Brand Name Origins by AlexanderD

Champion(s):

bdunn02
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Runner(s)-Up:

KimberlinM
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Quiz Description

A quiz about brand names and their origins.

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Questions:

"Leave luck to heaven" is a rough translation of the name of what technological giant that started out, appropriately, making playing cards? Its most famous character still appears on cards manufactured by this company.

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Nintendo

Melinda Lou Thomas Morse is the namesake for what fast-food restaurant founded by her father?

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Wendy's

An Italian-American named Ettore (Anglicized to Hector) opened his own restaurant in Cleveland in 1926 and lent his name (or rather, a phonetic spelling of it) to bottles of spaghetti sauce he sold there. What is the brand name?

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Chef Boy-Ar-Dee

Originally titled Tote'm Stores, what chain retitled its brand in 1946 to reflect their then-recently-expanded operating hours?

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7-Eleven

Simon Fuller founded two entertainment companies that bear some semblance of what number, taken from a Paul Hardcastle song, "the first No.1 he had a hand in" according to TV Guide?

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19

A dairy store in Pennsylvania (not that one) was founded by Bob and staffed part time by his brother Steve. By the 1980s they had over 100 stores--combining a traditional gas station with made-to-order fast food--bearing their last name, which contrary to what you may think is indeed spelled correctly. What is it?

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Sheetz

A ceramics shop in Kyoto, Japan gave its name to what multinational corporation that's known nowadays more for its phones and copiers than its ceramic-bladed knives (which are still used by sushi chefs the world over)?

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Kyocera

What eatery is named for founder Jerry Murrell and his four sons, but later appropriated more toward Jerry's sons, the fifth being born two years after his first restaurant opened?

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Five Guys

Now a subsidiary of Walgreens, what New York City-based pharmacy is named not for a person, but rather for the two streets between which their first warehouse was located? (edited at 12:18 pm, April 7, 2016 (CDT))

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Duane Reade

A watch company and a car company added art to their name to yield what famously small car name, known for its famously small cars?

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Smart

For a while, what Korean company had a logo that featured three stars, the meaning of its name?

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Samsung

The Dassler brothers, Adolf & Rudolf, were pioneers in the German shoe industry, until they split the family business into two. Rudolf went on to turn his part of the business into the Puma brand, while his brother lent his name to his own enterprise. What was it called?

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Adidas