Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What pizza restaurant commercial featured the former U.S.S.R leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the early 1990s?||American Fast Food
Pizza Hut. I can remember seeing this commercial a long time ago back in the early 90s. All I can remember is seeing a group of kids talking to Gorbachev and making jokes.
|Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock made a documentary titled "Super Size Me" featuring what fast food chain?||American Fast Food
McDonald's. For 30 days, Morgan Spurlock had to eat McD's to prove that fast food, when eaten regularly, is bad for us. In the process, he gained 25 lbs. and his cholesterol went off the charts. It took him 15 months to get back to normal.
|What is the real meaning of the name of hot dog chain "Wienerschnitzel?"||American Fast Food
An Austrian dish made with a veal cutlet. Sometimes it will come with Tafelspitz, or boiled beef.
|Which fast food chain had a commercial featuring the singing rodents called "Sponge Monkeys?"||American Fast Food
Quiznos. It did receive good reviews despite how amateurish the commercial looked. It can also be seen on the web, too.
McDonald's. Every year, they have a Monopoly promotion where the prize is a million dollars if you get the Boardwalk and Park Place stickers. You get a "gameboard" and by playing the game, you buy everything in large or extra large to get game pieces or tickets for instant prizes and free food.
|Since the Taco Bell chihuahua got fired, she's been looking for work lately. What car insurance commercial did she appear in?||American Fast Food
Geico. In truth, the Taco Bell dog is a female dog (named Gidget) and she appears in the Geico insurance commercial, doing auditions to be, what else, a Geico spokesperson. It's a funny commercial, too.
|Which U.S. fast food chain offers car antenna balls as a promotional gimmick?||American Fast Food
Jack-in-the-Box. Sometimes, they'll give you one for free with a meal combo.
|What U.S. restaurant boasts the slogan, "Service With the Speed of Sound?"||US Fast Food
Sonic. "Sonic" means "speed of sound" and the slogan was used as a way to reflect how fast the post-war world was changing.
|Which U.S. sandwich shop was originally named "Pete's Super Submarines?"||US Fast Food
Subway. Subway was born in Bridgeport, CT and was the brainchild of 17 year old Fred DeLuca & his friend Dr. Peter Buck.
|Which U.S. fast food chain was developed based on McDonald's assembly-line system? ||US Fast Food
Taco Bell. Glen Bell, founder of Taco Bell copied McDonald's systematic idea. He substituted his "Mexican food" instead of "American food". The company was founded on March 21, 1962.
|Which restaurant is the world's largest chicken chain? ||US Fast Food
KFC. In 1991 the famous chicken chain introduced their new logo "KFC" from Kentucky Fried Chicken, as a way to promote healthier views about the restaurant.
|Which U.S. fast food chain purchased Hardee's hamburger outlet?||US Fast Food
Carl's Jr.. Carl's Jr. is the fourth largest burger chain in the country.
|In 1990, Burger King changed the fat they used to fry their foods. What fat is used today, at least in the U.S.? ||US Fast Food
vegetable oil. In the same year, Burger King introduced their famous BK Broiler.
|Which U.S. midwestern fast food chain, known for their famous burgers, celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1996? ||US Fast Food
White Castle. White Castle burgers are undoubtedly known for their square steamed ground beef patty, grilled minced onions, and no flip method of cooking.
|Roughly how many of U.S. Wendy's Frosty Shakes are served each year? ||US Fast Food
22 million. It's true, Wendy's serves over 22 million Frosty Shakes. That's a lot of brain freeze!
|According to 2000 statistics, which fast food restaurant was the top grossing chain, with about 20 billion dollars in U.S. sales? ||US Fast Food
McDonald's. Burger King ranked #2, followed by Wendy's and Taco Bell.
|This fast food chain has used the slogans "Where's the beef?" and "The best burgers and a whole lot more."||To Go: Fast Food
Wendy's. Clara Peller was the name of the older lady actress in the "Where's the beef?" commercials.
Qdoba Mexican Grill. The Jack in the Box company owns Qdoba Mexican Grill.
|Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. operates both Checkers and what other related fast food joint?||To Go: Fast Food
Rally's. Checker's and Rally's are the official burgers of NASCAR.
Hungry Jack's. Because of a copyright dispute, Burger King was forced to adopt a different name in Australia.
Serve with Love. As an unnamed blogger wrote in his blog at http://www.gethoefer.com/blog/?p=4:
"But as Tom Mears, the President and owner (along with his family) of Burgerville got up to the podium to accept the award, I heard something uttered from him that really shook the foundations of what I thought about corporate responsibility. Tom, of course, talked about how Burgerville supports local farmers who provide his company with a plethora of seasonal produce, talked about recycling, and then he spoke of his vision and the company's mission of "Serve with Love".
