4/13/2016 – Southern Food Maps (w/ Ben Ingram)


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

This week is Guest Week here at FCT, and I’m inviting friends and supporters of the site to craft some of their own questions! For this Wednesday, we have questions by Ben Ingram, a cat walker living in Fort Wylie, South Carolina. Everything after this point was written by him. Enjoy!

1. Two fast-food restaurants are depicted in this map. One was founded in North Carolina in 1960 and was bought by the other’s parent company in 1997. Name both restaurants.

Question 1

2. This map is based on Kovacik and Winberry’s famous 1980 study of barbecue regions in South Carolina. The same word belong with “light” and “dark”; the rest of the redacted words are different. Name any three of those words.

Question 2

3. What two burger joints have been redacted from this map of the United States?

Question 3

4. Here is part of Joshua Katz’s study of dialect variations in America. An 8-letter word and a 4-letter shortening of that same word are redacted in the topmost box; what are those words?

Question 4

5. This is a 2012 heat map of the locations of what Southern-based restaurant? The one nearest the author’s residence is open 83 and a half hours a week.

Question 5

Thanks again to Ben for crafting today’s questions! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Guest Week author, Victoria Groce!


1. Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s
2. Mustard, tomato, vinegar, pepper
3. White Castle, Krystal
4. Coleslaw, slaw
5. Chick-fil-A

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