Character-Driven Advertising Quiz: Name the Restaurants of These Fast-Food Mascots!

I don’t know about you, but I remember some pretty crazy things. Things that are using up precious brain space where other more important things could be, like how to change my car’s oil or knowing why the sky is blue (I’ve been told several times and this information has yet to stick).

For whatever reason, instead of remembering these valuable bits of information, I instead remember what shoes I wore on my first day of third grade and my email address when I was in middle school. Maybe you have some silly things that you remember too, but don’t even realize it.

I’m hoping that you do. And more specifically, I’m hoping you remember which popular fast-food restaurant each of the following characters is (or was) the spokesperson for. Fair warning though, not every single one of these mascots is still used today. This could play to your advantage since some were only used in the 1970s while others were only used briefly in the early 2000s. Good luck! And…GO!

  1. Oven Mitt
  2. Grimace and Mayor McCheese
  3. Big Boy
  4. A Star
  5. The King
  6. Cows
  7. The Noid
  8. Fred the Baker
  9. Jack
  10. Colonel Sanders
  11. Spongmonkeys
  12. Chihuahua
  13. Wendy
  14. Eddie and Tom-Tom
  15. BONUS: K.C Penguin

**Please note: Comments will be withheld for an hour or so to give everyone a chance at a fair guess, so be patient. Remember, it’s considered cheating if you use Wikipedia, Google, Bing, Yahoo, Dogpile, or any other search engine not listed to look the answers up. And everyone knows that cheaters don’t keep friends!

Still in the mood for some more quizzing? Test your knowledge with other quizzes (start with this one) and Jeff’s Slogan Quiz and Famous Logo Quiz!

Amy Hoidas

Amy is one of Quality Logo Products’ Community Manager. She is a self-professed newspaper nerd and thoroughly enjoys reading business and financial news and having impromptu discussions about it. Oh yeah, she’s “one of those” people! A true Midwestern girl by nature, she loves riding her bike, photography, and the Chicago Cubs. You can also connect with Amy on


  1. Amanda

    These are so fun Amy! =) I only got a few: 1. Arbys 4. Hardees 5. Burger King 9. Jack in the Box 10. KFC 12. Taco Bell 13. Wendy’s Hope they are right!!

  2. Mandy Kilinskis

    1. Arby’s
    2. McDonald’s
    3. Big Boy Burgers
    4. Hardee’s
    5. Burger King
    6. Chik-fil-a?
    7. I don’t even know…
    8. Panera?
    9. Jack in the Box
    10. KFC
    11. Quizno’s
    12. Taco Bell
    13. Wendy’s
    14. No idea
    BONUS: Off-the-wall guess: Baskin Robbins

  3. Jen

    1. Oven Mitt- Arby’s (It’s good mood food)
    2. Grimace and Mayor McCheese- McDonalds
    3. Big Boy- Big boy
    4. A Star- Hardees
    5. The King- Burger King
    6. Cows- Oberweis
    7. The Noid- Dominoes
    8. Fred the Baker- Subway?
    9. Jack- Jack in the box
    10. Colonel Sanders- KFC
    11. Spongmonkeys- Quizno’s (Creepy!!!)
    12. Chihuahua- Taco Bell
    13. Wendy- Wendy’s
    14. Eddie and Tom-Tom- I have no clue!!!!
    15. BONUS: K.C Penguin- I’ve seen this…Dairy Queen maybe?????

  4. Cybernetic SAM

    1 Arby’s
    2 McDonalds
    3 Big Boy
    4 Hardees or Carls Jr.
    5 Burger King
    7 Dominos ?
    8 Dunkin Donuts
    9 Jack in the Box
    10 KFC
    12 Taco Bell!
    13 Wendy’s
    Bonus : Dairy Queen ?

    • Cybernetic SAM

      oh I thought about it is #6 Oberweiss?

  5. Amy Swanson


    1. Oven Mitt: Arby’s (2003-2005)
    2. Grimace and Mayor McCheese: McDonalds
    3. Big Boy: Big Boy restaurants
    4. A Star: Carl’s Jr. restaurants OR Hardee’s restaurants (both restaurants are owned by the same company, the name depends on your geographic location)
    5. The King: Burger King
    6. Cows: Chick-fil-A
    7. The Noid: Domino’s Pizza
    8. Fred the Baker: Dunkin’ Donuts (“Time to make the doughnuts!”)
    9. Jack: Jack-in-the-box restaurants
    10. Colonel Sanders: KFC restaurants
    11. Spongmonkeys: Quizno’s restaurants
    12. Chihuahua: Taco Bell
    13. Wendy: Wendy restaurants
    14. Eddie and Tom-Tom: Panda Express
    15. BONUS: K.C Penguin: Kid Cuisine Meals (Not exactly a “fast-food” restaurant, but with bonus points you never lose any of what you’ve got ;))

  6. Jill Tooley

    Great post, Amy! I love these quizzes! 😀

  7. Amanda

    I can’t believe I didn’t get the McDonald’s one!!!!

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