, red onion, tomatoes, lettuce, a sub roll and which condiment?

In the first century A.D., Pliny described something called alioli, which was a mixture of olive oil and garlic. The recipe made its way around Europe with the recipe gaining the addition of egg yolk.


A Jersey Mike's Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak contains Frank's Red Hot Sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and what type of dressing?

The first Jersey Mike's opened in 1956 as Mike's Subs. The original restaurant was small shop in the coastal town of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. In 1971, under the ownership of Peter Canco, Jersey Mike's started to expand with a few more local shops.


While the obviously contains, Subway Chicken and Bacon Ranch Melt Chicken, bacon, bread and ranch dressing. What type of cheese does the standard version have?

In August 1965, Fred DeLuca started Pete's Super Submarines, which was named after Peter Buck. Buck had given DeLuca $1,000 to start his sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Two years later, DeLuca and Buck teamed up to open their second store.


If you're in the mood for a Panera Cuban Panini, you will receive emmental cheese, mustard, sweet, and spicy pickles, and which two meats?

In 1980, Panera began as a cookie story in Boston, Massachusetts. Over the 38 years, the company has grown to over 2,300 bakery-cafes with locations in the United States and Canada.


A Subway Spicy Italian contains your choice of cheese, veggies, and sauces. However, it always contains these two meats?

There are two types of salami: Genoa and hard. Genoa salami made Italian-style is traditionally made with pork. Hard salami is usually made with pork and beef. The former was created in Eastern Europe.


In an Egg McMuffin, thereis an English muffin, an egg, American cheese, butter, and what type of meat?

In 1972, Herb Peterson introduced Ray Kroc to the idea of the Egg McMuffin. At the time, Peterson managed a Santa Barbara McDonald's. Three years later, the Egg McMuffin could be found on menus around the country.


If you order a Filet-O-Fish, you can expect to receive a fish filet patty, a regular bun, American cheese, and what type of sauce?

Lou Groen created the Filet-O-Fish in 1962. At the time, he was a McDonald's franchise owner and wanted to create a sandwich Roman Catholics could eat if they do not eat meat on Fridays.


If you go to McDonald's and order a Quarter Pounder with Cheese, you will get a 1/4 pound beef patty, American cheese, ketchup, pickles, onions, and what type of bun?

In 2015, McDonald's quarter pounder was increased to 4.25 ounces of before before cooking. Prior to the change, the burger weighed four ounces before cooking and shrank to 2.8 ounces heated.


When you ask for a McRib, you get a pork patty, a homestyle roll, McRib Sauce, onions, and what else?

Pickles can be created using one of two methods. The first is putting cucumbers in an acidic solution, such as vinegar. The other involves lacto-fermentation and the creation of bacteria.


In a Burger King Bacon Double Cheesburger, you will find flame-grilled beef patties, bacon, American cheese, pickles, ketchup, a sesame seed bun, and what other condiment?

Mustard is made by combining mustard seeds with water, seasonings, and vinegar. The mustard plant comes in white and brown varieties, which one is used in the condiment depends on how pungent the maker wants it.


What are the three main ingredients in Subway's Italian B.M.T.?

The B.M.T stands for Big. Meaty. Tasty. When it first appeared on menus, B.M.T. stood for Brooklyn Manhattan Transit, a subway system in New York City, to go along with the restaurants theme.


In Subway's Meatball Marina, you will find meatballs, marina sauce, and what type of cheese?

Cheese can only be called Parmigiano-Reggiano if it comes from one of four Italian cities. They are Bologna, Mantua, Modena, or Parma. The names Parmigian-Reggiano and Parmesan are protected under Italian Denominazione di origine controllata laws and by extension European law.


Which three meats will you get in a Subway Cold Cut Combo?

ham has three main types: fresh, cured, and smoked. Cured ham is cured with either a brine or a dry rub. Once the curing agent is applied to the ham, the ham is hung to dry until it develops a pink color inside.


In a Wendy's Baconator, you will get American cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, ketchup, mayo, and how much meat?

In 1969, Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's restaurant in Columbus Ohio. Six years later, the first Canadian Wendy's opens. Canada was also the site of the five-hundredth Wendy's.


If you ordered a Wendy's Dave's Double, you would recieve American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayo, ketchup, and what on a bun?

In 1976, Wendy's made its initial public stock offering on the NASDAQ exchange. One million common shares of stock were offered for 28 dollars per share. In 1981, Wendy's joined the New York Stock Exchange.


In Arby's Smokehouse Brisket, you will find smoked brisket, crispy onions, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, and what cheese on a bun?

Gouda originates from the Netherlands and is named after the town where it was created, which was sometime in the 12th century. It is traditionally made in flat wheels that weigh between 10 to 12 pound.


If you ordered an Arby's Reuben, you would have ordered marble rye bread, corned beef, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, and what cheese?

There are two possible creators of the Reuben. The first was Arnold Reuben, who owned a delicatessen in New York City. The second was Reuben Kulafkofsky, who was a grocer in Omaha, Nebraska.


