10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Favorite Fast Food Restaurants

1. The name “Arby’s” is based on the two founder’s names: “The Raffel Brothers” (R.B) and for their product of “Roast Beef”.

Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.

2. John Fremont McCullough decided to name his ice cream shop Dairy Queen because he viewed the cow as the queen of the dairy industry and soft serve the queen of dairy products.

Dairy Queen

3. The dots in the Domino’s logo were originally meant to geographically represent each Domino’s location, but expansion prevented the logo from being updated after three stores.

4. Domino’s Pizza—the world’s largest pizza chain—was originally called “Domi-Nick’s” and purchased for $900 in 1960.

Dominoes Pizza

5. At Dunkin’ Donuts, more than five million customers stop in each day, thirty cups of coffee are served per second, and there are over 15,000 ways to order your coffee.

Dunkin Donuts
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6. Jack in the Box’s “Jack’s Back” campaign is the longest ongoing advertising campaign in the fast-food industry.

7. The biggest selling item at Jack in the Box is the the 2 for 99 cents tacos.

Jack in the Box Tacos
Jack in the Box, Inc.

8. The “Bell” in Taco Bell comes from the founder’s name, Glen Bell.

Taco Bell

9. Wendy’s was named after Dave Thomas’ fourth child, Wendy.

10. McDonald’s opened its first drive-thru in 1975 to serve soldiers not permitted to leave their cars while wearing army fatigues outside an Arizona military base.

McDonald’s Corporation