He said something to the affect that they instruct all of their employees that of all responsibilities, they must "Serve with Love". He went on to say that when people go to Burgerville and they are served with love, they will be, literally, nourished with love. They will then leave Burgerville and go out into their communities and they'll have a little more love to share with their friends, neighbors, and families. That love will continue to be shared to other communities and eventually spread around the world. So in a sense, Burgerville's mission is to heal the world by sharing love."
|Burgerville reaps piles of awards for its good food and good work. In 2007, what award did it receive from the Association of Washington Businesses?||Burgerville- Fast Food with Ethics
Better Workplace Award. Burgerville got this award for its comprehensive worker health care program. For all employees that work 20 hours or more per month for at least 6 months, Burgerville offers insurance for which it pays 95% of the premium. Burgerville also pays 90% of the cost of dependent insurance.
Other 2007 awards for Burgerville-
Association of Washington Business' 2007 Community Service Award for its charitable contributions
Washington State Recycling Association Recycler of the Year
Just a few of the other awards Burgerville has garnered-
- The Food Network's first ever Better Burger award
- "America's Freshest Fast Food" by Gourmet magazine
- Oregon Department of Agriculture Agriculture Progress Award
- Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow from the City of Portland's Office of Sustainable Development
- 2004 Grand Award Winner for Best Kids Menu in America from Restaurant Hospitality magazine
- 2006 Green Power Leadership award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy
|The founder of Burgerville, George Propstra, did not begin his business with Burgerville. What was the original occupation of the Propstra family?||Burgerville- Fast Food with Ethics
A dairy. Jacob Propstra, founder of the Holland Creamery, was born in the Netherlands to a dairying family. After he came to the US in 1904, her moved the the Northwest and bought a creamery in Ridgefield, WA. He operated several other creameries as well. One of them, in Vancouver, added a small lunch counter, run by Jacob's son Ernie. When Ernie moved to Seattle, Jacob's son George took over the business. He expanded the original restaurant several times (it actually remained open until 2001) and then, in 1961, opened the first Burgerville.
George Propstra died in 2004 at the age of 90. He was a generous donor to all manner of local charities, especially those involving education (he donated over 8.5 million to local schools). A public square in Vancouver WA. is named in his honor.
The president of Burgerville, as of 2007, is Propstra's son-in-law Thomas Mears. The business is still family-owned.
Yes. This is evidenced by the fact that I am a vegetarian but still sing Burgerville's praises!
Veggie offerings include regular and spicy black bean veggie burgers, Rogue River Smokey Blue Cheese salad, egg bagel and muffin sandwiches at breakfast, and of course all of those yummy shakes and side dishes.
As a matter of history, Burgerville was vegetarian-friendly long before it was trendy. As early as 1986, it offered a vegetarian "Unburger."
|Even with all of the philosophical goodness of Burgerville, burgers, alas, are not necessarily health food. How does the Burgerville Pepper Bacon Tillamook burger compare with Burger King's bacon cheeseburger?||Burgerville- Fast Food with Ethics
Burgerville's offering has more calories, fat and sodium. Well, at least if you're going to clog your arteries, you can do it in a socially responsible way!
Burgerville Pepper Bacon Tillamook burger- 690 calories, 46 g. fat, 1170 mg. sodium.
Burger King's bacon cheeseburger- 360 calories, 18 g. fat 870 mg. sodium.
Undoubtedly, much of the difference is due to the fact that the Burgerville burger is bigger, but portion sizes aren't listed on the Burgerville nutrition info.
An interactive toy. According to the Burgerville website, http://www.burgerville.com/html/kids/ "Each Kids Meal includes a fun interactive toy, designed to encourage kids and adults to have fun, communicate and learn together." The puzzles for spring 2007 included Fresh Berry Milkshake, Frisbee Fun, Balloons & Ice Cream, and Wind Power. Alas, on my last visit to Burgerville, the Kids Meal toys were sold out, so I did not get to see what a Wind Power puzzle looks like :>(
|Burgerville also uses as much locally-grown produce as possible, thus there are many seasonal treats on its menu. What can you get at Burgerville in late summer?||Burgerville- Fast Food with Ethics
Walla Walla onion rings. Burgerville has seasonal items that change throughout the year. There is always a seasonal milkshake- strawberries in the spring, blackberries in the summer, pumpkin in the fall, hazelnuts in the winter. Other seasonal items include strawberry shortcake in the spring, the sweet Walla Walla onion rings in summer, and sweet potato fries in the fall.