On Arby's Grand Turkey Club, you can expect to find roast turkey, pepper bacon, swiss cheese, mayonnaise, tomato, and what common burger topping?

While many people believe that Arby's takes its name from an abbreviation for roast beef, the name actually pays tribute to the company's founders, Leroy and Forrest Raffel. The Raffels were known as the Raffel Brothers or RB.


If you go to Panera and order a Steak & White Cheddar Panini, you will receive steak, white cheddar, pickled red onions, and what sauce?

Horseradish is a member of the mustard family. It is a perennial and native to the Mediterranean, but is now grown in temperate zones, where it grows so well that it is now considered a weed.


On Panera's Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt, you will find chicken, Gouda, avocado, peppers, chipotle mayo, and what spice on a black pepper focaccia?

Cilantro and coriander are the same plant. While coriander can refer to the seeds or the leaves, cilantro specifically refers to the leaves and is sometimes called Chinese parsley. Both are used in cooking.


Aside from the ingredients in its name, McDonald's Mushroom & Swiss Artisan Grilled Chicken contains aoli and what?

There are thousands of mushroom species. Around 75 species are known to be poisonous, but only a few are commonly deadly and resemble edible species. For example, you wouldn't want to eat a Deadly Dapperling or a Destroying Angel.


In Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese, you will get two quarter pound beef patties, a sesame seed bun, ketchup, pickles, onions, and which cheese?

In January 2018, Burger King launched the Double Quarter Pound King Sandwich as a direct competitor to McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder. The two sandwiches share the same basic ingredients.


If you order the Chick-fil-A Spicy Deluxe Sandwich, you will get a chicken breast, a bun, dill pickle chips, tomatoes, pepper jack cheese, and what type of lettuce?

In 1946, Truett Cathy opens the first Chick-fil-A. However, it originally operated under the name of Dwarf Grill, which was renamed Dwarf House. The restaurant operated in Hapeville, Atlanta.


On a KFC Smoky Mountain BBQ Sandwich, you will find an extra crispy chicken filet covered in smokey mountain BBQ sauce on a sandwich bun with a picked and what?

Corbin, Kentucky was the site of the first KFC. In 1930, Harland Sanders opened the Kentucky Friend Chicken. Six years later, Kentucky Governor Ruby Laffoon made Sanders an honorary Kentucky Colonel.


While Carl's Jr. Beyond Famous Star with Cheese doesn't contain meat, it does contain lettuce, tomato, onion, mayonnaise, a special sauce, and what kind of pickle chips?

In 1941, Carl and Margaret Karcher bought a hot dog car with the only 236 dollars they had. Five years after that purchase, the couple opened the first Carl's Drive-In Barbecue and put hamburgers on the menu.


The Hardee's Frisco Thickburger contains a 1/4 Thickburger patty, applewood smoked bacon, tomato, and mayonnaise, but what type of bread does it come on?

In the latter half of the 20th century, even though the chain sold burgers, Hardee's was known for its Made from Scratch biscuits. In 2003, Hardee's shifted its business strategy to a focus on the Thickburger line.


On Long John Silver's Classic Fish Sandwich, you will get a sweet Hawaiian hoagie, tartar sauce, dill pickles, and what kind of fish?

In 1969, Jim Patterson opened the first Long John Silver's in Lexington, Kentucky. Today, the brand is owned by Yum Brands. The restaurants are sometimes co-branded with other brands in Yum Brands' portfolio, such as A&W.


In Charley's Philly Steaks Jalapeno Cheesesteak, you will get steak, grilled onion, jalapenos, and which cheese?

Today, Charley's has approximatley 600 locations around the world. however, Charley Shin opened the first one as a student at Ohio State University in 1986. It was located near the campus and served Philly cheesesteaks, lemonade, and fries to the college crowd.


You can get Popeye's Seafood Po-Boy on a baguette, with lettuce pickles and tartar sauce. You can also get it with a whole-fillet fish or which fish?

Popeyes was named after Popeye Doyle of "The French Connection." It was originally called Chicken on the Run and sold traditional southern-style chicken. After a few months, the restaurant was revamped with New Orleans-style chicken on the menu.


If you order a Rally's Big Buford, you will get two beef patties, American cheese, tomato, red onion, dill pickles, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and what type of lettuce?

Iceberg lettuce takes 80 to 90 days to mature and thrives in cool weather. Once the lettuce head is cut, it is recommended that the remainder be wrapped in a damp paper towel and stored in plastic wrap to maximize freshness.


On Checker's Checkerburger, you will find a beef patty, lettuce, pickle, onion, mayo, ketchup, mustard, and what else?

Depending on how you are classifying them, tomatoes can be considered a fruit and a vegetable. They are botanically a fruit. However, culinary-wise tomatoes are usually grouped with vegetables because they are not sweet.


If you drive up to Sonic and ask for a SuperSonic Double Cheeseburger, you will get two beef patties, cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, crinkle-cut pickles, your choice of condiment, and what?

Sonic has 3,500 locations in 44 states. In 2014, Sonic announced plans to open 1,000 new restaurants in the next decade. Currently, the company has no stores in Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Alaska, and Hawaii.


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