Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Business Namesakes) for Friday, December 13, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 70):
It’s the last name of the man who said, “Our whole concept was based on speed, lower prices & volume…my God, the carhops were slow”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Lisa Murray, a grant writer from Ann Arbor, Michigan
|Jeanne Fuller, a trauma surgery administrator from Irvine, California
|Jennifer Quail, a wine tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Michigan (7-day total: $198,400)
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Correct response: What is McDonald?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
In 1937, brothers Richard “Dick” and Maurice “Mac” McDonald opened a food stand near Monrovia Airport that sold mostly hot dogs. In 1940, they moved into a drive-in restaurant located in San Bernardino, California, naming the restaurant McDonald’s Barbecue, selling barbecue and hamburgers. By 1948, they realized that there had to be a way of streamlining their operations; the parking lot was always stuffed full of cars and the brothers wanted faster turnover. They closed the restaurant for renovations for three months. When it reopened, the menu had been slashed from 25 to 9 items and each order was standardized: a hamburger came with mustard, ketchup, onions, and two pickles. Jobs in the restaurant were specialized, taking a cue from Henry Ford’s assembly line. Though it took a few months for the concept to catch on and become profitable, by 1951 their “Speedee Service System” had caught on with working and middle-class families in the area.
Many restaurateurs were inspired by what they saw at the McDonald’s operation (including, most notably, Glen Bell of Taco Bell). Eventually, they half-heartedly got into the franchising business. Then, Multimixer salesperson Ray Kroc (who kept on selling these milkshake makers to the restaurant, dumbfounded as to why the restaurant needed so many) paid a visit. Krok immediately realized the potential, convinced the McDonald brothers to let him handle 100% of the franchising, and the rest is history. McDonald’s restaurants now span the globe.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Lisa $3,600 + $3,500 = $7,100
Jeanne $9,200 + $1,998 = $11,198
Jennifer $27,400 + $3,000 = $30,400 (8-day total: $228,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NELLIE BLY $600 (28th pick)
Jennifer 8000 +2000 (Jeanne 1200 Lisa 1000)
2) PLACE NAME ETYMOLOGY $1200 (9th pick)
Lisa 2200 +2200 (Jennifer 13000 Jeanne 1600)
3) BY POPE-ULAR DEMAND $2000 (17th pick)
Jennifer 18200 +2000 (Jeanne 4800 Lisa 4400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 136
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 110 (1.57 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Jennifer $26,000 Coryat, 31 correct, 0 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Jeanne $9,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Lisa $2,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 5 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,800
Lach Trash: $10,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,400
Jennifer Quail, stats to date:
230 correct, 23 incorrect
14/18 on rebound attempts (on 37 rebound opportunities)
47.54% in first on buzzer (213/448)
14/14 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $29,600)
7/8 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,200
Jennifer Quail, to win:
9 games: 80.695%
Avg. streak: 12.180 games.
- $228,800 moves Jennifer into 12th all-time in terms of regular play winnings on the show, passing Joon Pahk, Jason Keller, and Larissa Kelly. Roger Craig is 11th. ($230,200.)
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